How can online advising help guide you:
Our online advisor will provide you information about Caldwell College’s resources, policies, and procedures, help you develop an educational plan for your studies at the college, including helping you choose a major, select courses that will fulfill your degree or program requirements, develop a workable schedule, and develop strategies for dealing with the demands and pressures of your personal or work life. Our online advisor will also refer you to appropriate campus resources. The following link will take you to the available resources available to you at Caldwell, http://www.caldwell.edu/student-success/advisement/campus-resources.
Online advising cannot:
- Our online advisor cannot provide personal counseling
- Send information or answer questions about your personal records, another student’s personal records, or grades by email
- Or take a message for your instructors, such as “I will be late for class today.”
Tips for using online advising:
- Keep an up to date educational plan so you know where you stand.
- Never include your social security number with your email in order to protect your privacy.
- Create a schedule with alternative options each semester along with an educational plan as to how to move forward to graduation before speaking with your advisor.
- Seek out Career Development information if you are trying to decide on a major.
- Keep a copy of the latest course schedule offerings as well as a College Catalog available for reference.
- Seek help within a reasonable amount of time. Don’t wait for the last minute.
- Become familiar with the college’s web pages and online resources.
- Help your online advisor determine how to best meet your needs by being as specific and direct as possible when asking your question.
- Allow your advisor at least 48 hours to respond to your question. If it is complicated, allow extra time for additional research.
- Keep copies of all email correspondence from your online advisor.
Online Student requirements:
- Have a computer
- Students must have knowledge of current system requirements
- Consider the amount of prep and study time