Preparing for Academic Advising

As a new student, meeting with your academic advisor is an important step in your educational journey. Academic Advising is a relationship and process that benefits the student, advisor and College as a whole. Advisors and students work together to develop, follow and complete an academic plan while fostering a productive relationship to help students envision, foster and realize their goals at Clarkson College. The Enrollment and Advising department promotes and encourages the appreciative advising model for optimal interactions in group and individual settings.

Academic Advising Mission Statement
Clarkson College academic advisors support and prepare students to make decisions regarding their career, academic and personal goals as they evolve into ethical and compassionate health care professionals.

Each semester, you will be required to touch base with your academic advisor prior to registering for classes. Before doing so, be sure to:

  • Monitor your Clarkson College student email for important information from your advisor, such as registration timelines and how to make an appointment.
  • Review your academic plan on Self-Service.
  • Make sure your sequence plan (given to you by your advisor) is up-to-date.
  • Keep all documentation from your academic advisor in a convenient and organized place.
  • Communicate with your financial aid counselor prior to registering for classes regarding financial aid needs.
    • It is important to be aware of credit-hour requirements for financial aid. Students must be enrolled at least half-time to be eligible for most types of financial aid. For undergraduate students, six credit hours is considered half-time. For graduate students, three credit hours is considered half-time.
    • It is the student’s responsibility to contact financial aid and student accounts prior to dropping/withdrawing from a class to determine any financial impact.

For more information about the registration process as a new student, visit our Accepted Students page.

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