Who is my Academic Advisor?
Please see "Who is my 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. If you have questions, please stop by the First Stop Center or the Career 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 Center to make an appointment with their Academic Advisor. LBCC Counselors provide career guidance and academic advising to these students. You may visit the Career Center 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 orientation in the New Student Center.
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.
- Familiarize yourself with your degree requirements by viewing the LBCC catalog.
- For Special Admission programs (most healthcare 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.
- Bring a list of questions 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 students seeking a degree in Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer (AAOT, no emphasis), Associate of General Studies, or are undecided on their major.
- 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 College Placement Test (CPT) interpretation.
- See office hours and contact information to make an appointment.
- Weekly Timetable - 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.
- Student Term Planning Guide - Plan 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.
- Admission and registration forms.
- Computing your GPA.
- Raising your GPA.