Academic advising helps students to accomplish these objectives:

  • Explore and clarify educational, career and life goals
  • Create short and long-term plans to accomplish these goals
  • Select a major that balances goals, interests and abilities
  • Understand requirements of the major and the college
  • Identify and register for appropriate courses

In order for these goals to be achieved, students must fulfill their own responsibilities in the advising process by taking these steps:

  • Make and keep appointments with advisor well before registration begins. Make use of the advisor's knowledge - it is a valuable resource. Stay up-to-date about college policies, procedures and requirements using the current web-based registration information.
  • Come to all advising sessions and appointments prepared: review registration information and the course schedule. Make a tentative list of courses and alternates for next semester
  • Prepare a list of any questions about the degree plan and requirements.

To arrange an appointment for assistance with your academic planning, contact Lisa Folken at lisa.folken@kirkwood.edu or Jane Lawrence at jlawren@kirkwood.edu or by phone at 319-465-2302.