Academic advising is an educational process intended to aid students in making decisions about their Carleton academic careers and lifelong career choices. Academic advisers coordinate course selection, discuss educational and career goals and encourage students to consider questions of personal growth. Advisers also aid in planning academic programs and in referring students to other campus services. Students are responsible for seeking out their advisers pursuing as they deem appropriate for their needs. Academic advisers can be an exceptional resource for students at all stages of their Carleton careers, but effective advising is possible only when students and advisers communicate openly and regularly.