One of the primary functions of the Academic Success Center is to meet the academic advising needs of all of our students at Fort Valley especially the freshmen and sophomore students (basically, those that have fewer than 45 semester hours earned) or those who have yet to decide on a major. Our professionally trained staff will assist these students with developing a two (2) year educational plan.
Academic advising is a joint responsibility: yours and your advisor. It is a continuous process that begins with your Freshman Orientation and culminates at your graduation. To ensure that you have an opportunity to graduate in four (4) years, we recommend that you not declare your major until your sophomore year.
Be aware that some departments may hold out on your registration until you have seen an advisor. Be sure to make an appointment for advising well in advance of your day to register. With a few exceptions, your registration must take place in the Academic Success Center (ASC).
- General information about University policies, programs available at Fort Valley, the Core Curriculum, degree requirements for your major, and career possibilities.
- Assistance in planning and scheduling each semester’s program of study.
- Awareness of the services and persons available to offer assistance when you are experiencing academic difficulties.
- Knowledge of University regulations regarding grades and grade point averages relating to required academic progress as well as other University requirements (such as Regent’s Test, etc.)
- Confidentiality of your Academic record and any personal concerns/questions which may be discussed.
- An appointment made early, well before your registration date. Promptness at all your scheduled advising appointments.
- Preparations for you advising appointments. Always have with you a pen, Schedule of Classes, University catalog, curriculum guide, balance sheets, and transfer evaluation. Have tentative schedules worked out.
- Basic knowledge of the Core Curriculum and your advisor with the information needed to reach your goals.
- Basic knowledge about the academic requirements and policies in the University Catalog.
- Acceptance or responsibility for your choices and your decisions.
- A willingness to ask questions and be active participant in your educational career.