While our advisors can research and plan college coursework, ultimate responsibility regarding degree program requirements rests with students and parents.
CECI advisors understand and respect a student's uniqueness and educational goals. They serve as first point of contact for students' academic needs. Advisors provide accurate and important information about graduation requirements and inform students about the purpose and potential of higher education. Students collaborate with an advisor to create an Individual Career and Academic Plan (ICAP), consistent with their educational goals, career interests, and abilities. The main goals of CECI advisors are:
- Develop a supportive relationship with students to assist in their transition from high school to the college environment
- Assist students in developing an individual career and academic plan (ICAP) which supports academic and career goals
- Assist students in evaluating and/or reevaluating progress toward established educational and career goals
- Provide information regarding CECI and partnering colleges policies, procedures, resources, and programs
When should students contact or meet with an advisor?
Once officially enrolled at CECI, students can contact their advisor for support. Advising appointments are scheduled via an online scheduling system each semester to plan for the following semester's coursework. Dates for mandatory academic advising will be announced each semester through our newsletter and website. It is also necessary for students to connect with their advisor at any point in the semester if a change in schedule is being considered.
In addition, students are encouraged to meet with their advisor throughout their time at CECI as important questions arise related to their future educational plans. Outside of scheduled advising, students can check in at the front desk to meet with their advisor on a walk-in basis. Advisors can assist with any of the following:
- Schedule creation
- Add/drop class(es)
- Withdrawal from class(es)
- Graduation planning
- Time management strategies
- Organizational strategies
- Study strategies
- Developing educational/career goals
- Evaluating academic progress
- Understanding academic policy
- Identifying CECI tutoring/academic resources
- Communication between students & teachers/Academic Dean/Head of School
- College major/career exploration
- College applications
- Letters of recommendation
Questions? Email Wendy Rhodes, Director of Academic and Career Advising.