Who is my Academic Advisor?
Please visit our "Who is my Academic Advisor" link to determine your Academic Advisor.
Advising for certificate or degree seeking students:
Students who are seeking a specific certificate or degree at LBCC should contact their Academic Advisor each term to ensure they are on track to successfully complete their goals. In an effort to better guide, support, and connect with students, LBCC is in the process of changing its advising system. Follow the "Who is my Academic Advisor" link for information on determining your Academic Advisor. If you have questions, please stop by the First Stop Center or the Career and Counseling Center in Takena Hall for assistance.
Advising for Undecided, AAOT-Undecided, and Associate of General Studies students:
Students who are undecided about a major or are completing the Associate of General Studies degree should contact the Career and Counseling Center to make an appointment with their Academic Advisor. LBCC Counselors provide career guidance and academic advising to these students. If you began school Fall 2012 or later, you may have an LBCC Counselor assigned as your Academic Advisor. Follow the "Who is my Academic Advisor" link for information on determining your Academic Advisor. You may visit the counseling webpage for further information and office hours.
Why should I see an academic advisor?
We want to help you be successful, whether you're a new student, returning student, or are currently enrolled. Meeting with your advisor will ensure that you are on the right track to complete your classes, certificate, or degree. Advisors can help with:
- Course planning and resources
- Long-term academic planning
- Declaring a degree at LBCC or another college or university
- Interpretation of College Placement Test (CPT) and transcripts from other colleges
- Transfer requirements, registration procedures, and class scheduling
- Petitioning for financial aid or graduation
- Academic concerns or special needs
- Referrals to another college, university, or community resources
- CWE referral and information
- Best person for the most accurate information in your certificate or degree area
When should I see an academic advisor?
It is recommended that you see your Academic Advisor as soon as you have completed the enrollment process which includes the Application for Admissions, the Computerized Placement Test, and the RoadRunner Entry (orientation).
We encourage you to check-in with your Academic Advisor at least once a term to ensure you are on track to successfully complete your certificate or degree. Your Academic Advisor may have information about resources or services that may make being a student easier. Your Academic Advisor can also assist you with educational planning and course selection.
If you are planning to transfer to another college or university, visit with your Academic Advisor. They can assist you with this process. It is also recommended that you contact the college or university you plan to transfer to as soon as possible.
Congratulations! As you approach graduation you will want to meet with your Academic Advisor. Graduation applications are due at the end of the second week of the term in which you are applying for graduation. All applications must be signed by an advisor within your certificate or degree area.
What should I do before I see an academic advisor?
- Complete the admissions process. Go to our Application Procedure page for the process.
- Familiarize yourself with your degree requirements by viewing the LBCC catalog online.
- For Special Admission programs, print and review their "Special Admission Bulletin" packet.
- Review classes offered in the term you plan to attend. Create a sample schedule of classes you plan to take.
- Come prepared. Have test scores, previous transcripts, forms, or other important information with you.
- Make a list of questions and bring them with you.
- Transferring? Bring the certificate or degree requirements for the institution you plan to attend.
What is the difference between an Academic Advisor and a Counselor?
- Academic Advisors are faculty members who strive to provide you with the most up-to-date information pertaining to your certificate or degree.
- Academic Advisors can assist with academic planning, transfer advising, degree requirements, and academic problem solving.
- Academic Advisors are available to discuss current and future career opportunities, requirements for your major, and other resources available to assist you.
- To find and contact an Academic Advisor, view the current Academic Advisors list.
- Counselors at LBCC advise only Undecided and General Study students.
- Counselors are trained professionals who assist with academic, personal, and career counseling.
- Counselors can provide short-term personal counseling and referrals to community resources.
- Counselors can assist new students with test College Placement Test (CPT) interpretation.
- For office hours and counselor e-mail addresses view our Counseling webpage.
- Use this Time Analysis worksheet to determine the amount of time you can dedicate to your studies. This can help you decide if you are in the right program based on the amount of time you can commit to.
- Use this Weekly Timetable to plan our your daily activities. You can map out your personal, work, and/or school schedule hour by hour. This is useful in managing your time and commitments.
- Use this Student Term Planning Guide to layout your one or two year program. You can plan ahead what you will take each term with an academic advisor. Keep the draft as a guide to use when registering each term.
- For admission and registration forms click here.
- For computing your GPA: http://www.back2college.com/gpa.htm
- For help raising your GPA: http://www.back2college.com/raisegpa.htm