Academic advising at Cedar Crest College is a dynamic, collaborative process that seeks to assist students in succeeding academically, developing meaningful goals, articulating career plans, and fostering students’ individual responsibility for their education.
Each new undergraduate at Cedar Crest receives their initial academic advising from an advisor in Academic Services. To ensure students receive the most accurate initial advising as possible, Academic Services advisors specialize in academic programs.
After their initial academic advising, students transition to new academic advisors. First-year Traditional undergraduate students are assigned a First Year Advisor through the First Year Experience program, who will serve as their academic advisor until they declare a major. Transfer Traditional and SAGE undergraduate students are assigned to a faculty advisor in their intended major. Throughout a student’s academic career, however, Academic Services is always available to answer advising questions and help students with academic decision-making.
Academic Advising Requirements
Traditional students who have earned 0-23.9 credits (freshman standing) are required to receive approval from their advisor prior to registering for classes. In addition, advisors must review and approve these students’ scheduled after they have registered. Traditional students who have earned 24-54.9 credits (sophomore standing) are required to receive approval from their advisor prior to registering for classes. Though Traditional students who have achieved junior standing (55 or more credits) and SAGE students are not required to meet with their academic advisor prior to registering for classes, it is strongly encouraged.