What is Academic Advising?
Students at CECP take college courses sometimes as early as their freshman year! Every student meets with an Academic and Career Advisor every semester to create a schedule for the following semester and develop or revisit an Individual Career and Academic Plan (ICAP). These 50 minute meetings give our students an opportunity to connect with their advisor and develop a plan for their college and career path. We understand that high school is a time of exploration. Interests and goals can change in an instant! By enrolling in one of our on-campus college courses, students can explore different content areas and perhaps even discover their college major or future career!
During an advising appointment students who are preparing to take college courses will fill out forms allowing CECP to cover the cost of these courses and ensure a student receives college credit, upon successfully passing with a 70% or better.
While our advisors can research and plan college coursework, ultimate responsibility regarding degree program requirements rests with students and parents.
CECP advisors understand and respect a student's uniqueness and educational goals. They serve as first point of contact for students' academic needs. Advisors provide accurate and important information about graduation requirements and inform students about the purpose and potential of higher education. Students collaborate with an advisor to create an Individual Career and Academic Plan (ICAP), consistent with their educational goals, career interests, and abilities. The main goals of CECP advisors are:
- Develop a supportive relationship with students to assist in their transition from high school to the college environment
- Assist students in developing an individual career and academic plan (ICAP) which supports academic and career goals
- Assist students in evaluating and/or reevaluating progress toward established educational and career goals
- Provide information regarding CECP and partnering colleges policies, procedures, resources, and programs
When should students contact or meet with an advisor?
Once officially enrolled at CECP, students can contact their advisor for support. Advising appointments are scheduled via an online scheduling system each semester to plan for the following semester's coursework. Dates for mandatory academic advising will be announced each semester through our newsletter and website. It is also necessary for students to connect with their advisor at any point in the semester if a change in schedule is being considered.
In addition, students are encouraged to meet with their advisor throughout their time at CECP as important questions arise related to their future educational plans. Outside of scheduled advising, students can check in at the front desk to meet with their advisor on a walk-in basis. Advisors can assist with any of the following:
- Schedule creation
- Add/drop class(es)
- Withdrawal from class(es)
- Graduation planning
- Time management strategies
- Organizational strategies
- Study strategies
- Developing educational/career goals
- Evaluating academic progress
- Understanding academic policy
- Identifying CECP tutoring/academic resources
- Communication between students & teachers/Academic Dean/Head of School
- College major/career exploration
- College applications
- Letters of recommendation
...so much more!
Questions? Email Jen Rolls, Dean of Academic and Career Advising: firstname.lastname@example.org.