Academic Advising Mission Statement

At Georgia Perimeter College, an institution where we strive to "put the student first," advising is an integral part of the learning process for our students, faculty and staff. Effective advising benefits the entire college community, fosters strong community relationships, and helps us to meet GPC's mission of providing excellent, high quality, affordable educational opportunities for our students.

Academic Advising Mission Statement
Academic Advising, a shared responsibility among the student, advisor and college community, promotes individual growth by developing a dynamic plan to reach the student’s educational, career and life goals.

Academic Advising Goals:

  • To help students explore educational, career and life goals
  • To develop suitable educational plans and customized programs of study for each student
  • To teach students how to monitor progress toward established educational goals
  • To encourage students to utilize college support services and community resources
  • To raise graduation and transfer rates at Georgia Perimeter College

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will demonstrate the ability to make effective, healthy decisions concerning their educational, career, and life goals
  • Students will develop an educational plan that includes their program of study for successfully achieving their goals
  • Students will select courses each semester to progress toward fulfilling that educational plan
  • Students will gain an appreciation of the value of higher education beyond getting a job
  • Students will make use of campus resources as needed to achieve their educational, career, and life goals
  • Students will demonstrate involvement in college and community life
  • Students will exercise realistic self-appraisal as they recognize their strengths and weaknesses