What is the difference between advising and counseling at SCC?
Advisors are faculty members or staff persons who have been trained to assist students with academic information. Counselors are service faculty members trained in counseling to work with students individually and in groups. Counselors assist students with educational-occupational and personal-social decision making skills. Counselors also work with faculty and staff as consultants and trainers.
Advisors help with:
- General information about admission, placement testing, courses of study, and registration procedures.
- Information on graduation requirements at SCC and other colleges or universities.
- Course transfer information.
- Interpretation of placement scores and suggestions for appropriate classes.
- For more information, see the Academic Career and Advisement Center.
Counselors help with:
- Making decisions about educational and career goals.
- Balancing the roles of student, parent, spouse, and/or employee.
- Managing stress and test anxieties.
- Resolving personal problems that may interfere with studies or work.
- Coping in a crisis situation