2001-2003 Academic Catalog
2003-2005 Academic Catalog
Each undergraduate student at St. Catherine's is assigned an academic advisor. Advisors help students clarify educational objectives, plan suitable courses of study, use available resources, explore opportunities for learning and address academic problems that may arise.
CERTIFICATE AND ASSOCIATE DEGREE PROGRAMS
Students in associate degree and certificate programs are assigned academic advisors within their area of study. In order to assure sound academic planning, each student in an associate degree program is required to discuss with and obtain the support of her or his academic advisor on course registration each term. Throughout their professional study, students are further encouraged to develop an on-going relationship with their academic advisor and to communicate with their advisor regarding any concerns or difficulties that might have an impact on their academic success.
Students in the Weekend College program are assigned an advisor in their chosen major at the time they enroll. Weekend College students are encouraged to meet with their advisor or the Weekend College academic advisor at least annually and to use advising resources as needed.
The Office of Academic Advising coordinates advising for students in the baccalaureate Day Program and serves as a clearinghouse of information for students and faculty regarding academic programs, policies and procedures, as well as overseeing each student's initial registration at the College. The office's professional staff advise students who are declaring or changing majors, pursuing majors at another ACTC college, taking a leave of absence or considering withdrawing from the College. The office also assists students looking for extra assistance with academic planning or academic problems.
In order to ensure success, first-year students and sophomores in the baccalaureate Day Program are required to meet with their advisor each term to discuss their academic program prior to registration. Juniors and seniors are strongly encouraged to consult with their advisor every semester.
First-year students in the baccalaureate Day Program participate in a First-year Advising Program to help facilitate a smooth and successful transition to the College. First-year advisors are specially trained faculty members and student affairs professional staff who have a comprehensive understanding of the campus community and its resources. First-year advisors are also instructors of The Reflective Woman class. Transfer students and students beyond their first year at the College choose or are assigned advisors in their major departments. Special programs are also available for those needing additional academic support and assistance.
FOUR-YEAR GRADUATION GUARANTEE FOR BACCALAUREATE DAY PROGRAM STUDENTS
The Office of Academic Advising administers the four-year graduation guarantee plan. For a complete statement of the policies governing this program, contact the Office of Academic Advising. This program, available to students who enter the College as first-time baccalaureate students in fall semester, guarantees that students who meet regularly with their advisors, follow their advisor's advice and make satisfactory progress in their course work, will graduate in four years. Should the student meet all conditions of the guarantee in four years and not graduate, she may request to take any course(s) necessary to complete her degree in the fifth year tuition-free.
Majors that routinely require more than four years for completion, education licensure programs governed by the state, special majors, and majors offered through the ACTC are not included in the guarantee. Double majors and minors also are not included. Students who begin their studies in one major and change to another major may not be eligible to continue under the guarantee.
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