Academic advising is an important activity for every student. It is a time for you to meet and discuss with your faculty advisor your academic, career, and life goals.
You will be assigned an advisor in your designated degree/certificate discipline area. The advisor will review your academic record, assist in designing a plan of study, and begin the registration process. The faculty advisor will also help you by interpreting assessment test results, explaining College policies, identifying resources and services available to students, or providing information about careers or university transfer. It is your responsibility to regularly communicate with your advisor throughout your enrollment at Delta.
All faculty members are available for academic advising during their posted office hours. The goals of academic advisement is to help you progress through your degree plan to the completion of degree or certificate requirements for graduation, or to prepare you for transfer to other institutions of higher learning.
Delta is committed to student success in collegiate-level course work and occupational programs. ACT scores will be used for initial placement in English, reading and math. Applicants to the College who do not have ACT scores or whose scores are more than three years old will be asked to take a Placement Survey. Students should contact the Admissions Office to schedule the Placement Survey. Students admitted on non-graduating or auditing status are not required to take the survey except for placement in English, math and/or reading courses. However, if application is made to seek regular admission, the student may be required to take the Placement Survey at that time.
|19 or higher||MATH 105 or MATH 110|
|18+||READ Not Required|
Delta was established as a member of the Board of Regents General Education Articulation Matrix Committee in 2001. The General Education Matrix is a guide for determining course equivalencies among Louisiana’s public institutions of higher education. The Board of Regents also has a matrix for Natural Science and Business. While most of these courses will transfer for credit between and among Louisiana’s institutions, students must remember that these courses may or may not be applied to a particular degree program. Students should note that this matrix is limited to those general education courses for which full credit would likely be granted by most other Louisiana colleges and universities.
Additionally, the Board of Regents has developed the Electronic Statewide Student Transfer Guide, which is an interactive electronic database of course equivalencies among Louisiana’s public institutions of higher education.
Louisiana Delta Community College has specific articulations with Louisiana Tech University and the University of Louisiana at Monroe. In addition, ten specific 2+2 programs have been articulated to assure that all hours of a degree earned at Delta will transfer to the specific degree program at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. Delta will continue to work to secure articulation agreements that allow students maximum transferability of coursework.
You are encouraged to use the trial schedule to assist you and your advisor as you select your courses for the semester. To be prepared for an advising session, it is helpful for you to:
Students with family and/or work responsibilities should thoughtfully consider the difficulty and demands of the courses selected. Advisors will recommend that you adjust the number of college credit hours pursued if you have significant work or family obligations and responsibilities. A guide for working students is listed below:
|Hours at Work/Week||Hours/Semester|
A student should meet on a regular basis with his or her academic advisor to ensure that progress is being made toward the completion of a degree. The academic advisor holds initial responsibility to determine the application of transferable course work to a degree program after Enrollment Services has identified the transferable courses. An official degree evaluation must be requested from the Registrar’s Office upon the completion of 42 semester hours. All candidates for graduation must report to the academic advisor during the period specified in the Academic Calendar to verify that they have satisfied all graduation requirements and must complete a degree audit and graduation application.