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Advising Services at Terra State (Roles and Responsibilities)

At Terra State Community College, we don’t believe in letting our students go through their academic programs alone. Our academic advisors help students explore their educational goals, plan their program of study and schedule classes. 

Students are assigned advisors during their first semester of enrollment. To help you better understand your roles and responsibilities in the advising process, and those of advisors, please read Terra's Statement of Advising Roles and Responsibilities below.

Terra State Community College

Student and Advisor Roles and Responsibilities

Student Responsibilities: 

  • Know and understand your degree requirements, college policies and procedures, and deadlines. You can find this information in the College Catalog and Student Handbook.
  • Keep in contact with your advisor at least once per semester for course registration.
  • Schedule appointments with your advisor early during registration periods and arrive on time and prepared for the appointment.  Bring with you a tentative list of courses you plan to take and your advising materials. 
  • Keep all scheduled appointments. If you are unable to make your appointment, please call ahead to cancel. 
  • Immediately consult your advisor if you begin to experience academic difficulty.
  • Follow through with appropriate action(s) after meeting with your advisor, and complete all necessary paperwork.
  • Promptly inform your advisor of changes to your major and any concerns about your program.
  • Seek assistance when needed.
  • Check your Terra email and CAMS student portal regularly.
  • Be responsible for your academic progress and accept responsibility for your decisions.
  • Maintain your current name, address and contact information with the college.
  • For transfer students, select a major and transfer school as quickly as possible and become familiar with the requirements needed for that major as well as transfer policies at the institution to which you plan to transfer.  Contact an advisor at the target institution to establish a relationship.

Advisor Responsibilities: 

  • Provide accurate information about educational options, degree requirements and prerequisites and Terra policies and procedures.
  • Help students clarify their educational goals, assess their strengths and weaknesses, and help them explore the ramifications of their decisions for their future occupational goal.
  • Help students develop an educational plan that will meet their academic and career goals.  Assist in course selection.
  • Help students accept responsibility for their own actions and decisions. 
  • Help students monitor their academic progress toward graduation.
  • Know where to refer students when additional resources are necessary, and provide information and referrals to campus and community resources.
  • Listen to students' concerns and provide assistance and/or referrals.
  • Initiate a continuing evaluation of the advisor-advisee relationship.  Assess the extent to which the advising relationship is meeting students' needs and goals, and if appropriate, help students transition to another academic advisor.

Additional Advising Links 

Testing Center

The testing center is located on the first floor of building B Room B105

General Procedures:

All students must show a photo I.D. (a valid driver's license, passport or state I.D.)  Tests will not be given out unless proper I.D. is shown.

  1. Testing hours for Compass are by appointment only.
  2. Testing hours for Academic test are during regular business hours.
  3. If an ending date is not given on the Academic Testing Monitor Form, the test will be kept for one week. It will then be returned to the Instructor/Professor.
  4. Current testing center hours are 8:00 am - 3:00 pm Tuesday and Wednesday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday and Thursday and 8:00 am - 2:00 pm Friday.

Contact an Advisor

Advisors can be contacted through Terra's Admissions an Advising Office. Please call (419)559-2345 or toll free 866-AT-TERRA, ext. 2345 for an appointment.