Advising is a collaborative teaching and learning process that by intention and design facilitates students’ understanding of the meaning and purpose of  higher education and fosters their intellectual, personal, and professional development.


Advisors provide students with a number of services:

Academic advising

Academic advising focuses on the following objectives:
  • Providing students with tools and guidance to be successful in all stages of their academic careers
  • Aligning co-op and experiential learning with educational/career goals
  • Helping develop strong connections within the Kettering community
  • Facilitating successful transition into professional life

The Academic Success Center is currently designated to provide academic advising to students in the Mechanical Engineering Department (freshmen and sophomores 1), as well as to the undecided students.

Success coaching

Advisors coach students in time management techniques, study strategies, note-taking, test preparation, test-taking, and other skills to help them become more effective students. Success coaching is available to all Kettering students.

Probationary advising

Probationary advising is assistance that combines academic advising with success coaching and is offered to students on probation and to anyone experiencing academic difficulty. The extent of probationary advising depends on the needs of the individual students.

Career counseling

Advisors can work with students to help them clarify what career path they would like to pursue, where they see themselves in the future, and what steps need to be taken to get there. Students who are undecided about their major or who are considering changing a major are welcome to take an interest inventory that can help them understand themselves better and make clearer educational choices.