Our Mission and Services

Mission Statement

The Academic Advising and Transfer Center fosters collaborative advising relationships with students in order to assist in their success at Missouri State and beyond. Additionally, the Academic Advising and Transfer Center supports the development of excellence in advising across campus.

Goals

Goal 1: Advisors in the Academic Advising and Transfer Center will guide students as they explore majors and academic goals. 

1A: Advisors will use a personalized and developmental advising approach 

1B: Students will utilize academic and co-curricular tools to enhance their education 

1C: Advisors will empower students to have an ownership over their education, resulting in thoughtful and meaningful choices of majors and coursework 

Goal 2: The Academic Advising and Transfer Center will advise and promote Interdisciplinary Programs.

2A: Students will make meaningful course choices to achieve their graduation goals  

2B: Students will make connections between their coursework and transferrable skills for the world of work 

Goal 3: The Academic Advising and Transfer Center will serve specific additional populations.  

3A: The Academic Advising and Transfer Center will Coordinate Jump START, a summer bridge program for students who do not automatically meet admission requirements

3B: The Academic Advising and Transfer Center will advise Individual Review students

3C: The Academic Advising and Transfer Center will coordinate the pre-college program for high school students taking classes on campus

Goal 4: Advisors of the Academic Advising and Transfer Center will engage in and facilitate professional development to ensure students are served by excellent advisors. 

4A: The Academic Advising and Transfer Center will provide comprehensive advisor training and development through the Master Advisor Program

4B: Advisors will engage in professional development

Goal 5: The Academic Advising and Transfer Center will represent the advising perspective on committees and councils across campus.  

5A: Advisors will serve on campus-wide committees to represent the Academic Advising and Transfer Center and the Division of Student Development and Public Affairs

5B: The Academic Advising and Transfer Center will facilitate training for SOAR advisors

5C: The Academic Advising and Transfer Center will provide assistance to advisors across campus when questions and concerns arise

5D: Advisors will present advising materials to all sections of GEP 101