Academic Advising

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 program are advised by a faculty member from that curriculum. Students who are admitted to the General Occupational Technology degree program or who have been identified as a student in need of additional advising, will be advised by an academic advisor in Student Services. Distance students receive advising from their assigned program advisor or from the distance advisor for new or unclassified students at distanceadvising@abtech.edu.

Student Services advisors are available both on an appointment and walk-in basis.

Students meeting certain criteria may be required to participate in additional advising activities and will be notified of this requirement after completing the placement and orientation process.

Unclassified students may elect to register without meeting with an academic advisor. They may register online via WebAdvisor or at the Express Lane in the K. Ray Bailey Student Services Center. The following process outlines important considerations for individuals choosing to self-advise:

  1. Prerequisites and corequisites for courses must be met. Students may submit documentation of prerequisites and corequisites to a student services advisor.

  2. High school students must see an advisor to register.

  3. New students register during general registration.

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.