Academic Advising

Academic Advising

Undergraduate Academic Advising Mission

Academic advising is a critical component of the educational experience. Through academic advising, we empower (guide) students to develop and implement sound educational plans that are consistent with their personal values, goals and career plans. Our purpose is to guide students to become self-directed learners and decision makers.


Undergraduate Academic Advising Objectives

To further student development, Montana Tech’s Undergraduate Advising seeks to:

  1. Help students explore career choices and choices of academic major based on their interests, values, skills, and abilities.
  2. Assist students in developing an academic program consistent with their goals and natural strengths.
  3. Encourage students to gather and evaluate information, and make meaningful decisions based upon a consideration of the information, alternatives, and personal values and goals.
  4. Assist students in the exploration of possible short- and long-range consequences of decisions and facilitate advisees' recognition and acceptance of personal responsibility for their choices.
  5. Help students recognize and accept the reality of possible successes and failures, thereby encouraging a sense of confidence and maturity.
  6. Provide an open environment which will foster self-exploration, self-awareness, and self-evaluation, thus encouraging a sense of personal identity.
advising expectations

Advising Expectations

The key tenet for an effective system of advising is shared responsibility. A student is ultimately responsible for the choices he or she makes in college, but in order to make informed decisions, students need the mentoring and advice of academic advisors. visit the page
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Best Practices for Student Engagement & Retention: How Faculty Can Help

Many students come to college adrift and with no history of appropriate academic expectations ever being placed on them. They lack study skills or the capacity to plan their daily and weekly routines. visit the page
Advisor Tools - Current Advisee List

Advisor Tools - Current Advisee List

Advisor Tools is a portlet within MyMTech that allows advisors to view a list of advisees and any holds that they have. An email can also be sent to advisees through this program.

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Advising Suggestions and Questions to Ask

Here faculty can find suggested topics to discuss with students and sample questions to start the conversation.

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Academic Probation

If during any semester your cumulative GPA is less than 2.00, you will be placed on academic probation.   If you are on academic probation, you will be limited to 15 credits.  You may be required to take College Success (MT 1016).   To be removed from probation, you must, during the probation period, meet the required standard minimum academic progress each semester (GPA of 2.00) until your cumulative GPA reaches 2.00.

Academic Suspension

You will be academically suspended from Montana Tech if you are on probation and fail to meet the minimum academic requirements.  If you are suspended, you are not permitted to attend school for one semester.  After suspension you are on probation until your cumulative GPA requirements are met.