Introduction to Advising

The ABAC advisor handbook is a tool for advisors to find correct, consistent, and accurate information regarding advising, placement, policies, and procedures. It is a reference to help advisors articulate and explain policies to students.

ABAC’s Advising Statement

Academic advising at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College aids in the educational and career goal of its students.  Based on a philosophy of shared responsibility between advisee and advisor, ABAC stresses self-advocacy and independence in its advising process. Students work very closely with their academic advisor to assess, evaluate, and create academic and career goals that best reflect the student’s abilities and aspirations. Using proactive advising approaches, ABAC advisors guide their students through their degree plans while also further evaluating their career objectives. 

Advising Outcomes

Through academic advising experiences at ABAC, students will:

  • Develop an educational plan to successfully achieve their academic, career, and personal goals

  • Understand academic policies and procedures

  • Determine and utilize the necessary resources and services to support their goals

  • Understand the value of CORE requirements

  • Exhibit an understanding of their degree requirements

  • Select courses each semester to progress toward completing their educational plan

  • Understand the importance of including experiences outside of the classroom in their educational plan

  • Graduate in a timely manner based on their educational plan

Quick Guide to the Advising Process