Planning out a college career can be an intimidating task, but with the help of academic advisors, students are guided through the process.

Academic Advisement

At St. Norbert College, advising is integral to each student’s academic program. All degree-seeking students are assigned to an academic adviser. Advisors serve as a campus resource for students, assisting them in meeting their academic and career goals. Your advisor is someone who can guide you in your decision-making, self-understanding and intellectual growth over your years at St. Norbert College.

The benefits of academic advising:
  • Get assistance with planning your academic program to meet your graduation timeline
  • Have the opportunity to ask questions about how best to complete your degree requirements
  • Get updates from your adviser about new college policies and procedures
  • Have someone to ask for guidance and support if you need it

Academic Advisement Policy
Students are required to meet with their advisors each semester prior to registration, but are encouraged to confer with them regularly about curriculum, career and individual concerns. Advisors hold regular office hours each week during school terms for students to drop in or call. Hours are posted on or by the advisors’ office doors.

Here’s what you can expect of your advisor:

  • Help exploring and developing realistic academic goals
  • Answers to questions about academic policies and procedures, or directing you to the appropriate office where your questions can be answered
  • Someone who knows campus and community resources that can help you, such as where to find study skills assistance, tutoring, personal counseling and other educational opportunities
  • Discussion of links between academic preparation and employment opportunities or graduate school
  • Information about degree requirements

Students have responsibilities, too:

  • Understand the requirements for your academic program
  • Familiarize yourself with academic policies outlined in the student handbook, college catalog and timetable
  • Provide your adviser with current information about your needs and interests
  • Make an advising appointment prior to your registration date each semester
  • Use campus resources for your intellectual and personal development
  • Accept responsibility for making good progress toward your degree