Be Advised, Be Empowered, Be Successful


Academic Advising Mission Statement

Academic advising at Technical College of the Lowcountry is a personal, professional relationship between students and their Navigator that complements the educational goals of the college by working with and empowering students to obtain appropriate academic information, to develop educational, personal and career goals, to learn the skills needed for academic success, and to access the variety of resources and services available to them. 

The advising mission statement emphasizes four essentials of quality advising: 

  1. Advising is a partnership in which the student and the Navigator have responsibilities. 
  2. Advising is a process to assist students in the development of meaningful educational plans that are compatible with their career aspirations and life goals. 
  3. Advising is at the heart of the teaching-learning interaction in which the primary goal is to empower the student to take responsibility for his or her decisions and actions in order to become more independent and self-directed.
  4. Advising will provide support to students as they navigate the educational system by building rapport with responsive listening skills, confidentiality, sensitivity and respect.

Academic Vision Statement

TCL aspires to empower students to succeed by proving an exceptional advising program.


Academic Advising Manual

Academic Advising Syllabus

Developmental Advising

Datatel Screens Frequently Used by Advisors

Advising Training

Academic Advising Council