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Academic Advising Certificate

Our Academic Advising Certificate is a graduate-level plan for candidates interested in working as academic advisors in institutions of higher education. This is a 15-hour certificate plan.

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Certificate Program

Academic Advising Certificate


Professionals who complete this program may seek careers on college or university campuses.

Program Highlights

  • All courses offered in the plan are delivered in an online format for your convenience.

  • Upon completion of the certificate, students can choose to pursue a Master of Education from Angelo State and apply their certificate credits toward their degree.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Abilities and Skills: Students will demonstrate relational skills that enable academic advisors to convey concepts and information to their advisees.
  • Concepts and Approaches: Students will learn ideas and theories that advisors must understand to effectively advise their students and to understand the context for the delivery of academic advising.
  • Knowledge and Structures: Students will learn about the institution and field-specific knowledge necessary to guide students during academic advising at their institution.

Admission Requirements

Note: When applying for the Academic Advising Certificate, please use the 5X8 ND Additional Cert application.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university
  • Undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or better

Please contact the graduate advisor to learn more about program deadlines.


  • Certificate Requirements

    Semester Credit Hours (SCH)
    Courses Hours
    EDG 6301 Social and Cultural Influences 3
    EDG 6324 Career and Occupational Counseling 3
    EDG 6362 College Student Development 3
    EDG 6367 Foundations of Academic Advising 3
    EDSD 6302 Advising for College Transitions 3
    Total SCH for Academic Advising Certification 15

    Each course must be completed with a grade of B or better to earn the certificate.

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