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Snow College Academic Advising Syllabus

Mission Statement

Our mission is to engage in intentional, proactive academic advising in pursuit of each student's learning and development


Student Learning Outcomes

As a result of the advising process, students will be able to...
  • Develop an educational plan each term
  • Use available tools to track academic progress at Snow College
  • Demonstrate the ability to make effective decisions regarding major/career
  • Explore transfer institution options that offer declared major
  • Transfer to their chosen institution in a timely manner
  • Understand how transfer plans impact their Snow College education plan
  • Understand how to use BadgerWeb for course registration
  • Be able to access important dates for adding, dropping, etc
  • Contact their advisor for registration/planning/problems
  • Seek out available campus resources to meet their needs

Student responsibilities

Students are expected to:
  • Prepare for and keep advising appointments
  • Be an active participant during advising appointments (ask questions, bring concerns, etc.)
  • Complete appointment action plan assigned by your advisor
  • Research transfer programs and institutions
  • Co-develop a Snow College education and transfer plan with their advisor
  • Communicate with their advisor regularly
  • Register for courses through BadgerWeb
  • Check the email linked to your Snow College account regularly

Advisor REsponsibilities

Students can expect their advisor to:
  • Be prepared for advising appointments
  • Show concern about and monitor student progress
  • Create a safe space for you to share your thoughts, plans, concerns and other information
  • Connect students to campus resources
  • Keep current with catalog and policy changes
  • Assist with exploration and development of academic and career goals
  • Assist with Snow College academic plan and transfer plans
  • Maintain confidentiality and treat you with respect

Advising Resources

BadgerWeb—Student information

College Scheduler—Register for classes

Degree Works—Degree Planning Tool

Who is My Academic Advisor?

Career Center—On Campus Jobs, Internships

Focus2Careers—Career/Major Decision Software (Access Code: gobadgers)

Important Dates

Major Declaration Form

Tutoring Hours

Student Progress Timeline

New Student Enrollment Process:
  • Complete application for admission
  • Complete the new student questionnaire
  • Complete New Student Orientation
First Semester:
  • Know how to use BadgerWeb 
  • Research major and career options and bring notes to next advising appointment [Focus2Careers,, O*net] 
  • Know how to access Degree Works degree audit 
  • Know where to find important dates/policy
  • Know how to access support services
Second Semester:
  • Register for courses with BadgerWeb 
  • Choose major that aligns with goals 
  • Interpret Degree Works degree audit
Third Semester and Beyond:
  • Explain purpose of GE
  • Appreciate GE
  • Explain how Snow College GE fits with major
  • Research transfer options
  • Articulate why advising is important
  • Apply for graduation
  • Choose transfer destination(s) 
  • Create transfer plan with advisor
  • Apply to transfer institution(s)
  • Value advising relationship