So often advisors ask students “What is your educational goal?” Yes, we do use educationese. It is a small subset of people that can actually speak this language. Let me translate that question for you.
What the advisor is really asking you is this:
What are you trying to accomplish here at PVCC? Some follow-up questions may be….
What is your major?
Do you plan to get a bachelors degree? If yes, what school to you plan to transfer to in order to get your bachelors degree.
Declaring your major and transfer institution is important because we have partnerships with colleges and universities that really simplify the process. Some of them require you to go to the other university (i.e. MAPP) and others like NAU@PVCC and coming in January UofA@PVCC let you complete your with NAU and the University of Arizona right here on the PVCC campus.
You have options. Many options to choose from in completing your bachelors degree. Most of these options come with benefits if you complete your associates degree first. Some of them even require it.
We hear pretty regularly from students that “I am just getting my generals.” Typically that statement to us means that you really are not sure of the process. We are really good at translating educationese for you.
My plug to you is this…. Finish your associates degree THEN transfer. Having that degree will open doors, open scholarships, save money and shorten the time you spend at the University.
Say it with me… I WILL GRADUATE!
We will help you get there.