Quincy Office Location:
Presidents Place, Room 412
Quincy Mailing Address:
ATTN: Academic Advising
1250 Hancock St.
Quincy Center, MA 02169
Phone: (617) 984-1670
Fax: (617) 984-1794
Quincy Campus Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed
Plymouth Office Location:
Plymouth Campus Front Desk
Plymouth Mailing Address:
36 Cordage Park Circle, Suite 228
Plymouth, MA 02360
Phone (Plymouth Campus):
Fax (Plymouth Campus):
Plymouth Campus Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 10:00am – 5:30pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed
Associate Director of Academic Advising, Plymouth campus
Our Advising Associates will gladly schedule a one-on-one appointment to help you select your academic schedule for an upcoming semester. The office also welcomes walk-ins if you are on campus and would like to stop in for academic advising.
Visit us in the Office of Academic Advising with any questions you may have. We are here to assist you! We are located in Presidents Place, Room 412.
Advising students is what we do! These are the types of questions we can help you with:
• What major should I choose?
• How long will it take to complete my degree?
• Where can I transfer? How do I transfer?
• What classes do I need to take?
• How do I calculate my GPA?
• How do I raise my GPA?
• Should I be a full-time student or a part-time student?
• How do I balance a full-time course load with my work schedule and my kids?!
• Can I take courses in Quincy and in Plymouth?
• Should I take courses throughout the summer?
• How can I avoid math? (you can't, by the way, but we will help you through it!)
Advisor and Advisee Responsibilities
Our philosophy of academic advising at Quincy College is a holistic approach to teaching and learning one student at time. We approach advising as a partnership between the Academic Advisor and the Student Advisee with a common purpose: to identify and fulfill the educational goal desired by the Student Advisee. The Advisor and the Advisee have specific responsibilities in this partnership.
As your Advisor, you can expect me to:
• Help you to develop a realistic educational plan consistent with your abilities and interests.
• Help you understand and effectively communicate the curriculum, graduation requirements, Quincy College policies and procedures.
• Provide you transfer information and guidance.
• Monitor and accurately document your progress towards academic and career goals.
• Lift your advising holds and approve your courses for registration, drops, withdrawals and change of major.
• Interpret your test scores and suggest appropriate courses each semester.
• Provide strategies, tips and suggestions on taking Health Science or Nursing Admissions Exams.
In order to be a successful advisee, you should:
• Understand and monitor your academic progress via online degree audit portal several times during each semester, and contact your advisor with any questions or concerns raised by the audit.
• Complete your own online registration each semester after advising session, if no hold is in place preventing it.
• Prepare for and bring necessary information to advising session if needed, be an active learner by participating fully in the advising meetings, including asking questions, keeping notes, etc.
• Pay attention to deadlines for registration, payment, drop dates, withdraw, graduation application, financial aid, scholarships, etc.
• If you're on financial aid make sure your aid is complete prior to registration.
• Become aware of and follow institutional policies, procedures, and requirements.
• Seek academic assistance, tutoring, student success coaching, academic support or other help as needed.
• Attend and participate in class, study, and take responsibility for final grade received.
• Contact your transfer institution early to confirm you are completing proper courses toward upper level courses.
• Take responsibility for your academic decisions.
• Reaching out to your advisors, the tutoring center, and instructors when in danger of failing.
Remember: Advisors Advise, but students decide!
Adapted from http://www.usp.edu/advising