At Bennett College, academic advising is a relationship between a Success Coach and student, or a Faculty Advisor (based on student major) and student, with a shared responsibility between the advisor and the advisee. Student Success Coaches serve as the academic advisor for Freshwomen, Sophomores, Transfer Students with less than 58 credit hours, and Undecided Majors, and Faculty Advisors for the major, are the academic advisors for Juniors and Seniors.
During advising, the Faculty Advisor and Success Coach have the opportunity to exchange information designed to help students reach their educational and career goals. The students are responsible for knowing and following the institution’s requirements, determining their own directions and goals, and familiarizing themselves with the college’s current catalog.
The Faculty Advisor and Success Coach help in explaining the College’s processes and requirements, works with the student to develop a plan to meet their academic goals, and connects the student with academic and student support services, which is invaluable in retaining and graduating students from Bennett College.