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Undergraduate Advising

First-Year & Sophomore Advising

The University of Rochester’s undergraduate advising program is a collaborative partnership among faculty and staff. The program’s goal is to assist undergraduates as they make the transition from high school to college and as they craft choices about their academic and personal plans.

Undergraduate advisors and students work together to create a positive environment to support the exploration of ideas and interests, including:

  • How to develop educational and career goals
  • Where to find appropriate College resources and information about program and degree requirements
  • How to learn about and negotiate the College environment, its policies and procedures
  • How to develop good decision-making skills as educational plans are formulated, assessed, and re-assessed during the first two years
  • How to make appropriate course selections
  • How to declare a major by the end of the sophomore year