Healthcare Leadership (BA): Advising overview

Once admitted to the Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Leadership program, students receive an admissions packet that includes important information. A personalized and detailed program plan is provided at HCL Orientation. Consult your academic advisor if you have questions or need to change your program plan. To make an advising appointment, call 253.692.4470 or click on the button below.

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Admissions Advising

During the admissions process, advisors in the Office of Admissions review transcripts and determine if additional coursework is necessary for admission. They also help match a prospective student's interests to an appropriate program of study, assist in navigating the application process, and provide useful information about campus resources such as financial aid.

Academic Advising

Students should meet with the academic advisor quarterly. The academic advisor provides assistance with:

  • New student orientation
  • Information about completing admission deficiencies
  • Academic planning and course selection
  • Registering for classes
  • Clarifying major requirements
  • Planning and tracking progress in your major
  • Completing the paperwork necessary for graduation
  • Referrals to other resources (counseling, faculty, etc.)

Faculty Advising

  • Mentoring during coursework and independent studies
  • Information about educational and professional career choices
  • Assistance with problem solving when factors affect academic progress in the program
  • Referrals to campus or community resources
  • Assistance in linking the HCL degree and future goals, including:
    • Pathways to careers
    • Graduate study