Who We Serve
The Office of Academic Advising and Retention serves all Oregon Tech students in different capacities as they progress through their degree at Oregon Tech. First-year students (Freshman) and Transfers under 36 credits have an assigned secondary Academic Advisor to help them navigate their first year. Returning students (Sophomores and above) and Transfers with over 36 credits are assigned a secondary Academic Advisor within their college (ETM or HAS) to provide academic advising and guidance through graduation.
How Secondary Academic Advising Works
At Oregon Tech you have both a Faculty Advisor in your program and a secondary Academic Advisor within the Academic Advising and Retention Office. Your Faculty Advisor is there to talk to you about your field of study, course content, and give final approval on the courses you plan to take each term.
Your secondary Academic Advisor provides general advising, such as following your curriculum map and schedule planning for registration. Secondary Academic Advisors are also here to help you find and use campus resources effectively; they are your best contact for understanding school policies and procedures, logistical issues, and general questions about how to navigate the university.