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Academic Advisor III

Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA

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Student Affairs, Academic Advising
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Four-Year Institution
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The College of Arts and Sciences Office of Graduate Services is dedicated to attracting a diverse and talented pool of graduate students and providing support services that promote the retention, progression and professional development of these students. The unit is seeking a full-time Academic Advisor III to join our team of eight academic advisors charged with all administrative duties related to graduate student admissions and advisement for assigned programs.  This particular position is assigned to support the graduate programs of the Department of Chemistry and the Department of Geosciences. 

The scope of responsibility for this position will include the following: 

Coordinate the application review process for graduate programs in Chemistry and Geosciences in collaboration with graduate program directors and department faculty admissions committees.  

Provide guidance to prospective graduate students in Chemistry and Geosciences on choosing and completing a graduate program or concentration. Participate in and lead recruitment events, information sessions, and orientations for prospective and new graduate students.  

Advise current graduate students in Chemistry and Geosciences about academic course and non-course program requirements. Troubleshoot student issues related to registration, transfer credits, and course authorizations. 

Enter, evaluate, and audit graduate student progression data for assigned populations in the Student Information System (Banner) and in DegreeWorks to ensure students are progressing through their academic programs in a timely manner and to certify completion of course and non-course requirements for graduation. 

Serve as primary point of contact to graduate directors, faculty advisors, department staff and current graduate students in Chemistry and Geosciences regarding college and university-level requirements, policies and procedures from admission to graduation.  

Coordinate communications to graduate students regarding departmental and college regulations as it relates to program requirements and the graduation process and coordinate mandatory advisement sessions.  

Other duties as assigned.










Bachelor's degree and five years of related experience; or a combination of education and related experience.

College/Business Unit
12/12/21, 11:59:00 PM

College/Business Unit: College of Arts & Sciences
Location: Atlanta Campus
Job Posting: 01/11/22, 1:31:27 PM


Founded in 1913 in Atlanta, Georgia State University is the second-largest and one of four research institutions in the University System of Georgia. The University serves one-fourth of the graduate students in the university system; it is within a one-hour commute of more than one-third of the state’s population. Approximately 80 percent of all Georgia State alumni live and work in Georgia.georgia_state_university1.jpg

Georgia State’s main campus is located on 34 acres in downtown Atlanta. University centers in Alpharetta, Brookhaven, Buckhead and Henry County offer students convenient suburban locations for graduate courses in business and education.

More than 50,000 students annually attend Georgia State University. While 90 percent of the students are from Georgia, students also come from all 50 states and 160 countries. More than 1,400 international students attend Georgia State and graduate students comprise 31 percent of the student population.

georgia_state_university2.jpgThe University offers more than 52 degree programs in more than 250 fields of study – from public policy and African-American studies to biology and health sciences. Degrees are offered at the bachelor’s, master’s, specialist and doctoral levels through six units: the College of Arts and Sciences, J. Mack Robinson College of Business, College of Education, College of Health and Human Sciences, College of Law and Andrew Young School of Policy Studies. In addition to the numerous degree programs, Georgia State offers full- and part-time programs and day, evening and weekend classes.

Students have many choices in extracurricular activities including more than 22 fraternities and sororities; and some 250 chartered student groups, including 60 degree-related student groups, seven religious, 24 law-oriented and 22 multicultural/international groups; and 10 honor societies. There is also an active student government association which includes the student senate and the judicial board.

The Georgia State Panthers are members of the Colonial Athletic Association and compete in 16 NCAA Division I intercollegiate men’s and women’s sports, including basketball, baseball, softball, golf, tennis, track and volleyball. The university announced in April 2008 that is will begin Division I-AA football in 2010.

The university’s innovative Touch the Earth program brings outdoor recreation ranging from backpacking, rock climbing, sailing, kayaking, rafting and water-skiing to out-of-state snow-skiing and snorkeling trips. And WRAS, Georgia State’s popular 100,000-watt radio voice, is the most powerful student-run radio station in the United States.


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