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Getting to Know You: Your Online Student Advisor

Students beginning their studies at an on-ground campus typically attend an orientation session that gives them an overview of the classrooms, living areas, and dining areas they’ll be using for the next two to four years. But online students’ classrooms, living areas, and dining areas are often one in the same—so do they also have an orientation prior to staring school? The short answer is—yes.

At Argosy University, Online Programs, each student is assigned an online student advisor who walks them through what they can expect during their studies. There’s an online student orientation process that includes a briefing, a training session on any tools you may be using in class, and a tour of the online classroom and main student hub.

Melissa Mckinney, a current student at Argosy University, Online Programs says that her advisor was critical to her continued academic success. “[My advisor] is familiar [with my situation] and can relate to almost every issue I throw her way. And I know other students that feel the same about their Argosy [support] team.” Mckinney is currently working toward a Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology at Argosy University, Online Programs. She also holds two additional degrees from the school. In 2014, she earned an Associate of Science in Business Administration and in 2016, she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology .

Our online students work closely with their advisors throughout their time in school—even after orientation is complete. Students can count on their online college advisor to provide assistance and insight, from orientation through graduation. The goal is to help students to succeed—and for advisors to be an important link between our online students and our school.

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