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Meet With an Advisor

Meet With an Advisor

Summary:

The different types of advisors and how to meet with an advisor

Types of Advisors

There are four main types of advisors:

  • College Entry Advisors can assist new students with enrolling at A-B Tech as well as returning students seeking to change majors. They also speak with students seeking prerequisite overrides, general advice about what classes to take, etc.
  • General Occupational Technology (GOT) Advisors provide assistance to students in the GOT Program and students interested in applying for Competitive Allied Health Programs.
  • Transfer Advisors are available to assist students who are seeking to transfer from A-B Tech to another school, including students in the Associate in Arts (A.A.)Associate in Science (A.S.), Associate in Fine Arts (A.F.A.), and Associate in Engineering (A.E.) in either the Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering Pathway programs. Students who began a transfer program in the 2015-2016 academic year or earlier should meet with a Transfer Advisor in the Bailey Student Services Center. Students who wish to begin a transfer program in Fall 2016 or later should meet with a College Entry Advisor in the Bailey Building to be placed in the program and learn their next steps.
  • Program/Faculty Advisors assist students who are enrolled in specific academic programs, most commonly with setting up educational plans. Most students enrolled in a program of study have been assigned a specific Program/Faculty Advisor. You can contact us at (828) 398-7900 or info@abtech.edu to find out who your Program/Faculty Advisor is.

Meeting with an Advisor

College Entry and Transfer Advisors meet with students both by appointment and on a walk-in basis. They are available for walk-ins in the Bailey Building located at the main Asheville campusfrom 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m Monday through Thursday and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday. Walk-ins must sign in under the "First Stop" sign in the lobby of the Bailey Building.

If you are a new student or a current student wishing to change your academic program, you can schedule an appointment with the College Entry Advisor by emailing generaladvising@abtech.edu. You can schedule an appointment with a GOT Advisor by emailing gotadvising@abtech.edu.

To meet with your Faculty/Program Advisor, you should contact the advisor directly by phone or email. You can contact your advisor in WebAdvisor by going to "Curriculum Students" and then "Email My Advisor(s)." You can also find the advisor in our online Employee Directory at www.abtech.edu/employee-directory. You may call (828) 398-7900 or email info@abtech.edu for help finding your advisor's contact information. 

Distance Advising

  • Distance Advisors are available to assist new students who are not yet in a program, who do not live in the Asheville area, and are therefore not able to visit our campus to meet with an advisor. Distance Advisors can be reached at distanceadvising@abtech.edu.  
  • Generally speaking, distance students who have been assigned a Program/Faculty Advisor should contact their Program Advisor by phone or email for advising assistance.
  • Distance students in the GOT program should contact a GOT advisor by email at gotadvising@abtech.edu.
  • Transfer students should contact a Transfer Advisor.

Personal Counseling

A-B Tech also offers personal counseling. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please stop by the Information Desk in the Bailey Building or call (828) 398-7900.

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