Academic Advising

Advising F.A.Q.

Advising Syllabus

El Centro academic advising syllabus is a guide to help you throughout your college endeavor. The syllabus outlines the vision, mission, and goals of our advising programs. It also describes the expectations of your advisor and the expectations of you as the student throughout the advising experience.

Advisor & Advisee Responsibilities

Advisor Responsibilities

Students can expect their academic advisor to:
  • Be available, understanding, approachable, and demonstrate interest in the advisee
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Make appropriate referrals within the college and encourage advisee to develop skills that will lead to self-responsibility
  • Effectively communicate prerequisite, curriculum, and graduation requirements for your program
  • Articulate college and academic policies & procedures to the advisee

Suspension & Probation

Academic Suspension/Probation Program

The Academic Suspension/Probation program is a requirement of all students at El Centro College with a GPA (1) below a 2.0.  This program is designed to assist students in achieving academic success and assist in returning to good academic standing.  Upon completion of the program students should be able to apply appropriate strategies and techniques based on a well-developed Student Success Plan.

Guidelines for Students on Academic Probation

Personal Counseling

El Centro College counselors are available to help current students with personal, career and academic concerns that affect academic success and quality of life. Counselors also provide crisis intervention; brief, solution-focused counseling; and referrals to other agencies, when needed, for such concerns as:
  • Adjustment Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Career Issues
  • Conflicted Life Choices
  • Coping Skills Training
  • Death or Loss
  • Drug or Alcohol Abuse
  • Diversity Issues
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Issues

Career Counseling

Need a Career Direction?
Need a College Major?
Changing Careers?

The Career Counseling Office and Academic Advising Center are also here to provide personal attention and outlining your career exploration and planning process.  An Academic Advisor can help you:
  • Discuss your likes, dislikes, interests, values, and goals
  • Learn your options like, “What can I do with this major?”
  • Research careers and job outlooks
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