Academic Guidance


Whittier College's advising model is faculty-based with its foundation in the educational partnership between the student and the advisor. The primary goal for the advisee is to learn the meaning and value of a liberal arts education and develop meaningful educational, career, and life plans.

What students derive from four years of study at Whittier College depends in large measure on careful planning. CAAS can help students:

  • Explore majors and academic interests
  • Navigate and understand academic policies
  • Develop a learning plan to improve academic performance
  • Learn to utilize and read their Degree Works

Additionally, the Center for Advising and Academic Success (CAAS) hosts a number of workshops and events each semester to provide students – especially first-year students - with assistance in major exploration and educational and career planning.

To request an appointment with a CAAS Advisor, please call 562.907.4816, email, or visit the CAAS office located on the ground floor of the library.