Are you advised?

By: AMANDA LABOY

Staff Writer

Coming to college, most students have no idea what they want to do with their future! We can barely function correctly without our morning run to StarBucks.  The fact is, if you enter college knowing your passion and what you want to do for the rest of your life, you are blessed! I changed my major four times until I was truly passionate about it and felt that I could go to work everyday and love what I do. 

According to http://www.cccnj.edu, academic advisement has been classified into two types, prescriptive and developmental. Prescriptive advisement refers to the advisor/student interacting within an authoritative/ subordinate, or doctor/patient relationship. Courses are prescribed to the student and class schedules are written.

Developmental academic advisement is defined as a systematic process based on a close relationship intended to aid students in achieving educational, career, and personal goals through the utilization of the full range of institutional, and community resources. Cumberland County College does have a “day one” each semester where the entire college community comes together to provide a full day of academic advisement for students. These days typically fall in November and April. All students are mailed information informing them of registration dates, Advisement Day, the identity of their advisor and their office hours on this day.  Students are encouraged to make appointments but walk-ins are always welcome. As a student you should ask questions if you do not understand an issue or have a specific concern. Your advisors are there to “advise” you. The ultimate decision is up to you.

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