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Academic Advising Center
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Overview, Mission, Vision, and Goals

Mission

The Academic Advising Center staff is dedicated to teaching students how to define and implement educational plans consistent with their individual needs, strengths, and aspirations.

Vision

Through collaborative relationships and structured support, the Academic Advising Center strives to create a safe and centralized space where students can explore the curriculum, define their interests, and succeed in lifelong learning.

Goals

At Salisbury University, all first year, full time students are assigned an academic advisor in their area of interest. Through personal one-on-one meetings, advisors help students to:

  • Clarify their ambitions
  • Engage in the curriculum
  • Navigate registration software
  • Select appropriate courses
  • Locate campus resources
  • Create four year plans
  • Evaluate their progress
  • Understand the decision making process
  • Make informed decisions on their path toward graduation

Academic Advisors

Academic Advisors in the Academic Advising Center are assigned to each full-time first time (or "Freshman") college student. The academic advisor is responsible for assisting the student with understanding degree requirements, planning coursework, and developing their understanding of academia at the university level.

Faculty & Special Program Mentors

SU is proud to offer a wide range of special programs. In order to assist students with navigating the intricacies of these programs, many specialized majors, programs, and colleges will have a secondary advisor or program mentor assigned. Examples include dual-degree programs, secondary education, the Honors College, and more.

Advising Services Coordinators

Advising Services Coordinators (or ASCs) are responsible for providing individual schools within Salisbury University with advising support. Students may be referred by their academic advisor or dean's office to the ASC for their school for help with specific issues.

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