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The academic advising program at Elmira College is designed to assist you in developing and clarifying your educational plans and career goals and assist in fulfilling your degree requirements.
The faculty at Elmira College views the advisor-advisee relationship as a developmental one, whereby you will be encouraged to assume greater and greater responsibility for your academic programs. Advisors employ a more prescriptive approach to advising during your first year. Once you declare a major, the advisor focuses on assisting you in developing academic and career plans related to your major. Academic advisors also seek to support your personal growth, as mentioned in the College's mission statement. Every effort is made to place you with an advisor from the academic program of your intended major. While the ultimate responsibility for meeting degree requirements rests with the you, academic advisors provide guidance and support to you as you fulfill these prerequisites and for helping to translate your academic plans into course preferences.