Crockett and Habley (1987) expressed the following about advising. We use this definition to show the multi-faceted responsibility that the advisor faces with today's college student:

"Academic Advising is a developmental process which assists students in the clarification of their life/career goals and in the development of educational plans for the realization of those goals. It is a decision-making process by which students realize their maximum educational potential through communication and information exchanges with an advisor; it is ongoing, multi-faceted, and the responsibility of both student and advisor. The advisor services as facilitator of communication, a coordinator of learning experiences through course content and career planning and academic progress review, and an agent of referral to other campus services as necessary."

By maintaining a close relationship with faculty, Academic Advising Services can provide the following:

  • Assistance for students having academic difficulty;
  • Academic advising for admitted undergraduate OSU-Cascades Students
  • Coordination of advising documents and updating with curricular changes
  • Assist Lead Faculty in forecasting courses for future academic year and terms;
  • Assessment of advising effectiveness;
  • Referral to additional student support services such as career services, counseling, and tutoring;
  • Coordination of advisor assignments, handbooks, and trainings;
  • Creation of an accurate and useful advising website.

Advising Forms

Advising Log
Change of Major
Transfer Course Equivalency Petition
Declaration for Subsequent Degree or Credential

Useful Links

OSU Banner Web for Faculty and Advisors
COCC/OSU Baccalaureate Core Articulation Table
COCC/OSU Articulation Table (includes all COCC courses, not just Bacc Core)
OSU Course Equivalency Table (for all colleges and universities in Oregon)
OSU Catalog
OSU Academic Standing
COCC Academic Standing