Student Handbook

6. Academic Support

6.1. Academic Advisement

Academic​ ​Advisement 

You​ ​will​ ​be​ ​assigned​ ​to​ ​a​ ​faculty​ ​adviser​ ​for​ ​educational​ ​and​ ​vocational​ ​guidance​ ​and​ ​advising. Since​ ​your​ ​adviser​ ​is​ ​also​ ​responsible​ ​for​ ​other​ ​students​ ​the​ ​following​ ​suggestions​ ​are​ ​offered​ ​to help​ ​enhance​ ​your​ ​experience: 

1.​ ​The​ ​name​ ​of​ ​your​ ​academic​ ​adviser​ ​is​ ​listed​ ​on​ ​the​ ​computer​ ​print​ ​out​ ​that​ ​you​ ​received from​ ​the​ ​Registrar’s​ ​Office​ ​at​ ​the​ ​time​ ​you​ ​enrolled.​ ​If​ ​you​ ​have​ ​misplaced​ ​this information,​ ​it​ ​is​ ​available​ ​from​ ​the​ ​Registrar’s​ ​Office​ ​(registrar@bacone.edu.)

2.​ ​Contact​ ​and​ ​keep​ ​in​ ​touch​ ​with​ ​your​ ​adviser​ ​during​ ​their​ ​office​ ​hours,​ ​which​ ​are​ ​posted on​ ​their​ ​doors.

3.​ ​Make​ ​and​ ​keep​ ​appointments.​ ​Call​ ​if​ ​it​ ​is​ ​necessary​ ​to​ ​change​ ​or​ ​cancel​ ​an​ ​appointment.

4.​ ​Come​ ​with​ ​specific​ ​questions​ ​in​ ​mind.

5.​ ​Bring​ ​necessary​ ​materials​ ​(pencils,​ ​schedule​ ​of​ ​classes,​ ​forms,​ ​etc.)

6.​ ​Discuss​ ​openly​ ​concerns​ ​regarding​ ​schoolwork,​ ​study​ ​habits,​ ​academic​ ​progress,​ ​and personal​ ​concerns.

7.​ ​Make​ ​sure​ ​you​ ​are​ ​satisfied​ ​with​ ​your​ ​schedule​ ​and​ ​career​ ​choices​ ​or​ ​share​ ​your dissatisfaction​ ​with​ ​your​ ​adviser.

You​ ​may​ ​want​ ​to​ ​visit​ ​with​ ​your​ ​adviser​ ​for:

•​ ​​Adding​ ​or​ ​dropping​ ​a​ ​class.

•​ ​​Receiving​ ​tutoring.

•​ ​​Degree​ ​plan​ ​at​ ​pre-enrollment.

•​ ​​Career​ ​information.

•​ ​​Referral​ ​information.

•​ ​​Withdrawal​ ​process.

When​ ​you​ ​need​ ​to​ ​see​ ​your​ ​adviser:

•​ ​​Become​ ​familiar​ ​with​ ​your​ ​adviser’s​ ​office​ ​hours/schedule.​ ​Whenever​ ​possible​ ​call​ ​to make​ ​an​ ​appointment​ ​rather​ ​than​ ​drop​ ​in.

•​ ​​If​ ​it​ ​is​ ​necessary​ ​to​ ​drop​ ​in​ ​without​ ​an​ ​appointment,​ ​try​ ​to​ ​come​ ​at​ ​a​ ​time​ ​when​ ​your adviser​ ​is​ ​on​ ​duty;​ ​avoid​ ​the​ ​busiest​ ​time​ ​of​ ​the​ ​day,​ ​and​ ​allow​ ​plenty​ ​of​ ​time​ ​in​ ​case​ ​you have​ ​to​ ​wait.

•​ ​​Because​ ​the​ ​first​ ​and​ ​last​ ​two​ ​weeks​ ​of​ ​each​ ​semester​ ​are​ ​the​ ​busiest​ ​for​ ​your​ ​adviser, schedule​ ​longer​ ​conferences​ ​during​ ​the​ ​middle​ ​part​ ​of​ ​the​ ​semester.