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Academic Advising

Advising Program

PLSSSC’s academic advising program is an important component in the educational process at Norfolk State University. Our model establishes a progressive scholastic relationship by engaging (primarily) freshman and sophomore students in making informed decisions about their academic, social and personal goals. Our collaborative advising system connects students with various members of the academic community, including professional advisors in PLSSSC and department-based faculty mentors. This advising model supports the University’s retention and graduation efforts.

Services include:

  • Face-to-face consultations
  • Academic skill development
  • Student Action Plan (SAP) assistance
  • Intrusive advising for students in academic jeopardy


The mission of the Center's academic advisement program is to guide development of educational plans that lead to accomplishing academic and personal goals through individual or group interactions aimed at lifelong learning.


  • Provide information on the University’s policies, procedures, and academic requirements
  • Equip students with specific strategies for academic success.
  • Assist students with selecting courses that are required for selected majors.
  • Assist students with formulating action plans that coincide with their personal and career goals.
  • Assist students with developing critical thinking skills by encouraging them to make informed decisions concerning their academic and personal goals.

Intended Learning Outcomes

  • Maintain satisfactory academic performance to comply with the University’s standards.
  • Identify majors that coincide with their skill set and interests. 
  • Be aware of policies and procedures that guide their academic process.
  • Develop plans based on information received from advising sessions.
  • Value academic planning as an integral part of their academic process.