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Academic Advisor II

Categories: South Central Region 7


Material Science and Engineering


Texas A&M University

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Position Description

The Academic Advisor II, under general supervision, recruits and advises graduate students concerning educational or career goals, academic requirements, and related personal concerns; may be required to coordinate and present workshops, coordinate business and academic functions that support student learning and retention; provides information on and refers students to University resources that can assist in meeting their needs or solving problems; may supervise projects.


  • Provides academic advice and guidance to students. Advises students with academic, probationary, and financial concerns and determines possible courses of action. Processes add/drops, Q drops, withdraws, and change of curriculum. May process course substitutions and teacher certification.
  • Reviews degree plans, academic records and test scores on file. Verifies completion of degree requirements. Reviews and provides input on scholarship applications. Monitors student progress and degree requirements, and fosters retention of students through mentoring, monitoring of student grades, and other support programs. Answers inquiries and provides information to prospective students, students, and parents. Meets with and refers students to available resources and departments. Assists students with adds/drops, withdrawals, and changes of ​curriculum. Maintains records of student contacts.
  • Creates and gives presentations about the University to visiting groups. Develops and presents training materials and programs. Participates in events, activities, and programs. Assists with family visits and group tours. Implements projects.
  • Provides leadership for faculty advisors on academic advising-related activities. Prepares academic and advising reports.
  • Develops and revises informational material, handbooks, and newsletters. Visits high schools to present and distribute information concerning University programs and opportunities. Communicates with high schools and community colleges to identify students for recruitment. Conducts various recruitment programs.

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Required Qualifications

  • A Bachelor's degree in an applicable field or a combination of education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Two years of related experience