student and advisor


The Academic Advising Office provides comprehensive student centered services designed to empower students to identify and accomplish their educational and career goals.

Both Academic and Career & Technical Education advisors are available on all three campuses to meet with students regarding a process and timeline for achieving their goals, which may include:

  • initial advising for first time in college students
  • transfer advising for students entering with earned college credits
  • placement test score interpretation
  • identification of bachelor’s degree pre-requisites
  • program of study completion planning
  • University transfer assistance
  • Help with College policies and procedures
  • resolution of course registration issues
  • returns from suspension
  • limited access program planning

Prospective and enrolled students can be seen by an advisor as a walk-in, by appointment, or via phone/email, during regular business hours throughout the academic calendar year. Students earning AA or AS degrees and certificate seeking students also meet with an advisor at various times throughout their program of study to discuss their plans for transfer or employment. Students in limited access health programs and selected AS degrees will receive an advising hold after earning 12 hours. All other degree seeking students see their advisor after earning 20 hours.

A Career Transitions Specialist is also on the Advising Team to assist students in linking their career pathway to future employment options. Students are taught to use a variety of career tools, including assessments, resume builders, mock interviews, and internship/job search platforms in order to boost their employability status. The career specialist also visits classrooms on all three campuses to conduct career workshops and disseminate career fair information throughout the academic calendar year.

A Disability Services Coordinator is available in the Advising Office on all three campuses for students who identify as having a physical, psychological and/or learning disability(s). The Coordinator conducts in-take meetings and assessments to identify appropriate accommodations for students attending SJR State. They also track and monitor accommodations, collaborate with faculty, and host disability awareness and service training workshops.