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Getting Good Advice

Written By Julianna Benson on Friday, October 19, 2012 | 11:09 AM

Most Admissions professionals only get to work with students transitioning from high school to college, and, especially at bigger schools, often lose track of those students once they arrive at school. Luckily for us here at Newbury, we get to interact with many of those same students we helped through the Admissions Process once they make their home here on campus. Whether it's through working with them here in our office or just continuing to be a resource for them throughout their time here, the small community feel of Newbury helps us maintain relationships with those students beyond the point where we "hand them off" to their professors and the rest of the Newbury community. 

So, of course, though we work in Admissions, the Admissions staff here at Newbury is also very interested in seeing the students who join us do well once they get here.

A recent study set out to discover what factors can most help students persevere and succeed in college. And guess what one of the top 3 factors was? "Academic advising: Talking to an academic adviser in college either 'sometimes' or 'often' significantly improved persistence rates." When I read the results of this study, it just seemed to further validate the attitude we have here at Newbury. All students get an academic advisor here at Newbury. Of course, most colleges also give each of their students advisors. The difference here at Newbury as that the advisor you have is going to know your name and be aware of your specific situation. As I've mentioned in a previous blog post, you're a name here, not a number. And that means your academic advisor is going to be even more capable of helping you because you're going to know each other well. 

On top of all that, we have several other advising resources other schools don't have, including free counseling services (both for health and things like time management issues), an Academic Success Center (again, free of charge for all students), and, my personal favorite, student mentors who become almost like secondary student/social advisors during your First Year Seminar Class.  

If advising is one of the top three things that helps students succeed in college, it's no wonder that NewburyWorks.

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