Northwest College

Academic & Career Advising

Academic Advising

Academic advising is a team activity. The better prepared you are when you meet with your advisor, the better he or she can counsel you. Doing your homework first can save you money and frustration.

New students:

  • Try to narrow down the areas of study which interest you most.
  • Check out our Academic Maps to view potential degree paths. More being added all the time!
  • Think seriously about how many years you want to spend in college (two, four, more?).
  • Set up an appointment with your advisor. If you don't know who your advisor is or how to request an advising session, email us or call 307-754-6291. We'll get you connected and can even set up an over-the-phone advising session if needed.

Returning students

*Paper copies of the class schedule are available in the Admissions Office (ORB 100), Registration Office (ORB 102) and the Academic and Career Advising Center (ORB 101).

Your academic advisor helps you:
  • find the area of study that best matches your interests and academic strengths

  • choose the right degree/certificate option to transfer to another college or to go straight into a job

  • chart your college course, making sure you take all the required classes to graduate on time

  • prepare to transfer easily to another college, avoiding the need for an extra semester of classes

  • get tutoring, counseling, health care, social and academic opportunities

Learn more from NWC's advising syllabus.

  • Don't have an academic advisor yet?
  • Forgot who your advisor is or how to connect with him/her?
  • Want to change your major or your advisor?

Get answers.