Academic Advising

Academic Advising

Longwood's advising program provides informed academic counseling which makes effective use of the assessment, career planning, student development, and software resources available. Although course selection is important, advisors are trained and prepared to counsel or refer advisees on such matters as the following:

  • assisting students in understanding their abilities, interests, and limitations;
  • helping students clarify their values, developing an educational program consistent with these values, and relating their educational plans to their career plans;
  • referring students to academic and student affairs support services;
    providing information about Longwood and departmental policies, procedures, and resources;
  • reviewing opportunities for academic involvement, internships, research with faculty, honorary societies, etc;
  • assisting students in evaluating their progress toward their educational goals.

Although the academic advisor assists students with curriculum decisions and options, the student bears full responsibility for meeting graduation requirements.

Newly admitted students who have declared their intention to pursue a degree in a particular discipline are assigned advisors in the appropriate school. The assignment of the advisor is generally not changed unless the student changes his/her degree program. Students who have not declared a major are advised by academic counselors in the Office of the Registrar, located in Barlow Hall. Once students declare a major, they will be assigned an advisor within their major.

Prior to registration, students are required to consult with their assigned academic advisor regarding course selection, career goals, and relevant academic policies.