Advising at NC State


NC State’s Definition of Academic Advising

Academic advising is an intentional process designed to support students as they develop and pursue educational, career, and personal goals.

The ultimate goal of the student-advisor partnership is for students to increase their personal agency and critical thinking skills, and apply both to their life choices in college and beyond.

Academic advisors empower students to make timely and well-informed choices by helping them connect with university and community resources, identify opportunities, assess alternatives, and predict possible consequences of their actions.

The ultimate responsibility for developing and pursuing life goals and for creating and executing educational plans rests with the student.

How to Make Academic Advising Work for You

For most students at NC State, the path from enrollment to graduation will take a few turns. There are changes of major, transfer credits, online courses, minor options and dual degrees to consider.

Thankfully, there’s a dedicated team of academic advisors here to help make sense of it all.

Here, you’ll find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about advising and academic support at NC State, and how it can help you achieve your goals.