The Center for Academic Advisement and Student Development is responsible for the academic advisement of all first-year and transfer students. Advisors assist the students in selecting courses which meet the requirements for the core curriculum and major programs. First-year students meet with their advisors throughout the year. Academic advisement is a four-year process characterized by its strength and consistency.
- Flexibility of double majors, the major/minor option, and electives selected in the proper sequence.
- Planning an academic program consistent with abilities and interests.
- Monitoring students' progress toward career goals.
- An early alert system to address academic or personal problems within the first four weeks of the semester.
- Assistance with assignments through the Writing Center.
Approximately 20% of first-year students are undecided about their major, which is not unusual. Students undecided about their major are provided with information concerning the various programs offered by the college. They are assisted in making course selections which will afford them the opportunity to sample areas of interest in order to decide on a major field of study and on a career goal.
Because of the strength of the advisement program at King's, 20% of undecided students are able to select a major by their sophomore year.
The Center for Academic Advisement and Student Development is also responsible for processing changes of major, changes of advisor, course withdrawals, and withdrawals from the college.
Mulligan Physical Science Center
Mr. John R. Kratz, Director