Roles and Responsibilities

An academic advisor is a student's guide to success at Kennesaw State University. The advisement process allows a student to create a relationship with an advisor who can assist with planning a educational career, learning the skills needed for academic success, and connecting the student to a variety of campus resources and services.

Academic advising is a collaborative process between student and advisor. The student's relationship with an advisor is a two-way street by which both have defined responsibilities for ensuring a successful partnership.

What is a Scheduled Appointment?

Scheduled appointments are 30-minute advising sessions at a specified time on an advisor’s calendar. Services available during scheduled appointments include long term planning, schedule building, academic success planning, transfer institution/class questions, and major exploration. 

*please note that appointments must be scheduled at least one business day in advance. During peak registration times, appointments may be booked several weeks in advance. Please plan ahead when making an appointment.

Advisor Responsibilities

  • Treat each student with respect and dignity
  • Be honest and solution oriented
  • Explain program admission and degree completion requirements
  • Assist in planning courses and an appropriate course load based on a major
  • Discuss implications of schedule adjustments (adding, dropping, or withdrawing from courses)
  • Explain how to read and review a DegreeWorks degree audit
  • Assist with academic major exploration and changing a major or minor
  • Discuss alternate/parallel majors as needed
  • Discuss strategies for success in college (time management, study tips, and signing up for tutoring in the Learning Center)
  • Guide students to appropriate campus resources as needed

Student Responsibilities

  • Meet with an academic advisor to review courses and discuss registration each semester—or, as needed
  • Discuss implications of schedule adjustments, including course withdrawal, with an academic advisor and the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships
  • Confirm major/minor selections through your OwlExpress page
  • Understand the requirements for a selected major and/or minor, including courses, application procedures, department policies, and GPA/grade requirements
  • Consider alternate/parallel degree plans