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Academic Advising for Student Mobility

Author(s): Van Der Karr, C. A.

Editor(s): Poisel, M. A., & Joseph, S.

Citation: Van Der Karr, C. A. (2018). Academic Advising for Student Mobility. In Poisel, M. A., & Joseph, S., Building Transfer Student Pathways for College and Career Success (pp. 73-92). Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina, National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition.



This chapter will discuss the ways advising can anticipate, plan for, and respond to the major challenges of transfers as a cohort and as individual students. The chapter will start with a review of transfer mobility issues relevant to advising including curriculum and credit evaluation, academic preparation, and navigation of a new institutional culture. This is followed by a discussion of the implications and strategies for advisors working with transfer students. Finally, it will address how advising intersects with other campus services and how advisors can be advocates and collaborators with colleagues, both on campus and at partner institutions.


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