Assignment of Advisors

The Center for Student Success
Advising at Georgia College is a shared responsibility between students, faculty and staff.  Through a network of resources and support, students communicate with advisors to obtain information and guidance aimed at the student’s successful completion of degree requirements and preparation for post baccalaureate opportunities. An inherent goal of the advising process is for students to gain self-understanding that will inform their decisions regarding academic, career and life goals.

Centralized Advising
The Center for Student Success is committed to the smooth transition and the academic success of all first-year and second-year students at Georgia College.  Students are able to experience centralized advising in Lanier Hall, located in the middle of the Academic Square. With professional advisors located in one building and representing just about every major*, students can receive guidance in a one-stop setting.  The average student changes majors three or four times before finalizing his/her decision. For this reason, a centralized advising experience enables students to make the most of their time while talking to the appropriate qualified professionals. Our professional advisors also teach or support many of the freshman “First Year Academic Seminars” which increases the amount of contact between advisor and student.

*Due to unique aspects of our Music, Music Therapy and Outdoor Education programs, new students in those majors will be advised by faculty members in those departments.  If an incoming student is not informed regarding his/her advisor assignment, he or she should contact the Advising Center in Lanier Hall.

A student changing majors should see the new department to arrange for a new advisor. If the student does not wish to change majors but prefers another advisor, the current department will arrange for a change of advisor.

Contact Information
Georgia College & State University
Center for Student Success
Campus Box 115
Phone: (478) 445-2361

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