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Student Advising


Mission:
Rooted in the mission of Mount Marty College, the mission of student advising is to assist each student with the development of a meaningful educational plan that is compatible with his/her life goals, promotes personal growth and prepares the student for the contemporary world of work.

Mount Marty College faculty and staff demonstrate a continuing commitment to effective academic advising. We offer a unique advising system for students assuring each student receives the support needed from the beginning of his or her college career to graduation and beyond.

Prospective Student Advising
First-Year Advising
Upperclassmen Advising

Prospective Students
Mount Marty College believes in the importance of early advising and creating relationships with prospective students. To jumpstart the advising relationship, prospective students are encouraged to schedule a campus visit. A visit to campus offer prospective students the opportunity to learn more about the Mount Marty campus, academic majors and minors, and the chance to meet with an academic program advisor.

Prospective students who have not selected an academic major are encouraged to meet with an academic program advisor of major interest or the Director of First-Year Advising during their campus visit. Many resources are available to assist students with the process of selecting an academic major during their first year including the services of a Career Counselor.

Arrangements to visit campus and meet faculty and staff can be made through the Admissions office at (800)658-4552.

First-Year Advising
Mount Marty College has a unique advising approach for students transitioning into college. Upon acceptance to the college, freshmen students are matched with a member of the First-Year Advising Team by their Enrollment Counselor. Matches are made on a basis of common interests and proper fit with the student. These devoted members of faculty and staff are trained to help first-year students with the transition they will experience as they adapt to college life. The First-Year Advising Team is a holistic approach to enhance success for a contemporary world of work, service to the human community, and personal growth.
Meet the First-Year Advising Team

Prior to the student's first semester on campus, students will meet with their academic advisor and register for classes. Advisors also stay in touch with students over the summer to answer any questions that arise. Not only does this continue to build an advising relationship, it also assists in the student's successful educational experience.

During freshman orientation, students have a number of opportunities to meet with their advisor. This is a great time to ask any questions and make any schedule changes. Throughout the freshman year students meet with their advisor to discuss matters related to majors, financial issues, personal decision making, goals, and discuss other concerns that may arise. Most importantly, the advising team is there to help students discover their academic and personal potential. The assigned First-Year Advisor will remain with the student throughout the entire first year. At the end of their first year, freshman students will transition to an advisor in their major area of choice.

Upperclassmen
Upperclassman and transfer students will work with the advisor of their major discipline until completion of their program of study. Major advisors are prepared to provide direction for students with degree completion, career exploration, and employment opportunities prior to and following graduation.