Advising

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Instructor helping students

“Academic advising is a collaborative process through which advisors assist students with timely, meaningful educational planning that is compatible with the students’ life goals. The advisor serves as an advocate and resource in an interactive partnership with the student. Advising encourages students to think critically, seek out resources, and develop action plans.”

 Faculty Advisors

To help ensure student success, BMCC assigns all degree seeking students, whether full- or part-time, a faculty advisor to assist the student in developing an educational plan and develop their academic career paths. Advisors work with students to help ensure they are taking classes that apply to their chosen degree plan and that are appropriate for the students’ level of readiness and preparedness for a variety of courses. Students are required to meet with their faculty advisors at the 0, 36, and 72 credit benchmarks.

 Success Coaches

BMCC students will also be assigned a success coach. Success coaches will help students navigate the complex world of degree audits, graduation, academic support systems, and transfer information. A success coach will be assigned to students seeking a degree; however, advising is available for all students at BMCC, whether degree-seeking or not, to help them effectively plan to meet their educational goals. Success coaches can assist students with obtaining tutoring and other support services available at BMCC.

 

There is an advisor and success coach for every academic program at BMCC. Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university can find catalogs, applications, scholarship information, and other helpful information from all Oregon University Systems schools and other colleges in the Pacific Northwest by contacting the Student Success Center at the Pendleton campus.

To meet with a success coach, you can call or stop by the Student Success Center in Morrow Hall in Pendleton.  Call 541-278-5853 in Pendleton or contact the BMCC location nearest you to visit with the local success coach. You can set up appointments directly through your assigned faculty advisor or your success coach.  Staff at your local BMCC can also set them up for you.