Frequently Asked Questions
Does every student have an advisor?
Yes. Every student is assigned an academic advisor. The advisor takes a developmental advising approach by working closely with each student to address academic, social and transitional needs. The advisor also works with the student to help develop goals in several areas including self-advocacy, self-management and the use of support services.
When do I find out who my advisor is?
Once a student has decided to attend Landmark College, an academic advisor is assigned. The College informs new students of the advisor assignment, and the advisor contacts the student. New students meet their advisor during New Student Orientation and work with their advisors during orientation to select courses. During this orientation session, students learn about where their advisor's office is located and talk briefly with their advisor about how they will work together. Students typically set up appointments for future meetings at this time. Students usually have their first appointment with their advisors during the first week of the semester.
Can I change my advisor?
Students who want to change advisors during an academic term need to contact the Academic Advising Office to set up an appointment with an Advising Administrator. During the appointment, the student discusses their desired outcomes and attributes of the advising relationship. An appropriate assignment is made if the resources are available at that time. Returning students may also request an advisor change on the course registration form submitted each semester when selecting courses for the upcoming semester.
How often do I meet with my advisor?
New students establish a weekly meeting time with their advisors during the first two weeks of the semester. Returning students may also request a weekly meeting or an appropriate and mutually agreed upon schedule of meetings for the semester. It is the expectation that students will attend all advising meetings.
Will I have the same advisor throughout my program?
As students move through our program, their current advisor may not be able to move with them. Every effort is made to maintain productive advisor/advisee relationships, but this is not always possible. If a student's advisor is not available to advise the student in subsequent semesters, the advisor and the Academic Advising Office will work with the student to find another advisor who will meet their needs.
Who are the advisors? Are they faculty?
All advisors are teaching faculty and/or members of the academic administration. Typically, advisors are faculty who have been members of the Landmark community for more than a year or who have had significant related experience elsewhere.
Chair, Advising Department