Academic Advising

The Academic Advising Center, located in the Pitkin Education Center, Room A-118, on the College’s main campus in Paramus, (201) 612-5480, assists students with information about Basic Skills Tests results and required courses, degree program requirements, selecting courses and developing a schedule of classes, and other important information regarding academic progress and College policies and procedures.

The goals of the Academic Advising Center are to:

  • Provide accurate information about institutional policies, procedures, resources, and programs.
  • Assist students in their consideration of life goals by relating interests, skills, abilities, and values to careers, the world of work, and the nature and purpose of higher education.
  • Assist students in developing an educational plan consistent with life goals and objectives (alternative courses of action, alternate career considerations, and selection of courses).
  • Assist students in developing decision-making skills.
  • Assist students in evaluation of their progress toward established goals and educational plans.
  • Guide the student toward accepting responsibility for mature academic decision making.
  • Make referrals to other institutional or community support services.
  • Integrate the resources and expertise of the teaching and counseling faculty.
  • Provide an on-going, in-service training program for all individuals involved in the delivery of academic advisement services.

The Faculty Advisors are available on a drop-in basis and help students interpret the Program Evaluation, which is available on WebAdvisor at go.bergen.edu.