Advising Information

Advising

A successful journey starts with good planning, and your educational journey is no exception.  Through knowledgable and careful advising, the staff of ACT Center can help you create an academic plan that will allow you to reach your educational goals.

 

Advising FAQs

Advising is an on-going process.  Meeting with your advisor on a regular basis is the best way to ensure that you have the information needed to make sound academic decisions.


Your advisor's name and contact information is available in your student portal.

All advisors have voicemail and e-mail.  If the matter is not an urgent one, then it is best to leave your advisor a message requesting an appointment to meet.  However, if the matter is time-sensitive (say it's the last day of the add/drop period) then you should contact the ACT Center at 453-5082 or drop by the Enrollment Services Center in the Frye Building.

Before making any changes to your schedule, it is important to check with the Financial Aid Office.  Dropping one course can impact how much financial aid you recieve and the status of your student loans.

Withdrawing from a course can be an option, but it should be your last resort.  First, speak with your instructor.  Is it really as bad as you think?  Ask what you need to do to bring your grade up to a passing level.  Next take a look at your study habits.  Are you studying enough?  Most classes require 1-2 hours of study for each hour you are in class.  Most importantly, have you taken advantage of the great academic resources that KVCC offers?  Both the Marden Center and the TRiO Project can help with time management, study strategies, tutoring, and much more!

Choosing a program of study can be difficult.  Sometime you may know the field you want to work in (healthcare) but not the specific job.  Taking a course such as BIO 125 "Health Science Seminar" can help you narrow down the jobs that would best suit you.

The members of KVCC's faculty are a great resource.  They can tell you about their area of expertise and suggest places that you might do a job shadow to learn more about a particular career.

However, if you are at a complete loss as to "what you want to be when you grow up", KVCC's Career Decision Making course (CDM 010) offers you the chance to take an in-depth look at how your abilities, interests, and personality can point the way to a rewarding career.  It is offered every semester, and is covered by finacial aid.

Humanities Electives are studies which expand the student’s awareness of the human condition and appreciation of human needs, values and achievements.  Humanities include studies of literature, languages, geography, history, philosophy, religion, and history and appreciation of the fine arts.

Excluded from meeting Humanities requirements are courses in composition, speech, technical writing, performing arts, and behavioral, physical, and biological sciences. In the KVCC catalog, courses that count as Humanities Electives have a designation of (H) next to the title.

 

General Education Electives may be chosen from the following fields:  Humanities, Math, English, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences.  The following courses:  CPT 117, CPT 121, and MAS 121 may also be used to fulfill a General Education Elective.

 

Social Science Electives may be chosen from the following fields:  Psychology, Sociology, Political Science, and Economics.