Counseling

Academic Advising

Types of Advising:

Academic Advisors are instructors who teach in the field you are majoring in. During the school year, you are strongly encouraged to contact an instructor in your major for help in your specific area. Please be aware that most Academic Advisors are not available during the summer months. You may contact the Counseling department for assistance during this time.

Counselors offer advising for General Studies degrees and all other degrees and certificates Eastern Arizona College offers.

 

Academic Advising:

The goal of academic advising is to assist the student with developing an educational plan and goals. The student carries the ultimate responsibility for making decisions about life goals and educational plans. Our counselors are to act as a resource of information to achieve those goals.

 

Advising is strongly recommended for:

  • All new students attending EAC

  • All degree-seeking students

  • All students who intend to transfer to another college or university

  • All students who are unsure of what major they would like to pursue

 

How to prepare for your visit to speak with an advisor/counselor:

2. Make an appointment for academic advising by calling (928) 428-8253 or 8425. Walk-in appointments are not always available. 3. The EAC catalog and class schedule can be reviewed at www.eac.edu. 4. The following items can be helpful in your advising session: unofficial transcripts from other schools, placement testing scores, Qualifying ACT or SAT scores or any other testing you feel might be useful. 5. Official transcripts can be sent to: EAC Records and Registration 615 N Stadium Ave Thatcher, AZ 85552
  1. Complete the Form for Admission to EAC and take the COMPASS placement tests for English, reading and math. You can make an appointment for placement testing by contacting the Counseling Office at (928) 428-8253. If you do not live in the area, placement testing can be completed at a college or university close to you and faxed to our office at (928) 428-2074.

  2. Make an appointment for academic advising by calling (928) 428-8253 or 8425. Walk-in appointments are not always available.

  3. The EAC catalog and class schedule can be reviewed at www.eac.edu.

  4. The following items can be helpful in your advising session:

    Unofficial transcripts from other schools

    Placement testing scores

    Qualifying ACT or SAT scores or

  5. Any other testing you feel might be useful

  6. Official transcripts can be sent to:

    EAC Records and Registration
    615 N. Stadium Ave.
    Thatcher, AZ 85552

    and have them evaluated prior to your advisor visit.

 

Student’s responsibilities in the advisement process:

  • Student is expected to be knowledgeable about college policies, procedures and requirements

  • Student should read and understand the EAC Catalog

  • Student is expected to review the class schedule for possible course options prior to meeting with a counselor/advisor

  • Student is expected to contact a counselor/advisor in a timely fashion for registration, advisement or other necessary appointments.

Student is expected to know and follow General Education requirements and major department requirements.

 

Advising Resources

Academic Calendar
Course Applicability Sys. (CAS)
AZ Course Equivalency Guides
University Partners
Other Arizona Colleges