At Pierce College, academic advising and career counseling are considered by both faculty and students to be important resources to help students clarify goals and maximize success. The mission of academic advising at Pierce College is to provide comprehensive, individualized and group services for students that support academic achievement, retention, graduation, university transfer, career and personal success.
Understanding how a college functions is an important component of college success and mastery. Students have a responsibility to read and understand college policies, program requirements and important deadlines (information included in the academic catalog). It is also important for students to access and track their own progress. However, students should plan to meet with their assigned advisor at least once each quarter to ensure they are on track.