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IMPORTANT ADVISING UPDATE

During the month of January 2021, SOWELA’s F.A.S.T. advisors are advising during walk-in advising hours only. Our F.A.S.T. advisors are located in the Sycamore Student Building.

January 2021 Walk-In Advising Hours are as follows:

January 4th to 15th

Monday – Thursday

  • Walk-ins: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (last morning walk-in taken at 11:30 a.m.)
  • Walk-ins: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (last afternoon walk-in taken at 3:30 p.m.)

Friday

  • Walk-ins: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (last morning walk-in taken at 11:30 a.m.)
  • Walk-ins: 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. (last afternoon walk-in taken at 3:00 p.m.)

Week of January 19th to 22nd

Tuesday – Thursday

  • Walk-ins: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (last morning walk-in taken at 11:30 a.m.)
  • Walk-ins: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (last afternoon walk-in taken at 3:30 p.m.)

Friday

  • Walk-ins: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (last morning walk-in taken at 11:30 a.m.)

All SOWELA Campuses are closed on the following days:

  • December 24th, 2020 – January 3rd, 2021 (Christmas Break)
  • January 18th, 2021 (Martin Luther King Day)

The Spring 2021 semester begins on Tuesday, January 19, 2021.

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.

Role of the FLIGHT ADVISOR:
  • 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.
Role of the FACULTY 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: