Degree Advising

Degree Advising

Degree advising begins before you start taking classes.

Each student is paired with an Academic Adviser who is part of the college’s faculty. Our students routinely mention their professors as the most important part of their SMC experience.

HOW YOUR ADVISER HELPS:

  • Meets with you before class registration to ensure you’re taking the right courses to reach your goals.
  • Assists you with transferring to other colleges.
  • Suggests SMC extra-curricular activities that will give you additional skills and experiences for your degree or career path.
  • Available to you throughout the academic year, either by drop-in or by appointment.

HOW YOUR ADVISER IS ASSIGNED:

Advisers are assigned to students based on the major of interest indicated during the application process. You can change your adviser as your academic interests become more clear.

Your initial meeting with your adviser takes place during Academic Orientation of your freshman year.