Academic Advising

A college degree is more than just 40 courses and 120 credit hours.

At Assumption College, it is a personal and intellectual journey, and no two are alike. Assumption is committed to academic advising founded on a strong, individual relationship between advisor and advisee. All students are advised by informed, experienced, full-time teaching faculty committed to helping you chart your journey at each stage of your experience.

Year-by-Year

  • First year: Assumption matches each student with an advisor based on academic interests and goals. Those advisors aid in the transition to college-level academics, guide students to resources on campus, including the College’s online advising and registration system, WebAdvisor.
  • Second year: Advisors focus on supporting students as they choose among our 40 majors.
  • Junior year: In addition to course selection and career discussions, there are exciting opportunities such as study abroad or internships.
  • Senior year: Advisors support advisees as they apply to graduate school and post-baccalaureate scholarships, or move into the professional world.

WebAdvisor for Students

WebAdvisor for Students 2015 from Assumption College on Vimeo.

Introduction and the Goals of Advising 0.0-0.54
Accessing WebAdvisor Student Planning and Registration on the Portal 0.54-1.57
Please note you can also access the portal by typing in your AC email address—your username plus @assumption.edu (for example, gabriella.greyhound@assumption.edu) and your password
Looking Back, Looking Forward—What classes have you taken? What do you still need to take? 1.57-4.11
Posting a Course from the Degree Progress for Your Advisor’s Approval 4.11-5.00
Course Coding Key 5.0-6.20
Accessing Major Requirements 6.20-7.06
Posting Courses from the Course Catalog for Your Advisor’s Approval 7.06-7.28
Notifying Your Advisor for a Meeting to Approve Courses 7.28-8.28
Planning Your Schedule 8.28-10.27
Registering for Classes 10.27-13.05
Course Adjustment (Drop/Add) 13.05-14.21
 

WebAdvisor for Faculty

WebAdvisor for Faculty 2015 from Assumption College on Vimeo.

Introduction and the Goals of Advising 0.0-1.0
An Overview of the Advising Process and Timeline 1.0-2.23
Accessing WebAdvisor Student Planning and Registration on the Portal 2.24-3.02
Accessing Advisees’ Records 3.02-4.32
Approving Courses 4.32-7.02
Adding Courses to a Plan 7.02-9.53
**Remember, adding a course to an advisee’s plan does not approve it—you will need to go back and approve it after adding it (see previous section)
Course Coding Key 9.53-11.13
Completing Your Review and Archiving the Course Plan 11:13-12.27