At larger colleges there is a separation between Academic Advising and Counseling. Here at Kaua'i CC that person whom you will meet and work
with is one in the same. You may also seek out the advise of faculty in your chosen field to provide you with information about
your career choice.
The goal of Counseling in a college setting is to facilitate the process by which students choose appropriate courses
and programs of study in order to earn a degree or certificate, transfer to a 4-year university, and or complete a vocational program.
WHAT CAN YOUR COUNSELOR HELP YOU WITH?
- Information about admissions and academic policies
- Interpretation of placement test results
- Course selection and explanation of: prerequisites, sequencing, transfer, etc.
- Planning a program of study
- Career exploration and planning
- Personal concerns
WHAT ABOUT CONFIDENTIALITY?
Communication between you and your Counselor/Advisor is confidential. However, please be aware that counseling services can take place in an
open arena where others may be able to overhear your conversation. If it is important to you that your concerns not be overheard, please inform your
Counselor. Concerning academic records, we will use and protect your information in compliance with the Family Educational & Rights to Privacy Act (FERPA).
There are several exceptions to confidentiality which are listed below: