Why Should I Get Advising?

STUDENT OUTCOMES for Academic Advising (what will I learn?)

Academic Advisors

New and current students who plan to earn a degree or certificate at Kodiak College should seek academic advising.   Academic advising is critical to make sure you understand your program requirements and college policies and have a plan to complete your program.

Barbara Brown, Academic Counselor, can assist you with academic planning and deciding what program you would like to pursue.  She also provides advising for students admitted to the Associate of Arts, General Program and intake advising for the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing program through UAA.  Please contact Barbara Brown at 907-486-1211 or bebrown@alaska.edu.

Advising Contacts

Disability Support Services

How to Get Good Advising

Student Guide to Getting Good Advising

Placement Tests

Many students will need to take a placement test before they can register for academic courses.  

Attention eLearners!

Students who are taking eLearning (formerly known as distance delivered) courses for the first time are strongly encouraged to take the Smarter Measure to help them decide if they are ready for this type of course delivery.  The Smarter Measure is free and measures life factors, personal attributes, learning styles, reading skills, technical knowledge, technical competency and typing skills.  Advising after the assessment is available. 

Take the SMARTER MEASURE (am I ready for eLearning?)

 Student Coaching

Student Coaches are available to all Kodiak College students.  Learn more about this program designed to connect you with someone on campus who can answer your questions about college.

STUDENT COACHING (who can help me succeed?)


The mission of Academic Advising at Kodiak College is to support student success by:

  • Recognizing the need for higher education that is personal and consistent with the values of each learner;
  • Providing an on-going, collaborative, nurturing, process in which students and educators develop trusting relationships and authentic connections;
  • Empowering learners by intentionally providing occasions to develop decision-making skills.