Tyler Junior College

Advisee/Advisor Responsibilities

The advising process at Tyler Junior College is 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.

Student Advisee Responsibilities

  • Complete any required testing and provide required educational documents, such as transcripts, test scores, etc. to Admissions for evaluation well before advising session.
  • Identify an educational goal or major based on your own personal work and life values, interests and abilities.
  • Contact and make an appointment with your Academic Advisor or seek a walk in visit when required or as needed for assistance in staying on track toward that goal.
  • Identify your Academic Advisor based on your major and seek advisement or assistance early to be prepared for online registration, transfer, or graduation.
  • Prepare for and bring necessary information to advising sessions if needed.
  • Complete your own online registration each semester after advisement if no holds in place preventing it.
  • Pay attention to deadlines for registration, payment, drop dates, graduation application, financial aid, scholarships, etc.
  • Use only your TJC email address in Apache Access when communicating with an Academic Advisor by email; include your name, A#, major and other pertinent information in the first email sent when asking a question or requesting other assistance.
  • Read all emails from Advisors in Apache Access, and respond as needed.
  • Call and cancel appointment in a timely manner if unable to keep it so other students can be assisted. 
  • Become aware of and follow institutional policies, procedures, and requirements.
  • Follow through with any plan of action suggested during each advising session.
  • Request reassignment to a different Advisor if necessary.
  • Visit Career Services for assistance in identifying a career choice if undecided.
  • Seek academic assistance, tutoring, crisis counseling or other help as needed.
  • Accept final responsibility for your own education.
  • Read the catalog, registration guide, student conduct handbook, etc.
  • 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 intended upper level major.

Academic Advisor Responsibilities

  • Help the Student Advisee to develop a realistic educational plan consistent with his/her abilities and interests.
  • Interpret test scores and suggest appropriate semester courses.
  • Monitor Student progress toward educational/career goals.
  • Interpret/explain instructional policies, procedures, and requirements for the Student.
  • Lift advisor holds and approve courses for registration, drops, withdrawals, and change of major.
  • Maintain an advising file for each Student Advisee.
  • Refer Student to other resources on campus and in the community as needed.
  • Assist Student Advisee in identifying career opportunities and transfer institutions.
  • Provide transfer information and guidance.
  • Inform Student of special services available to them for tutoring, remediation, academic assistance, and other needs.
  • Participate in Advisor training sessions to keep up to date on current information that benefits the student.

Advising Contact

Jan Adams
Director of Advising
Office: Academic Advising Center, 2nd Floor, Rogers Student Center

Email: jada@tjc.edu

Telephone: 903-510-3287