Office of the Registrar Academic Advising
Hello! Welcome to the Academic Advising page!
Effective academic advising is a key component of a Westmont education. At its core, advising is a collaborative developmental relationship between our students and our faculty. The mission of the Academic Advising Department is to encourage and support students’ personal and intellectual development as they embrace the educational opportunities available to them so they can complete their degree and find their calling and place of service in the kingdom of God.
Because academic advising is a key component of the academic life of the college, academic advisors are regularly evaluated during the promotion and tenure review process.
Please review the bullets below of everything under the scope of Westmont's Academic Advising.
Academic Advising Information
Academic Advisors can be helpful to you in many ways. They can help you explore your options regarding a major and career choices as they listen and learn about you and your strengths and weaknesses.
Maximizing your Advisor Relationship
Academic advising is the most underutilized resource on many college campuses. Many students don’t truly realize what academic advising is, and what it can do to help them prepare for the world beyond college.
Changing your Advisor
You must let us know when you change your mind and have found another advisor. This will help us keep track of your academic records and make sure we get the needed information into your hands. Once the Change of the Advisor form is completed, submit the form to the Student Records Office.
To remain in good standing, a student must maintain a cumulative grade point average (G.P.A.) of 2.0 in courses taken at Westmont and on Westmont off-campus programs.
Students can take many kinds of courses during the summer months. These can include courses to meet General Education requirements, courses toward a major or a minor, or elective courses. All students will need to meet 124 units to graduate with their degree, and some of these can be taken away from Westmont.
Declaring your Major
The Major Declaration Form should be filled out whenever you are ready to make your decision regarding a major official, but no later than the end of your sophomore year. You do not have an official major recorded until you complete the form.