Advising

Overview

In the School of Business Administration, academic advising provides students with the opportunity to build a strong relationship with their advisor for the purpose of constructing their long-term academic plans, investigating academic choices, acquiring the skills needed for academic success, and becoming familiar with the resources, services and support that are available to them on the Gonzaga campus. 

Academic advising has always been a key part of the "Gonzaga Experience". It is essential to our success in the School of Business Administration. We look forward to working with you.

Advisor Responsibilities (what you can expect of advisor)

  • Your advisor will do all s/he can to serve as your "guide" to help you make the most out of your college experience and connect it to your life and personal goals.
  • Your advisor will do all s/he can to explain academic policies, rules, curriculum, requirements, and procedures.
  • Your advisor will do all s/he can to monitor and document your progress towards setting and meeting your goals.
  • Your advisor will do all s/he can to be accessible for meetings during office hours and for advising via personal visits, email, and telephone.
  • Your advisor will do all s/he can to encourage and guide you to define and develop clear and realistic educational plans.
  • Your advisor will do all s/he can to assist you to assume responsibility for your own educational plans and achievements.
  • You can expect your advisor to maintain confidentiality.

Advisee Responsibilities (what your advisor expects of you)    

  • Your advisor expects you to schedule regular appointments during each semester.
  • Your advisor expects you to prepare for each visit and come with questions.
  • Your advisor expects you to ask questions-especially about issues you don't understand.
  • Your advisor expects you to keep all documents from academic processes and organize them.
  • Your advisor expects you to investigate and learn about academic programs, degree requirements, policies and procedures.
  • Your advisor expects you to keep all advising plans, midterm grade reports, registration materials, etc., provided during academic advising conferences.
  • Your advisor expects you to understand your responsibility for your decisions and actions.
  • Your advisor expects you to respect your fellow students, your professors, administrators, and all members of the Gonzaga community.