Undergraduate Advising

Gardner-Webb University recognizes academic advising to be a critical component of a students’ educational experience. It is our goal to provide academic advising assistance that helps to make a satisfactory transition to college life for both freshmen and transfer students.

The Advising Center advocates developmental advising wherein advisors take an active role in communication with students and in helping resolve their academic concerns.

Through a collaborative relationship with an academic advisor, students are best able to define and implement sound educational plans that are consistent with their personal values, gifts, and career goals. Students learn not only to set personal and academic goals but to develop strategies for goal attainment.

About Academic Advising

Our purpose is to provide an opportunity to enhance academic decision-making through major exploration, academic planning, goal setting, and fulfillment of degree requirements for every Gardner-Webb University student.

Academic Advising Objectives

  • To assist students in comprehension and interpretation of the universities academic policies and procedures.
  • To foster the relationship between advisor and advisee as a key element to student academic success.
  • To ensure that students have access to reliable and valid academic advising services at all times throughout the academic week.
  • To encourage students to become involved in utilizing the student advisement process and services.
  • To assist students in developing an educational plan that incorporates their strengths, gifts, and life goals.
  • To assist students in evaluating academic decisions and degree progress.
  • To coordinate advising activities and provide direction and assistance to both faculty and students.
  • To improve the retention of students at Gardner-Webb University by providing quality advising services.
  • To maintain an ongoing, in-service training program for all individuals involved in the delivery of academic advisement services.
  • To prepare and distribute materials to assist advisors in providing correct information to students regarding registration procedures, academic regulations, academic evaluations, and graduation requirements.
  • To encourage students to seek guidance from their primary advisor at least twice each semester and other times as needed.