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Who is my academic advisor?

Everything you need to know about the academic advising relationship.

Like having a coach in your corner, your academic advisor is specifically assigned to you to give you advice and guidance every step of the way.

We pair every student with an advisor based on the student’s chosen major; undeclared students work with Academic Service professional advisors. But what makes the partnership work goes way beyond just having a staff member available. The responsibility is on you to meet academic requirements for graduation — your advisor can help you with decision-making, but you’ll need to follow through.

Academic Advising at York College can help students choose a major
The Majors Fair is just one of the opportunities Academic Advising uses to help you select the perfect major for you.

Other things you need to know about academic advising

  • What can advisors discuss?

    Advisors are able to discuss anything from “What class should I take?” to “I want to land this kind of job. What do I need to do to make that happen?” Take advantage of the short- and long-term strategy talk.

  • When can I see my advisor?

    Office hours are listed on doors of each faculty member. You can also make an appointment; keep appointment dates! Respecting your advisor’s time is crucial.

  • How can I maximize this relationship?

    Be willing to listen to your advisor’s suggestions. They can help with study habits, time management, academic progress and a myriad of other things that you may struggle with as a student. And have a realistic credit load in mind when you work with your advisor on a schedule. Overdoing it won’t help your academic success.

  • How do I change my advisor or find out who mine is?

    Have a realistic credit load in mind when you work with your advisor on a schedule. Overdoing it won’t help your academic success. Need to discuss changing your advisor? Contact the Academic Advising Office in Campbell Hall, Room 200.

    To confirm your advisor assignment, log on to YCP Web, click on Student Services, and locate your transcript. The name of the advisor is listed on the top. To confirm the advisor’s office location, use the Faculty and Staff directory on this site.