STUDENT PARENT ADVISORY CENTER

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Student Parent Advisory Center (SPAC):

The Student Parent Advisory Center is a special resource only offered at Sampoerna University, where interested students and parents can obtain objective and comprehensive information about education pathways and explore the program best suited for your academic and future success.

Members of the SPAC team are qualified academic advisors who will help you explore your education options in Indonesia and abroad. Interested parents and students can have an in-depth discussion about their education goals and receive focused and individualized support.

Learn more about the Student Parent Advisory Center or schedule a comprehensive and personalized consultation with a SPAC advisor today.

 

Planning for Success - Advising at Sampoerna University

Sampoerna University American College (SUAC) is committed to quality academic advising for all students. Advising serves a critical function for students. We support you in understanding academic expectations and will help you navigate academic curriculum, opportunities, and resources.

Each student at SUAC has an academic advisor who will provide guidance as you transition from high school to SUAC and will support you through graduation. Advisors ensure students are meeting the requirements of the general education curriculum, students’ chosen major, and will monitor your academic progress.

All students will create a degree plan that meets Sampoerna University American College’s education requirements and their educational and career objectives. The degree plans are a comprehensive list of the courses students must complete to satisfy their program requirements. Academic advisors will help develop and assess the educational degree plans created jointly between advisor and student.

To discuss options and craft your degree plan, you should consult your academic advisor in the Student Parent Advisory Center.

You are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the academic advising support provided on campus and to utilize the interactive online resources available to aid your academic success. We urge you to:

  • Meet with your advisor at least twice every semester
  • Regularly review your degree plan
  • Be aware of SUAC and SU policies and procedures by reading the Student Handbook and Undergraduate Catalog
  • Seek guidance from your advisor
  • Regularly check your Broward College and SU email accounts for important messages from the university and your advisor

 

Academic Advisors and Faculty Advisors

Each Sampoerna University student will be assigned an academic advisor who will help you pursue your educational goals throughout your university career. SUAC academic advisors provide academic guidance and support to all students. They will help you strategically choose classes, manage registration issues, understand your degree requirements, and stay on track to graduate on time.

Meet with your advisor at least twice a semester to discuss:

  • Your program of study
  • Curriculum requirements
  • Enrolling in and successfully completing essential classes for your program of study
  • Proper sequencing of courses
  • Any academic difficulties you may be experiencing

Faculty advisors (Deans and Lecturers) will also offer to mentor you as you progress through your studies. Faculty advisors:

  • Provide general guidance related to your field of interest
  • Advise you on trends in your field of study and recommend resources outside of the classroom
  • Share potential research opportunities
  • Can help you with additional instructional resources
  • Coach you on how to be a successful student
Remember, you should always check with your Academic Advisor in the Student Parent Advisory Center to ensure you are on track and registered for the right courses.

 

Current Students

Advising is a collaborative process between student and advisor that encourages the individual student to take charge of their university experience and make responsible academic decisions. Reviewing your degree plan is vital to this process and your academic success.

You are encouraged to meet with your assigned academic advisor to:

  • Seek the help of your advisor for curriculum and career planning
  • Register for classes
  • Change your major
  • Withdraw from a class
  • Drop a class
  • Study abroad
  • Transfer to another institution

To make the most of your academic advising sessions:

  • Be on time to meetings
  • Prepare for advising sessions and bring appropriate resources or materials
  • Follow through on actions identified during each advising session
  • Be aware of your academic standing at all times and seek help if your grades fall
  • Pay attention to the academic calendar so that you are aware of approaching deadlines,

Remember to make an appointment with your assigned advisor prior to registration.
You should also regularly perform a degree audit to make sure you are meeting your course and degree requirements.
If you have other questions you may set up an appointment with an advisor here.

 

Prospective Students and Parents

Sampoerna University is committed to providing all students with student-centered quality academic advising. Advising serves a critical function for students, from deciding whether to enroll in the university through graduation. The expert team of advisors at SUAC will help you understand your education options, whether that means obtaining a degree at Sampoerna University or exploring transfer opportunities abroad.

Students at SUAC will receive guidance from both academic advisors in the Student Parent Advisory Center and Faculty Advisors. Advising is central to connecting students to the university and preparing them for academic and future success.

 

How to see an advisor

Contact your academic advisor at SPAC who is assigned to you.

Remember: During peak advising periods your advisor will be very busy. There may be a delay in responding to email queries and you may not be able to schedule an appointment. Be proactive and meet with your advisor in advance of registration or any other university deadlines.

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Location

The Student Parent Advisory Center is located on the ground floor of the L’Avenue Building.
L’Avenue
Jalan Raya Pasar Minggu, Kav. 16
Pancoran, Jakarta 12780
 

Walk-in advising

Walk-in hours are:
Monday: 9:00 – 11:00
Tuesday: 9:00 – 11:30
Wednesday: 13:00 – 16:00
Thursday: 9:00 – 12:00
Friday: 9:00 – 11:00 & 13:00 – 16:00pm
 

Curriculum Resources & Tools

Undergraduate Bulletin / Course Catalogue
Program and Degree Requirements
Student Portal (when you click here, this should provide a link directly to the SU student portal and to the Broward MyBC portal login page)

Review the Undergraduate Bulletin for the most up-to-date information on courses that will be offered and to identify Sampoerna University American College’s curriculum requirements, including general education and major requirements. You will find all program and degree requirements in the Undergraduate Bulletin.

Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their academic advisor regularly as you plan what courses to take. Your advisor will help you monitor your degree progress.

Advising Checklist and Academic Worksheets

Important Dates

Click here to see the AY 17-18 Academic Calendar for all important dates.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

The FAQ below answer common questions but are not an exhaustive list of resources or solutions.

If you have advising-related questions and can't find answers here, we recommend that you ask an advisor.

If it is your first year at Sampoerna University, you should meet with your advisor at least twice a semester – both before classes begin and at the end of the semester. We recommend all students meet their academic advisor and faculty advisor at least twice a semester.
Remember, the Add/Drop period, after midterms, and the end of the semester are the busiest advising periods. Don’t wait until the last minute to schedule an appointment!
 

A degree plan is a clear outline of all undergraduate courses and the recommended sequence of courses a student must complete with a grade of C or better to fulfill the requirements of their major for graduation. It is created in partnership by the student and their academic advisor. Each degree plan is major specific and is an important tool when planning the classes a student will take.
In addition, an official degree plan is a very important tool when planning the classes you will take in your remaining semesters to ensure you are making progress toward your degree.
If a student changes their major, they must prepare a new degree plan with their academic advisor and have their advisor sign off on the changes. 

We want our students to be successful. Guiding students to select courses that they need in order to graduate helps students avoid taking “wasted” credits, saves money, and enables students to see their path to a bachelor’s degree.
 

Many of the General Education requirements are the same, regardless of one’s major. You can begin fulfilling these course requirements as you decide what major is right for you. We recommend reviewing major requirements and comparing degree plans to see which courses are most common across majors. If you are unsure how to begin, schedule an appointment with the Student Parent Advisory Center team.

Students who wish to transfer to a U.S. or other university after earning credit should speak to an academic advisor from the Student Parent Advisory Center, who will discuss your individual academic history and transfer options.