Academic Advising

Each individual has strengths, weaknesses, skills, interests, and ambitions. We have resources at Whitman to help you assess your strengths and weaknesses, sharpen your skills, and explore your interests. Take advantage of the wealth of experience and advice from faculty, staff, and students during your years at Whitman to help you clarify and achieve your goals.

Academic advisers help you acquire information, reach a clear and realistic understanding of the opportunities available on campus, know what your options are, and make decisions with a full understanding of the consequences. Ultimately, the responsibility to be well-informed, to seek information, and to make personally satisfying choices belongs to you; however, there are many individuals on campus who will be happy to assist you in your quest.

The staff of the Academic Resource Center can provide general academic advising for all students on topics such as:

  • general academic requirements
  • academic policies and procedures
  • course selection
  • the P-D-F grading option
  • taking a leave of absence
  • receiving an incomplete
  • withdrawing from class(es) or the college

If you would like to make an appointment to speak with a member of the ARC staff, please call us at (509) 527-5213 or stop by our office in Memorial 325. Also, if your adviser is unavailable for consultation or to give consent, please contact us.