Academic Advising Center

Welcome to the Academic Advising Centre!

As a student, your Academic Adviser is there to guide and assist you throughout the duration of your studies to ensure that you reach your fullest potential. Your Academic Adviser is a subject expert in your field of study and understands your academic needs and challenges providing an online service, by phone and email, so that you can get the one-on-one help that you need anytime, anywhere! To set up an appointment for a telephonic advising session or when you have a query, you send your Academic Adviser an email. Your Academic Adviser will respond to you within 48 hours to assist you with your personal challenges! The additional academic support service that your Academic Adviser provides you is free, so you will never have to use your own airtime for the call.

Roles of Academic Advisers and Students

The Academic Advising Centre (AAC) is Educor’s way of providing quality academic advising. Academic advising is a deliberate and collaborative relationship between the academic adviser and the student. It is also a systematic process of student-adviser relationship intended to support students in developing to their full potential. Academic advisers provide sustained academic support and individualized attention to promote each student’s success. However, successful academic advising requires equal commitment, dedication and engagement of all partners. Each partner has specific roles and responsibilities.

The Academic Advising Centre’s Role

  • The AAC’s key role is to nurture a college community that promotes student success. Other roles include:

    • Providing resources and professional development necessary for exemplary academic advising.
    • Seeking input from advisers and students when considering and implementing changes.
    • Recognize the value of excellence in academic advising.


The student is an equal partner in the advising process. As a student you are ultimately responsible for your educational choices and decisions. You are expected to:

    1. Clarify personal values, abilities, interests, and goals for academics and life.
    2. Believe in yourself.
    3. Schedule regular appointments with your adviser as required or when in need of assistance.
    4. Be well prepared for advising sessions and have the appropriate resources or materials.
    5. It is useful to maintain your own Advising Portfolio including your educational plan and other details.
    6. Become knowledgeable and adhere to institutional policies, procedures, and requirements.
    7. Have a list of questions ready for the adviser to ensure meaningful discussions.
    8. Get to know your adviser.
    9. Be open and receptive to talking with your adviser as all information is treated with strict confidence.
    10. Create and maintain an interactive environment encouraging mutual trust and open communication.
    11. Refer all administrative queries to your campus administrator.


The adviser’s role is to mentor the student to reach his/her full potential. This requires the adviser to:

    1. Prepare, plan and schedule advising sessions
    2. Identifying challenges/gaps in a student’s learning experience and provide required support.
    3. Be knowledgeable about academic curriculum and college policies and procedures and changes to them, where possible Empower students to take responsibility for their academic success, to become independent thinkers and to be reflective.
    4. Maintain confidentiality regarding the student’s academic record.
    5. Encourage and guide student as they define and develop realistic goals.
    6. Provide students with information about academic research and strategies for utilizing the available resources and services on campuses.
    7. Create and maintain an interactive environment encouraging mutual trust and open communication.
    8. Guiding students to making informed decisions.
    9. Refer administrative and subject matter queries to the relevant brand/Institute/lecturer.


Ixcel Centre for Professional studies

Rep of Maldives 


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