In order to ensure that every student receives quality academic advising, A-B Tech has established an academic advising system. Students who are admitted to an applied science degree, diploma, or certificate curriculum are advised by a faculty member from that curriculum. Students who are not admitted to a degree, diploma, or certificate program, or those admitted to the General Occupational Technology diploma or degree program, may be advised by academic advisors in Student Services, A-B Tech Madison, or A-B Tech South.
Unclassified students may elect to register without meeting with an academic advisor. They may register online via WebAdvisor or in the K. Ray Bailey Student Services Center, A-B Tech Madison, or A-B Tech South. The following process outlines important steps for individuals choosing to self-advise:
1. Register at the appointed time, based on accumulated credit hours. Information will be sent via email and is available in WebAdvisor.
2. Prerequisites and corequisites for courses must be met.
3. High school students must see an advisor to register.
4. New students register during general registration.
Academic advisors initially determine the developmental courses for students based upon the results of placement testing. Faculty advisors use this information when advising students. Once an educational plan is developed, students are welcome to receive assistance with scheduling in the Scheduling Office in the K. Ray Bailey Student Services Center. Students who desire to register for more than 20 credit hours in a semester will need the approval of the Vice President for Instructional Services or his or her designee.
Students in the college transfer program are assigned to the Transfer Advising Center (located in the K. Ray Bailey Student Services Center) for academic advising. They will be seen by transfer program advisors on a first-come, first-serve basis.