On-Site Advising Program Continues to Gain Popularity by Enabling Students to Meet On-Campus with Academic Advisors from Four-Year Schools to Learn About Transfer Process and Requirements
Many students at Schoolcraft College plan to transfer to a four-year institution, but their busy school and work schedules make it hard to visit the college or university they want to transfer to and meet with an academic advisor. However, a unique program enables students to meet with advisors from a number of colleges and universities right on the Schoolcraft College campus to get the information they need about the transfer process and requirements.
According to Laurie Kattuah-Snyder, associate dean of advising and partnerships at Schoolcraft College, the on-site advising model that brings representatives from four-year institutions to Schoolcraft’s main campus in Livonia to meet with students is unique and is a real benefit for students interested in transferring.
“The visits were slow for most of the colleges during the first couple of weeks of the fall term, but now it’s picked up as word has spread about this service, “ said Kattuah-Snyder. She said the colleges that had the most students visiting with them on campus included the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and Dearborn and Eastern Michigan University. However, there were eight other colleges and universities that were part of the program this fall, and the program will continue in the winter term as well.
“This is long overdue and I’m very happy that we now have the space on the campus to do this,” Kattuah-Snyder added. “Today’s students are very practical and although we provide them with sound advice, some students won’t believe us until they hear it directly from the four-year college representative.”
The schedule of upcoming university advising visits is available at www.schoolcraft.edu/advising or call 734-462-4429.