State of Washington Classified Job Specification
Advise and assist students and prospective students in planning a program of study designed to achieve their academic goals.
Under general direction, assist students in planning their academic program. Advise and/or refer those students encountering academic and/or personal problems affecting their course of study.
Explain course offering and prerequisite requirements; interpret institutional/departmental policies and degree and transfer requirements;
Determine eligibility for students' admission; explain course equivalence for credits earned from other schools;
Approve adding courses, dropping courses, and withdrawals; approve exceptions to certain rules within established guidelines such as approve all morning classes for students having to work afternoons;
Check student progress toward degree; review and approve graduation applications;
Assist in development, preparation and updating of advising materials;
Give presentations to prospective students and parents; participate in career and college fairs and student orientations;
Update and maintain a computerized database for advising purposes;
Maintain automated and manual records of student progress and prepare reports as required;
Answer telephone inquiries and correspondence regarding entrance and degree requirements, course content and related information;
Refer students to on- or off-campus services;
Provide career and placement information;
Perform related duties as required.
There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.
High school graduation or equivalent
Two years of work in student services or related area
Class Specification History
Revise Class/MQ: 9-9-94
Revised new class code: (formerly 4410) effective July 1, 2007