academic advisor


Academic advisors assist students, at post-secondary level, in recognising and achieving their educational goals. They advise students on their schedule selection of school programmes, communicate to them degree requirements, and assist them in career planning. Academic advisors also discuss the student's academic performance and its implications and make suggestions for improvement including study advice. They also work closely with other university administrators and professors and ensure they are up to date on university or college regulation, program, or requirement changes.

Alternative label

  • post-secondary level student advisor

  • degree program advisor

  • higher education advisor

  • student career guide

  • academic student advisor

  • degree program guidance practitioner

  • education advisor

  • degree program coach