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Academic Advising Process

Academic Advising is an integral part of teaching and learning at Texas State. Advising is a student-centered, collaborative process that engages students in educational planning to promote academic, personal and professional development, while considering diverse interests, abilities and goals.


Advisor Responsibilities

(What you should expect from your advisor)

Student Responsibilities

(What your academic advisor expects of you)

Provide accurate and up-to-date information about Texas State regulations, policies, and procedures. Attend academic advising appointments prepared.  Bring all advising related materials and questions.
Correctly interpret degree and major requirements, including those regarding the core curriculum. Clarify personal values and goals.
Maintain confidentiality and be knowledgeable of the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Activate and regularly check your Bobcat e-mail account for communications from the University faculty, staff, and administration.
Help students define and develop realistic goals. Check for registration holds and eligibility in CatsWeb and know the academic calendar.
Assist students with developing educational plans consistent with their abilities and interests. Use campus resources.
Be knowledgeable about Texas State resources and make appropriate referrals. Ask questions if you do not understand
an issue or have a concern.
Provide a safe space in which you can share your thoughts, aspirations, concerns, and interests. Accept responsibility for your decisions and actions that affect your educational progress and goals.