Academic advising at Wheaton College is a shared responsibility between student and advisor, whether with an academic dean or faculty advisor. The academic deans can help students by class year with general advising or specific programming.
Advisors assist students as they:
- explore learning inside and outside the classroom
- reflect upon their goals and academic choices
- plan their academic program(s)
- monitor their progress toward completion of all degree requirements
Academic advisors can recommend courses and fields of study appropriate to the individual student's interests and abilities. Students are responsible for understanding the college's requirements and for seeking appropriate academic advice to guide them in their choices; students, not their advisors, are ultimately responsible for their own academic decisions and for fulfilling the requirements for the degree.