Academic Advising Idaho State University in Idaho Falls
One of the most important connections a student makes is with an advisor. Whether itís a professional advisor in Central Academic Advising or a faculty advisor in their major department, students who succeed know that advisors are one of the best resources when it comes to making a plan for reaching their goals. Advisors can:
- Collaborate with students in designing a degree plan that works with their lifestyle and goals.
- Assist students in accessing information on policies, procedures, majors, courses, and admission requirements.
- Help with study skills, time management, and other college survival skills.
- Provide a key campus connection important for building a professional network (think letter of recommendation)!
- Make suggestions and referrals to other campus resources.
- Encourage, Empower, and Support!!!
An Advisor serves as a guide, not only to help access resources, but also to provide students with a human connection, someone who knows their goals, understands the obstacles, and who will hold students accountable to their commitments. They can encourage, support, and coach students on the path to graduation. If youíve never met with an advisor, challenge yourself and make that connection todayóBe Prepared, Be Successful, and BE ADVISED!
To meet with an Academic Advisor at ISU in Idaho Falls, call Student Services at 282-7800 for an appointment. In Pocatello, contact Central Academic Advising at 282-3277.
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(Please note: Students interested in graduate programs must contact ISU Graduate School or department for advising).
Peer Advisors are exceptional students who have completed a 1-credit training course (COUN 4450) in communication skills, ISU policies, and basic advising procedures. After the course, Peer Advisors keep office hours in Student Services and are available to help students navigate the basics, assist with course scheduling, and answer a variety of questions. They serve a unique role in helping students because they are students themselves. To be considered for the Peer Advisor training course, students must fill out an application, receive a recommendation from a staff or faculty member, and complete an interview. For more information, please contact Susan MaComb at 282-7802 or firstname.lastname@example.org