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Academic Advising

Our academic advisors are committed to helping you chart a course for academic success. Specifically, we will help you plan a sequence of courses to design a well-balanced schedule, explore the relationship between your major and your career goals, learn more about FVTC policies and procedures, and efficiently complete your degree.

Advisor Responsibilities

  • Clarify career program choices 
  • Serve as a touchpoint and resource for your questions/needs 
  • Assist with time management, study skills, test anxiety, etc. 
  • Review your Academic Advising Report and assist with scheduling

Student Responsibilities

  • Regularly schedule and keep academic advising appointments
  • Open and honest communication 
  • Prompt, professional and prepared for advising sessions
  • Take responsibility for your MyFVTC, Blackboard, and FVTC email accounts
  • Accept responsibility for decisions made in the advising process
  • Create a Master Advising Plan (MAP) with your advisor


Academic Advising & Faculty Advising

During your time at FVTC you will be assigned both an academic advisor and a faculty advisor. Your academic advisor and faculty advisor work cooperatively with you on advising and registration activities from New Student Registration through graduation.

Academic Advisor: 

  • Assigned at New Student Registration 

  • Focuses on college success

  • Collaborates with you to review your degree audit, recommend classes for the next term and assist you with scheduling

  • Assists you with barriers that can prevent success including time management, study skills and test anxiety

  • Serves as a resource several times throughout a term through group advising or individual appointments 

Faculty Advisor:

  • Assigned at New Student Registration, when you first meet with your faculty advisor is flexible depending on your program

  • Provides detailed information about your program and career choice

  • Focuses on career conversations 

  • Collaborates with you and your academic advisor to review your degree audit and recommend classes for next term

Academic Advising Through Your First Year

Upon Entry to FVTC:

  • Review program/course prerequisites and prepare accordingly

  • Enroll in first term courses

  • Read and understand course syllabi

  • Meet with your advisor to discuss goals, interests and concerns

  • Know important dates on the Academic Calendar

  • Check your grades often = know where you stand!

Your First Year:

  • Understand how to register for classes, how to find your Enrollment Date, and when advising and registration takes place (on the academic calendar )

  • Review your course grades and Academic Advisement Report under the “My Program Requirements” link in your MyFVTC account

  • Create a tentative class schedule and make an appointment with your advisor

  • Meet with your instructors when you need help

Advising Beyond Your First Year
  • Find your Enrollment Date on your MyFVTC account

  • On the academic calendar, find out when advising and registration takes place

  • Review your course grades and Academic Advisement Report under the “My Program Requirements” link in your MyFVTC account

  • Create a tentative class schedule and make an appointment with your advisor

  • Meet with your faculty advisors when you need help

Academic Advising FAQ

Who should see an advisor?

Students who have applied for and been accepted into a program. 

You will meet your advisor at your New Student Registration session. Learn more about New Student Registration.

How do I know who my advisor is?

One month into your first term of enrollment, your advisor’s contact information can be found by logging into your My FVTC account. For most programs, students will be assigned an Academic Advisor (student services advisor) as well as a Faculty Advisor (instructional staff). Both advisors will work cooperatively to meet your advising needs.

If you are not admitted to your program, you can receive advising assistance through the Center for New Students.

When should I see an advisor?

At least once per term, particularly before registration. We recommend that you schedule an appointment in advance. 

Why do I need to see an advisor?

Advisors help students make informed choices about degree requirements and create a plan for success. 

How do I meet with my advisor?

Appointments are highly recommended. You are welcome to walk-in to meet with an academic advisor in students services; however, your program advisor may not always be available during walk-ins. Faculty advisors should be contacted for information on their individual ability. 

Contact Us: 

Email Advisors

Appleton Campus: 
Room E121

Oshkosh Campus: 
Room 101

Where do I get additional information on advising?

See our Blackboard shell for additional advising information. You can also call Counseling & Advising Services at 920-735-5696 or email for assistance.

Questions? Contact Us!

Counseling & Advising Services
Counseling Center

Appleton Campus
Room E121
Mon.-Thur.: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Fri.: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Oshkosh Campus
Room 101