Start to Finish Advising

First generation and low-income students often do not have the necessary skills to navigate the resources that lead to success.  This coordinate advising intervention will improve this capacity.  Currently, all degree-seeking students are required to complete mandatory advising with a faculty advisor prior to third quarter to develop a degree plan.  In the Start to Finish model, new degree-seeking students are also required to meet with an entry adviser to: select first quarter classes; verify program intent code; refer students to faculty advisor (if decided on a major) OR to counselors (if undecided on major) OR to basic skills division (if ABE/ESL/Dev Ed) to develop an individual degree plan; and enroll in the college success course.  This step offers more structured guidance to new students in their first quarter and connects them to their program faculty advisor sooner.  And, for undecided students, this will provide for a more structured process of moving to declared and prepared.

Step 1 - Upon completion of Mandatory Online Orientation, students will be directed to entry advising. 

Step 2 - Entry advising prior to first quarter registration for all new degree seeking students to: select first quarter classes; verify program intent code; refer student to faculty advisor (if student has a declared major) or to counselors (if undecided on major);or to basic skills division if ABE/ESL/Dev Ed; and enroll in college success course (all new degree-seeking students, unless in excepted programs).

Step 3: Declare major/program: students directed to undecided workshops, career/life planning classes and/or educational counseling with counseling faculty.

Step 4: Advising for all students with faculty advisor to refine degree plan prior to their third quarter.

Note: Additional Financial Aid outreach will be included in each step.

ID 15744

To contact this college about this intervention, take note of the ID above, ID #15744, and then fill out the intervention contact request form

Please note that for security purposes, contact information can only be provided to known contacts at active Achieving the Dream institutions.

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