My Advising Plan (MAP)

Connect. Persist. Succeed.

At South Texas College your continued success is our constant priority. It’s the reason why our advisors dedicate so much effort into your future and are always ready to keep you one step ahead of your goals. As you take your first steps in your STC journey, you may find that keeping our advisor and your student responsibilities in mind can make a real difference in meeting your objectives. 

Advisor Responsibilities

  • Provide information about STC programs, academic policies and procedures, CORE curriculum, and graduation requirements.
  • Be accessible, approachable, understanding, and timely.
  • Be knowledgeable about STC resources and support services.
  • Provide appropriate referrals to students when needed.
  • Maintain confidentiality.

Student Responsibilities

  • Be prepared for your advising session with questions and by asking for clarification.
  • Track academic progress with advising tools such as:
  • Use appropriate college resources and seek help when necessary.
  • Be aware of important personal, academic, and financial dates.
  • Develop decision-making skills.
  • Track your education by reviewing your

How to Prepare for Your Advising Session

  • Develop your educational plan and understand how you will meet your goals.
  • Identify and use resources to help achieve your academic, personal, and career goals.
  • Understand and review your degree with DegreeWorks to enroll in courses that prioritize your progress and career pathway. 

Program Exploration

  • Evaluate your interests: Career Coach
  • Identify your future career to confirm your major.
  • Prepare questions regarding programs and courses.

Program and Course Planning 

Nearing STC Program Completion

  • Keep key dates, policies, and procedures in mind (Provided at STC website)
  • Verify that DegreeWorks is at 98% or above
  • Register for graduation ceremony
  • Visit Career and Employment Services to update your resume and plan your job search

When Things Don’t Go as Planned

Advisors are ready to support in you experience difficulties such as:

  • Dropping courses
  • Struggling with courses
  • Personal difficulties
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