Academic Advising/Faculty Advisors

Academic Advisement at North Georgia is a teaching and learning process that supports the institutional mission of developing and educating leaders. Advisement is a relationship between the advisor and student that equips the student with the decision-making, problem-solving, and analytical skills required to fulfill his/her educational, career, and life goals. The advisement process teaches students to make effective academic decisions based on their values and interests, and to appreciate the connection between their academic experiences at North Georgia as they prepare to become educated leaders in a global community.

An advisor is expected to:

An advisee is expected to:

Each student who chooses an academic major is assigned to an advisor in the academic department of the student's major. Open-option students – i.e., those who have not chosen a major are advised by the University's Academic Advisement Center.

Prior to the academic advising period, students should schedule an appointment with their academic advisor through their academic department or Advisement Center.

During the Summer term, the department head is responsible for assigning advising duties to summer faculty, as appropriate.

All students with less than 45 earned hours or who are not in good academic standing must see their academic advisors for advisement prior to registering for courses. Any student with less than 45 hours who attempts to register will be blocked from the registration area in Banner until they see their academic advisors and obtain alternate personal identification numbers (AltPIN) that will allow them to access the registration area. Once advisement is completed, the advisor will provide the student with the AltPIN that will enable the student to access registration in Banner. Once a student earns more than 45 hours or is back in good standing, an AltPIN is no longer required for registration.

Academic advisors are allowed to email PINS to current NGCSU students who are on military deployment or who are otherwise unable to meet face-to-face with their academic advisors during the university advisement and registration period. PINs must be mailed to NGCSU email accounts only.

Each student is encouraged to communicate with their advisor concerning contemplated schedule, educational or career plan changes or to discuss academic problems and concerns. Although advisors provide guidance and assistance to students, it is ultimately the responsibility of each student to be familiar with the requirements of her/his program of study and the undergraduate bulletin.