The mission of the advising program at NIC is to empower and educate students to clarify their academic interests, make informed decisions, and set and achieve goals for lifelong learning and professional success.
The NIC advising program is an intentional, collaborative, and inclusive process. With a holistic approach, faculty and professional advisors partner with students in meeting the essential learning outcomes, supporting academic success, and outlining the steps for achievement of the students' personal, academic, and career goals.
NIC has a decentralized advising model, with every degree-seeking student assigned at least one advisor. Professional advisors are located in Advising Services, TRiO, Veteran & Military Family Services, American Indian Student Support, and the Office for Advanced Opportunities (for high school students earning dual credit at NIC). Professional advisors are also located in career technical education. Full-time faculty are also assigned advisees (primarily students in their programs of expertise).
In addition, advising services are provided to students in the Silver Valley, Bonners Ferry, and Sandpoint outreach centers by a dedicated outreach/dual credit advisor. Together, the college's professional and faculty advisors support students pursuing the full range of GED, career and technical education, and academic/transfer programs offered by NIC.
Visit the Advising Services webpage for additional information about advising curriculum, student learning outcomes, advisor training and assessment.
An advisor is assigned to a student according to their program of study. To find out who your advisor is, log in to MyNIC, Self-Service, Student Planning, Plan & Schedule, Advising.