The advising system is based upon the theory of developmental advising, and thus combines personal, academic and career counseling services. First-year students are advised about the transition to college, goal setting and personal and academic matters by the designated First Year Faculty Coordinators, the Director of Advising, the Academic Advisors, and the Office of Student Life staff.
Upper-level students receive advice about their program of study from the Academic Advisors and their Department Head. They receive advice about careers and graduate schools from Department Career Advisors and the Center for Career Services. The Office of Student Life staff will provide personal counseling and advice about the transition to a career and life after Ringling College.
The Office of Advising, Records and Registration Services tracks the progress toward a degree for all students. Students, however, are ultimately responsible for ensuring they have completed the academic requirements for their degree. Academic Advisors provide special help to students on probation, international students, readmitted students and those with disabilities. Throughout the four years, students are encouraged by their advisors “to clarify interests, skills, attitudes and values; develop habits of discipline; experience choice and develop autonomy; and develop purpose and direction.”
Office of Advising, Records and Registration Services
Ulla Searing Student Center, 2nd Floor