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Why the Academic Advising Certificate

Any student from any background who is seriously interested in becoming an academic advisor.

Focus of the program is on advising emerging adults (18-29 years of age) rather than just traditional 19-21 year olds. Emerging adults are the majority of the current college environment.

There are few formal paths to training to be an academic advisor. This 12-hour certificate will prepare graduates for the job of academic advisor.

Nanci Stewart Woods, Ph.D

Academic advisor for 30 years. Received the Outstanding Academic Advisor award at APSU four times. Received Outstanding Academic Advisor for Region 3 of NACADA, the international organization for academic advisors. Received Green Apple Award for Advising from the Psi Chi chapter at APSU.

Two of the courses are taught by various Counseling faculty serving the master’s program in counseling at APSU.

Admission Requirements

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Academic Advising Certificate