May 18, 2024  
2024-2025 Academic Catalog 
2024-2025 Academic Catalog

The Department of Academic Advising

The Academic Advising Department at Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design plays a vital role throughout each student’s academic journey. Our team is committed to student success, striving to provide comprehensive and individualized advising services to support students as they work to achieve their academic and professional goals.

Academic Advisors assist students in understanding degree requirements, program sequencing, college policies and procedures, and important deadlines. They also provide guidance and resources as they advise students in making informed decisions regarding their program choices and elective options.

The Academic Advising Department fosters a collaborative and student-centered environment, working closely with other departments to ensure a seamless and cohesive experience for students.


The Academic Advising Department at Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design is to inspire and encourage students to pursue their academic and professional goals through relationship building and collaboration.


Guided by RMCAD’s Values, The Academic Advising Department’s Mission is to provide students with accurate and timely information to help facilitate a collaborative environment through interdepartmental communication to assist students in reaching their educational goals while building lasting connections and relationships. This interdepartmental framework is for the benefit of not only the student but for the university-wide structure to emphasize a student-centric effort throughout a student’s entire time at RMCAD. 

Academic Advising Structure:

Following admission to RMCAD, each student will be assigned an Academic Advisor based on program major and modality. The Academic Advisors will provide a centralized location and structure to work with all students in a variety of ways regarding their degree programs, including but not limited to: 

  • Understanding of the overall degree plan
  • Requirements of their major
  • Course sequencing
  • Pre-, post-, and co-requisites of courses 

As well as offering guidance and advice in the following areas: 

  • Attendance-related concerns 
  • Policy questions
  • Appeal forms 
  • Change of enrollment 
  • Institutional Requirements 
  • Referrals for academic support, personal mental health counseling, and learning tutors 

Where Can I Find My Academic Advisor?

Academic Advising at RMCAD is available in a variety of different avenues. The team works in a collaborative effort meaning that no matter what advisor a student interacts with, they’ll be able to get the resources and answers to their questions, regardless of programmatic assignment. Campus-based students can find an advisor in the Palette on the 1st Floor of the Texas Building in Lakewood, Colorado, or can connect with their advisor via phone call, email,  Zoom, or Google Meet. Online students can communicate with an advisor via phone call, email, Zoom, or Google Meet. Students can find their assigned Academic Advisor in the RMCAD Student Portal.

For complete information, students should review policies and information in the following sections and work with an Academic Advisor when there are questions or concerns: 


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