The Academic Advising Philosophy at BMCC states, “Academic advising is a collaborative process through which advisors assist students with timely, meaningful educational planning that is compatible with the students’ life goals. The advisor serves as an advocate and resource in an interactive partnership with the student. Advising encourages students to think critically, seek out resources, and develop action plans.”
To help ensure student success, BMCC requires all degreeseeking students, whether full- or part-time, to work with an advisor to plan and develop their academic career paths. Advisors work with students to help ensure they are taking classes that apply to their chosen degree plan and that are appropriate for the students’ level of readiness and preparedness for a variety of courses. Advisors also help students navigate the complex world of degree audits, graduation, academic support systems, and transfer information.
An advisor will be assigned to students seeking a degree; however, academic advising is available for all students at BMCC, whether degree-seeking or not, to help them effectively plan to meet their educational goals. There is an advisor for every academic program at BMCC. Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university can find catalogs, applications, scholarship information, and other helpful information from all Oregon University Systems schools and other colleges in the Pacific Northwest by contacting the advising department at the Pendleton campus or by visiting the BMCC Library.
To see an advisor, you can call or stop by the advising center in Pendleton (Morrow Hall, room 118), call 541-278-5931 in Pendleton, or contact the center nearest you to have an advisor assigned. You can set up appointments directly through your assigned advisor, or the centers can set them up for you.
(Information based on the printed 2013-14 Academic Catalog)