College Record 2022-2023

Academic Advising

All incoming students are typically assigned to a faculty advisor in their designated major at the discretion of their division chair. Undecided or exploratory students are initially assigned to special faculty or professional staff advisors.

Advisors help students become independent, responsible learners who understand self; are familiar with institutional policies and cultural norms; possess problem solving skills; and know how to access a variety of academic, career planning, and support services. They also help students develop an educational plan consistent with their abilities, interests, and life goals.

Academic advisors assist students with creating or modifying their course schedule, planning a Field Period®, exploring career paths, and providing specific information about the requirements needed to graduate on time. 

First-year advising cohorts are kept small to ensure that first-year students receive strong support and guidance during a significant transitional period.

Students will have a designated faculty advisor throughout their time at Keuka College, determined by their program of study. Should a student wish to change advisors, they may fill out a Change of Academic Program form.


Through academic advising, Keuka College advisors facilitate and empower students to become independent and responsible learners who lead purposeful lives in the world.


The mission of academic advising at Keuka College is to promote the success of students as independent learners through building meaningful relationships in an inclusive and supportive learning environment where students are empowered to develop and complete a purposeful educational plan consistent with their abilities, career, and life goals.

Goals of Academic Advising

  • Facilitate navigation of registration processes and institutional policies, and use of academic and student support resources
  • Guide students as they explore options, clarify their values, and make appropriate decisions regarding their educational, career, and life goals
  • Support students in their development of an appropriate educational plan for timely graduation consistent with their demonstrated academic abilities, interests, and life goals
  • Provide accurate and timely information about academic programs (majors, minors/areas of concentration, and general education), policies, and procedures, degree and institutional requirements, and leadership opportunities
  • Assist students in understanding the nature, purpose, and coherence of their overall educational plan
  • Mentor students as they plan and develop significant Field Period® experiences
  • Help students become independent, responsible learners and problem-solvers who understand their abilities and potential and recognize the impact of their choices on achieving their personal and professional goals