Advising Policy Information
Academic advising is central and plays a signicant role in the process of educating students for success. An Academic Advisor assists students with course selection and career planning, in addition to creating a success plan with each student. The advisor-student relationship is dependent upon e ective communication and exchange of information between the student and their advisor. The goal of the Academic Advising Center at NorthWest Arkansas Community College is to educate the whole student and teach them the knowledge of academic planning, their responsibilities, and the college expectations required for their sucess.
All first-time college students seeeking a degreeor certificate are required to see an advisor (as part of Orientation) either in the Academic Advising Center located in the Student Center, or the Washington County Center in Springdale, to determine their career and educational goals. During these sessions, a program of study will be explored and reviewed. Students who have the following status: Academic Probation or Suspension, Individual Plan and/or Conditional Admission will be required to see an advisor prior to each enrollment period to discuss their academic progress. Transfer and returning students are strongly recommended to see an Advisor. It is the responsibility of the student to seek assistance and engage in the advising process.
Academic Advising is by appointment only. Students can schedule appointments online through the My NWACC Connection.
For full NWACC Academic and Student Policy, please visit the main policy page.