Rutgers School of Business – Camden Academic Services Office

Address: 227 Penn St., Second Floor, Camden, NJ 08102
Phone: (856) 225-6216
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 9 am-4:30 pm (Some evening hours are available by appointment Tuesday &Thursday with at least 48 hours’ notice)

Contact our main office directly to schedule an appointment during these hours.

Students are responsible for keeping themselves informed of the policies, procedures, and changes announced in RSBC, Campus and University publications, mailings and emails to students.


What is Academic Advising?

Academic Advising is an educational process that, by intention and design, facilitates students’ understanding of the meaning and purpose of higher education and fosters their intellectual and personal development toward academic success and lifelong learning. Academic advising should be ongoing throughout your college career. It helps you clarify your personal, educational, and career goals, and to understand how your courses fit into your goals for the future.

The following values guide academic advising at Rutgers-Camden:

  • Student success
  • Mutual respect
  • Empathy
  • Open communication
  • Honesty and integrity
  • Personal and professional accountability
  • Relationship building

Advising Outcomes

Through engagement in the shared relationship that defines the academic advising partnership at Rutgers-Camden, students will demonstrate learning, engagement, and achievement in the following areas:

Personal Development

  • Embrace self-discovery
  • Understand strengths and values as they relate to their academic, career, and life goals
  • Become independent, self-directed learners with the ability to advocate effectively for themselves
  • Understand the importance and value of higher education to their futures
  • Embody responsible citizenship by respecting individual differences and broadening their perspectives
  • Set realistic goals consistent with their strengths, values, and interests

Educational Planning

  • Understand major, general education, degree, and graduation requirements
  • Become knowledgeable about and responsible for relevant university policies, procedures, expectations, and deadlines.
  • Develop a realistic educational plan
  • Explore connections between academic and career interests and examine ways to incorporate experiential learning opportunities into the educational plan

Campus and Community Resources

  • Learn to successfully navigate the Rutgers-Camden campus and its processes
  • Become familiar with and use campus and community resources in order to optimize their undergraduate experience

Relationship Building

  • Understand and respect the roles of advisor and advisee in the advising relationship
  • Be involved in campus and community activities as a way to build and sustain lasting personal and professional relationships
  • Actively connect with faculty, staff, and students in and outside the classroom

Experiential Learning and Opportunities

  • Apply what they are learning in the classroom through engagement in campus-based and community-based learning experiences
  • Explore and participate in opportunities to enrich understanding of diversity in a local and global context

Advisor-Advisee Expectations for Professional Advisors and Students

Academic advising is a two-way street. Your professional advisor has responsibilities to you, but you must also fulfill expectations.

You can expect your advisor to:

Your advisor expects you to:

  • Listen to your interests and concerns and respect your values and decisions
  •  Be courteous, welcoming, supportive, and respectful
  • Provide accurate, clear, and timely information about degree requirements, policies, procedures, and deadlines
  • Be knowledgeable about current campus resources, services, and opportunities and make appropriate referrals to support your success
  • Support you in exploring and defining your academic, career, and personal goals
  • Assist you in developing a holistic educational plan that incorporates degree requirements and is consistent with your interests, abilities, and goals
  • Work with you to monitor your success and progress toward meeting your educational plan
  • Offer advice on how to make the most of your educational experience, strengthen your learning, and develop skills to help you in the classroom and the workplace
  • Discuss your academic and career interests and experiential learning opportunities that support those and help you achieve your educational plan
  • Encourage you to build and maintain relationships with faculty and staff on campus
  • Empower you to be an active participant in your own education, make informed decisions, and develop short- and long-term goals
  • Be available to advise you through scheduled appointments, email, or other types of meetings
  • Maintain accurate advising records and protect confidentiality according to FERPA guidelines
  • Stay abreast of campus policies, procedures, and curriculum, as well as advising best practices
  • Schedule and attend advising appointment at least once per semester before advance registration
  • Be courteous, open, and respectful
  • Read and check your Rutgers email regularly
  • Come prepared and on-time to each advising appointment having reviewed your degree requirements, educational plan, and course options
  • Bring a list of questions to your advising appointment and ask questions of your advisor if you do not understand something being discussed
  • Take an active role in discussing your interests, skills, abilities, goals with your advisor
  • Be open to receiving feedback and advice
  • Work with your advisor to develop an educational plan consistent with your academic and career interests, abilities, and goals
  • Become knowledgeable about campus resources, policies, procedures, and deadlines
  • Explore your academic and career interests by seeking advice and information from individuals, offices, and experiential learning opportunities
  • Monitor your own learning, academic success, and progress toward degree completion each semester
  • Provide requested information and follow through on referrals
  • Seek assistance from your advisor as soon as possible in the event that you experience extenuating circumstances
  • Take responsibility for and ownership of your own educational plan