What Does Your Colleague Know That You Don’t? Maybe She’s Reading Advising Notes!

Located in MyGCC, advising notes serve as a common record of student interactions with college faculty and staff. Although advising notes are used primarily by advisors, the registrar, financial aid counselors and deans also document in the advising notes system.

If your advisee came through the Academic Advising Center as a new student, there’s a good chance she has a record of advising notes that are available to you. Notes may include information about:

  • prior school/college experience
  • transfer credits
  • prerequisite courses completed
  • career goals
  • other interests
  • explanation for course selections
  • financial aid concerns
  • graduation requirements

Take a minute to read your advisee’s advising notes before an advising session. It can alert you to a variety of issues, improve the quality of the session and save you from a potential advising headache. Give yourself every advantage—start reading advising notes!