Academic Advising

Academic Advising

Each undergraduate and graduate student is assigned an academic advisor with whom the student is expected to meet with regularly.. The academic advisor, along with the Office of Academic Services, will serve as the student’s primary channel for academic advising and support, and career counseling. Students are expected to obtain approval from their academic advisor before registering for or dropping courses.

Additionally, each undergraduate student will be assigned a faculty member from the student’s major department to advise on arts-related issues. A reassignment of major advisor may occur due to changes in the faculty or upon request by the student. Major advisors are responsible for coordinating the preparation and evaluation of all senior projects and junior and senior recitals.

Meanwhile, each graduate student will be assigned a faculty member from the student’s graduate department to advise on arts-related issues. A reassignment of graduate advisor may occur due to changes in the faculty or upon request by the student. Graduate advisors are responsible for coordinating the preparation and evaluation of all graduate projects and graduation recitals.

Placement Testing

All placement testing at Fei Tian College is administered by the Office of Academic Services with assistance from the Office of Admissions and Records. The College offers incoming students placement testing for two general purposes: (1) to determine a student’s level of proficiency in a subject in order to place him or her into an appropriate level course; and (2) to determine what kind of remedial instruction, if any, a student may need in order to make the scheduled academic progress. Placement testing is not used to award academic credit.

Undergraduate placement testing is offered in the subjects of English, English as a Second Language (ESL), Chinese, and math. The English placement test is offered to determine whether a student is in need of remedial English instruction, while the ESL placement test is offered to place a student in the appropriate level course in ESL or remedial English. The math placement test is offered to students who are interested in taking calculus, to assess their readiness for the course.

Graduate placement testing may be administered in a variety of subjects to students during their period of initial enrollment at the College, upon the request of the academic advisor .