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Academic Advising

Academic advising is a collaboration between a student and his/her advisor with the goal of sharing information, exploring resources, and building skills to assist the student in achieving his/her academic and career goals.

At Cal Poly Pomona, your advisor can be a faculty member from your academic department,  a professional advisor, or both.  Academic advising can help you select your major, plan for your career or graduate school as well as determine what courses to take to successfully meet your degree requirements.  Academic advisors can keep you informed of registration and academic processes, campus programs and services, and internship and other opportunities that might benefit you.

See your academic advisor if you have questions about your academic and career goals, the requirements for your major, advising holds, or if you have concerns about your academic performance

The advising format may differ among colleges, so you should check with your academic department for more information. You can find the Advising Directory on Student Success Central. You can also find academic and advising resources on Student Success Central. 

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