Mission: At the Alamo Colleges-Palo Alto College, academic advising and career advising builds a culture of integrated practices and shared responsibilities. Through collaborative teaching and learning, the advising process empowers our diverse student populations to explore and navigate their academic and career pathways.
Vision: Alamo Colleges-Palo Alto College will provide every student with an exemplary, effective and personalized pathway to success through academic and career advising.
Definition: Academic and Career advising is a series of ongoing and intentional conversations among students, faculty, and staff that establish a pathway to the realization of educational, career and life goals.
First Time In College Students
Welcome Advising Center
Palomino Center - Room 103
First Time in College (FTIC) students are enrolling at Alamo Colleges – Palo Alto College for the first time and have less than 15 hours of college credit. Students are required to attend an On-campus New Student Orientation (NSO) to receive information about college resources, academic advising and instructions on how to register for classes.
Please call or visit the Welcome Advising Center to sign up for New Student Orientation.
Counseling and Support Services
Former students have not enrolled at any of the Alamo Colleges in the last 12 months.
Transfer students have not enrolled at any of the Alamo Colleges but have attended another college/university.
Transient students are enrolled at another college/university and are enrolling at Alamo Colleges – Palo Alto College only during the Summer semesters.
Students will visit with a Counselor for academic advising. Students are encouraged to speak with a Counselor to develop strategies that will promote academic and personal success.
Students on Academic Probation/Dismissal and/or Financial Aid Suspension are required to meet with a Counselor to discuss the petition/appeals process.
Undergraduate Advising Center
Palomino Center - Room 114
Currently enrolled students majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and Liberal Arts with 0-30 credit hours are required to meet with an Advisor in the Undergraduate Advising Center
Currently enrolled students with 31+ credit hours are required to meet with their Faculty Advisor for academic advising within their major. Refer to the Faculty Advisor list by major for contact information.
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