Who to Go to and When

Success Advisor 

Before Declaring a Major:

  • Pre-Registration Advising Appointment 
  • Adding, Dropping, Withdrawing, and changing classes to P/NP 
  • Questions about choosing a major, declaring a major, or major exploration
  • Questions about Goucher courses (GCRs) and potential major requirements 
  • Requesting late petitions and other enrollment changes 
  • Requesting an Incomplete grade in a course during the semester 
  • Help with Academic Forgiveness 
  • Help declaring majors, minors, and concentrations
  • Help with academic standing appeals

Support Before and After Major Declaration:

  • Success Coaching (time management, organization help, reading, note-taking, and study strategies, etc.) 
  • Academic Support Referrals (tutoring, SI) 
  • General campus referrals (across the Student Success Team)

Faculty Advisor

Once you declare a major on your second year:

  • Pre-Registration advising appointment
  • Dropping, Withdrawing or changing a class to P/NP
  • General information about your major, degree requirements and course sequencing
  • Specific Study Abroad Questions/Programs
  • Discussion regarding major specific internships
  • Support late petitions and other enrollment changes
  • Incomplete grades in a course during the semester
  • Document appropriate summary of student appointments in Navigate
  • Help with academic standing appeals

Career Advisor 

  • You should connect with the CEO during your first year to gain support in securing campus or off-campus employment, major and career exploration, and developing plans for the internships.   
  • You should join a career community as a way to begin to explore interests, internship opportunities, and connect with alumni and others with shared interests. 

Global Education Advisor 

  • Questions about the study abroad requirement 
  • Exploration of study abroad options 
  • Attend Study Abroad 101 and 102 sessions 
  • One-on-one advising regarding their study abroad selection 
  • Application for their intended program 
  • Visa application assistance 
  • Participation in study abroad fair and individual visits from partner programs 
  • Gilman, Boren, and Freeman East Asia Scholarship application guidance 
  • Fulbright applications 
  • Pre-departure orientation with peer and professional advising sessions 

Residence Coordinator 

  • Issues with your roommate
  • Coordinate housing during academic breaks
  • Answer all housing related questions
  • Address housing questions and concerns

First-Year Mentor

1st semester only:

  • General questions about what it is like to be a student on campus
  • Find out available campus resources
  • Navigating the initial transition to Goucher 

Student Financial Services Advisor

  • Impact of enrollment changes (Dropping or Withdrawing from a class) 
  • Assistance with annual FAFSA completion
  •  Significant changes in family financial circumstances
  • Questions on criteria to maintain financial aid eligibility and deadlines
  • Overview of Financial Aid for Study Abroad program
  • Certificate of Finance for Visa application (if needed)
  • Questions on payment options
  • General overview of financial aid and billing

Athletic Coach 

  • Questions related to Athletics participation
  • General guidance and referrals to campus resources