Comprehensive Academic Support and Advising Services

Academic Advising

We offer individual and group advising sessions through OSC Advisors for foundation and undergraduate students. Advisors assist students with educational planning, course selection, and other related academic requirements.

The goal of the advising program is to ensure the student progresses toward their academic goals, and towards the completion of their degree requirements. As in any counseling relationship, what the student discusses with their advisor is confidential.

Academic Advising Model

At the One Stop Services Center, academic advising is done following the Self-Contained Model. This requires that all of advising occurs through one office.

This means that the OSC Advisor is responsible for advising all GUST foundation and undergraduate students from the point of enrollment to the point of graduation.

Retention Services

The Retention area’s purpose is to work with at-risk students on academic probation. The OSC advisor reviews the student’s academic record and learning history before coordinating with the student to define personal, educational, and career goals as well as the skills needed to achieve these goals.

Finally, The OSC advisor reviews and evaluates progress toward goal achievement and skills development. Individualized plans are devised to provide clarity for the students in order to ensure success.

Midterm Warning Program

The program is designed to identify and assist students who have issues that are negatively impacting their classroom performance. The faculty member will need to complete the midterm Warning Form indicating the issues impacting the student’s success and any recommendations. Student receives a midterm warning letter, guidance from the OSC Advisor, and gets directed to the Tutoring Center.

Success Information Sessions

The Retention area holds a Success Information Session aimed at all students with a GPA below 2.00, with the goal of explaining the consequences of having a low GPA and the rules and policies of the university. These sessions are held at the beginning of each Fall and Spring semester. Students are contacted by e-mail and by text message to ensure their mandatory attendance.