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Advising Handbook

Undergraduate Advisors

Undergraduate advisors are assigned to students when they enter the College. For students in the School of Arts and Sciences, advisors sign off on all academic decisions made by students through the end of the sophomore year unless students are already accepted into a major.

Advisors in the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences also sign off on their students’ academic decisions, and will remain with their students as long as the student is in the advisor’s department.

Advisors work with students to help:

  • Explore goals
  • Discover courses, programs, co-curricular activities, and support services
  • Make appropriate referrals

During their sophomore year, students develop and declare their majors, and the advisor mantle passes to the student’s major department. Students are encouraged to contact academic departments at any time if they have questions related to requirements for majors or minors, even if they have not officially declared.