Office of Academic Advising
The Office of Academic Advising is a department within Wheelock's Division of Student Success and Engagement. Academic Advising is a process that assists students in the clarification of their life and career goals and helps them develop the educational plans that will help them realize these goals. Wheelock's 2+2 shared advising model is uniquely designed to help students get the most from their undergraduate experience.
The Office of Academic Advising uses a developmental philosophy and holistic approach to empower students to reach their educational, professional, and personal goals. Advisors assist in identifying and reaching these goals by helping students utilize available resources, determine appropriate steps, and assess their own progress.
- Support students in successful academic transitions at Wheelock College.
- Assist students in defining success.
- Encourage students to develop realistic academic, professional, and personal goals.
- Teach students about Wheelock College's academic policies and procedures.
- Promote the opportunities, resources, and services on campus that assist students in achieving their goals.
- Challenge students to strengthen self-advocacy skills and personal integrity.
As a result of participating in academic advising in the first two years, students will be able to:
- Articulate what success means to them and how they can use their college experiences to achieve this success.
- Identify and utilize campus resources that help them experience success in and out of the classroom.
- Demonstrate an understanding of how academic performance impacts academic standing and degree progress.
- Select academic programs that match their interests, values, and abilities and create an academic plan/map that reflects an understanding of how their chosen programs relate to career pathways.
- Actively engage in the college community and develop effective relationships with faculty, staff, and peers.
- Reflect on their own academic, professional, and personal goals as they develop throughout their college career.