Academic and Career Advising
ACA staff support students
Advising assists students in clarifying their life or career goals and in developing educational plans for the realization of those goals. The ultimate responsibility for making decisions rests with the student. Advisors can help monitor the student's progress and suggest the use of institutional support services.
Choosing a Major
- through the transition to Keene State College
- the clarification of academic focus and major
- by teaching students self-advocacy skills
- encouraging the utilization of all institutional services
Upon admission to Keene State College, if a student has indicated a program of interest, he or she is directed to that department for advising. If a student is undecided about a program, he or she is directed to the Academic and Career Advising Center in Elliot Center. Academic and career advisors assist the undecided students, aided by college staff members and peer advisors.
Declaring a Major
To officially declare a major, a student must file a Declaration of Major form signed by a faculty member. It is in the students best interest to declare a major by the time they have earned 60 credits. The forms are available in Academic & Career Advising.
Withdrawing from a Class: the IMPACT
Services Provided by ACA
Friday, April 6, 2012 is the last day to withdraw from a class. A "W" will appear on your transcript, but will not affect your grade point average. Note that withdrawing below full time status (12 credits minimum) may have an impact on your financial aid, your insurance coverage, on campus housing eligibility, athletic eligibility, and in other ways. Seek advising before you make the decision to withdraw from a class. Review the following information/links to learn how withdrawing from a class may impact you.
- Advising for undeclared students
- Walk-in advising for students during course registration
- Advising for students in academic difficulty
- Advising for transfer students
- Kiosk computers for career exploration and online registration
- Program Planning Sheets
- Forms and information about academic procedures and policies
- Information on earning Life Experience/Portfolio credit
If you have questions or would like to make an appointment, contact Academic & Career Advising by e-mail or by phone at 603-358-2500.