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Academic Advising

Academic advising at Pacific is a personalized, mentoring experience conducted by faculty who help students explore their intellectual interests, learn the requirements for degree completion, and discuss life after graduation.  Academic advisors serve as direct support for students as they navigate their way at Pacific.

Faculty advisors

During orientation at Pacific, students immediately begin to work with an academic advisor within their School/College for their degree, and the same advisor often remains with students throughout the duration of their study.  Advisors assist students in:

  • Designing a plan of study
  • Selecting classes
  • Defining realistic educational goals
  • Helping explore career options in collaboration with the Career Resource Center
  • Monitoring completion of graduation requirements. (CAPP)

Students are encouraged to take advantage of the individual attention provided by Pacific's academic advisors and should contact their School/College's Dean's office if they have questions. Students can locate their advisor through insidePacific by looking at their student information under Student records as well as through their placement/transfer articulation evaluation page.

 Students also have their responsibilities during the advising process, such as:

  • Becoming aware of the academic rules and regulations, registration procedures and deadlines, and their graduation requirements
  • Consulting with their faculty advisor prior to registering for classes each term
  • Monitoring their progress to complete their graduation requirements (CAPP)

Students should strive for a healthy balance of awareness of degree requirements and strong preparation for advising, coupled with professional engagement and thoughtful dialogue with their advisor.

Student advisors (peer mentors)Student Advisors

In addition to meeting their faculty advisor during orientation, new undergraduate students meet a peer mentor referred to as their "Student Advisor." Student Advisors aid students in the transition to the Pacific community through open communication, support, and guidance in both academic and social opportunities.

Visit the program's website to learn more about the program.

 

Tools and resources

To help students and advisors, links to commonly-accessed resources have been compiled below.

Advising and registration Degree audit Transfer credit information Majors and minors Student privacy Forms Graduation