A student success advisor is assigned to each student upon admission to American Sentinel. These advisors provide information about academic programs, help students make informed decisions and refer students to appropriate resources. Students are encouraged to consult their student success advisor any time, whether they experience academic difficulty or personal issues or are considering withdrawing from the university. The student success advisor will also be notified by the deans and faculty members when a student appears to be experiencing academic difficulty as evidenced by substandard performance in a course. The student success advisor will invite the student for a conference to determine the cause of the difficulty and to create a viable plan to improve the student’s performance. This plan may include academic and counseling assistance. The student is ultimately responsible for seeking adequate academic advice, meeting degree requirements and attending courses to ensure progress toward the degree.