Academic Advising

More Than Just Schedule Building

Although advisors can help you choose your classes and course schedule each semester, their purpose is to help you do so much more than that. Advisors are here to help you build your academic plan and work toward meeting your education and career goals. Advising empowers you to create and achieve those goals while receiving accurate information and guidance throughout the journey.

All new and current Northark students with less than 30 college credits will be required to visit with an advisor before enrolling in courses. Students will be advised by a professional advisor to choose a major of study and create their own academic plan. Depending on each student’s chosen major, he or she may be assigned to a faculty advisor to meet with during subsequent semesters.


When To See Your Advisor

  • To explore interests and make a realistic and purposeful decision about your academic, career and life goals.
  • To get referrals to campus offices, instructors as well as community organizations and public benefit offerings.
  • To get an understanding of the College’s academic curricula, degree plans, policies and procedures.
  • To add or drop classes
  • To change your major
  • For help in filling out a financial aid appeal.
  • For any question or concern you may have.  -  Advisors have lots of answers and know many people on campus.  If an advisor doesn’t know an answer, you can count on them to find someone else who might know.

The Advising Center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is located in room M184 on the South Campus. Call 870-391-3115 to schedule an appointment.

Advisors

Dr. Douglas Gere
Academic Advisor
Title IX Coordinator
Office: M184B
870-391-3204

dgere@northark.edu

Randy Scaggs
Academic Advisor
VA Certifying Official
Office: M184G
870-391-3223

rscaggs@northark.edu

Undecided On What You Want To Do?Career Services can assist you in choosing a major, planning a career, and gaining a clear picture of where you are going.

Check out the Career Services page for more information.

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