2018-2019 Catalog

Academic Advising

Every BCC student enrolled in a degree or certificate program is assigned an academic advisor. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their advisor throughout the semester, especially during the designated registration period during which they will choose classes for the next semester. Meeting with the assigned advisor is vital in ensuring that students are taking courses that are appropriate for their academic and career plans. The academic advisor should also be consulted before students add or drop courses or change their program of study.

To learn the name of their academic advisor, students may check their WebAdvisor account, visit the Academic Advising Center (F-117) or Registrar’s Office (F-111) on the Main Campus, or visit the South County Center early in their first semester. Usually students have the same advisor throughout their education at BCC. However, students may change their advisor through the Academic Advising Center.

Students should monitor their own academic progress. Descriptions of specific courses are in this catalog, as are pro- gram descriptions which list specific course requirements for each academic program. Program descriptions for new pro- grams not listed in the catalog are available in the Registrar’s Office (F-111) and Academic Advising Center (F-117). Students should check their degree audit using their WebAdvisor account to track progress toward program completion.

Academic Advising is also responsible for the evaluation of any external credits from other institutions, by exam or prior life experience.