Academic Advising

Academic Advising assists students with setting educational goals, planning how to achieve the goals, and making informed decisions on matters related to academic success.

The Advisor is a source of information about institutional policies, procedures and programs, and helps students use College resources for integrating academic pursuits with personal and vocational goals.

It is best to meet with advisors well before course registration periods so that adequate time and attention can be devoted to student concerns, apart from the urgency of registration itself. Advisors are prepared to assist students in considering career choices, transfer of courses, selection of transfer colleges, major requirements, and course choices.

Advising Requirements

For students in certain enrollment categories (eg. - full time, probationary, select programs of study) Advisor approval is required in order to register. Students in good academic standing who wish to register for a part-time course load are generally not required to obtain advisor approval in order to register.

Obtaining Advising

Students are encouraged to seek advising from Faculty Advisors in their academic field of study. Students who are undecided about their field of study are encouraged to work with Student Planning Career Counselors. Advising and Counseling services can be accessed at 215-968-8189 or advising@bucks.edu.

In order to prepare for the advising discussion, students should:

  1. Become familiar with required courses for their program of study. This information can be found in this Catalog and/or in the Program Evaluation available through WebAdvisor.
  2. Consult with a Transfer Counselor in the BCCC Transfer Services office, 215-968-8031 if a bachelor's degree is the educational goal.
  3. Prepare a trial schedule of classes for the upcoming semester and propose this to an Advisor for approval.
  4. Request the transcript evaluation for any prior coursework that has been completed at other colleges or universities prior to Bucks enrollment.