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The mission of the Flight Advising Success Team at SOWELA Technical Community College is to support and empower students to reach their academic and career goals by promoting an environment of shared responsibility that fosters an ongoing collaboration between advisors and students.

  • Encourage, teach, and help students to develop a realistic academic plan consistent with educational, personal, and professional goals.
  • Inform students about college policies and procedures.
  • Inform students about resources and opportunities on campus.
  • Provide transfer information and guidance as needed.
  • Share knowledge about programs and graduation requirements.
Role of the STUDENT:
  • Carefully consider your academic and career goals and share this information with your academic advisor.
  • Review your major and degree requirements.
  • Ask questions!
  • Create an academic advising file.
  • Contact your Flight Advisor about any academic difficulties.
  • Pay attention to important dates and deadlines.
  • Review the Academic Calendar on the SOWELA website.
  • Prior to dropping or changing a course, consult with your Flight Advisor.
  • Act as a mentor with detailed knowledge of the student’s program of study.
  • Double-check to see that the student is following an accurate plan toward graduation.
  • Inform the student of current trends in business and industry.
  • Assist the student with securing internships and networking with professionals in their chosen careers.
  • Serve as a critical link to the employment pipeline, especially as a student nears graduation.
Please prepare for your advising appointment by completing these steps, which will help both you and your Flight Advisor:
  • Apply for admissions
  • Complete online orientation
  • Set up your LoLA account (opens new window)
  • Please have your SOWELA ACCUPLACER test scores or your ACT scores on file with SOWELA. It is important to know where you are in Math, English, and Reading. (Please note: These scores are necessary for Associate’s degree and Practical Nursing diploma programs only.)
  • Determine if you plan to enroll as a full-time (12 or more credit hours) or part-time (less than 12 credit hours) student.
    • Due to serving a high volume of students First-time Students and Returning Students may take advantage of walk-in’s ONLY for the month of August 2019.
    • Advising hours are available on Monday – Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (last walk in) or by emailing the Flight Advising Success Team at FASTadvising@sowela.edu. Advising will take place in the Sycamore Student Center located at the main campus.
    • To schedule an appointment with an Academic Advisor, use SOWELA’s online QLess Kiosk (opens new window)
Contact Information:

Email: FASTadvising@sowela.edu
Phone: (337) 421-6577
Located in the Sycamore Student Center