Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas is committed to ensuring academic success and personal student development by providing resources, support and assistance to students through the creation of individualized success plans which include the clarification of personal goals and discovering the best means of achieving those goals.  Additionally, the advisement function at PCCUA initiates the process of career and self-exploration with trained advisors who provide general information and expertise in their fields.

Students are generally assigned to advisors on the basis of their academic major. Students who express a high degree of uncertainty about career goals and their choice of majors will be assigned to the professional advisor on each campus. Once undecided students have become more definite about their career plans, they are reassigned to an appropriate advisor in their major.