Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019

Academic Advising Center

The Academic Advising Center is committed to the smooth transition and the academic success of all undergraduate students at Georgia College. Advising at Georgia College is a shared responsibility between students and the advisors. Through a network of resources and support, students communicate with advisors to obtain information and guidance aimed at the student's successful completion of degree requirements and preparation for post baccalaureate opportunities. An inherent goal of the advising process is for students to gain self understanding that will inform their decisions regarding academic, career and life goals.

GC provides a centralized, professional advising experience in Lanier Hall, located in the middle of the Academic Square. With professional advisors located in one building and representing every major, students can receive guidance in a one-stop setting. The average student changes majors three or four times before finalizing his/her decision. For this reason, a centralized advising experience enables students to make the most of their time while talking to the appropriate qualified professionals. Our professional advisors also teach or support the First Year Academic Seminars, which increases the amount of contact between advisor and student. Advising sessions are required each semester for academic advisors and students to review the student's degree progress.

In addition to the professional advisors in the Academic Advising Center, upper-level students may also have faculty mentors within their academic department. Advisor assignments are listed on the student’s Tranguide in PAWS. If an incoming student is not informed regarding his/her advisor assignment, he or she should contact the Advising Center in Lanier Hall at (478) 445-2361.