Academic Advisors and Advising
Upon receiving a student's application, the Admissions Office will send a letter to acknowledge receipt of the application (as well as an e-mail confirmation) to inform the student of the resources available in academic advising. Often, a student's advisor is the program head or a faculty member in the student's chosen program of study. For more information regarding your specific advisor, refer to the SCC Website https://www.stanly.edu/current-students/academic-planning. An advisee’s progress will be monitored by the advisor; therefore, each student should seek the advice of the assigned advisor when questions arise regarding his or her program of study or requirements for program completion. The student is encouraged to make an appointment to confer with his or her advisor during the faculty member’s office hours each term.
It is the student’s responsibility to contact his or her advisor, ask questions about classes, parking, tutoring, grades, job market, etc., and work with the advisor in setting educational and career goals and planning schedules.
Advisors will make every effort to provide effective guidance to each assigned student in academic matters and to make a referral if the student needs assistance in other matters.
Special Credit students are treated just like any other degree seeking student and are assigned an academic advisor. Currently, the 1-Stop mentors serve as academic advisors to special credit students.
Eagle's1-Stop and Self-Service are available for student guidance.
The final responsibility for meeting all academic degree requirements as well as institution requirements ultimately rests with the student.
New Student Orientation
All new curriculum students are required to attend and participate in orientation, which is available year round in seated or online formats. Students will become familiar with campus regulations and policies governing student behavior, various departments on campus, academic information, grade distribution, program changes, and clubs and organizations for student participation. To schedule your New Student Orientation appointment, https://www.stanly.edu/future-students/online-learning/new-student-orientation/step-1-getting-started.