Each new student is assigned an academic advisor, a faculty member in the Department of Liberal Arts and Sciences, who can assist the student in academic matters during the program. Initial assignments are made by the Office of Academic Services.
During an undergraduate’s junior and senior years, and for all new graduate students, a faculty member of the student’s department will have the primary responsibility of advising the student on program-related matters. Changes in advisors will be freely granted upon application to the Director of Academic Services. Reassignments may also occur due to faculty leave or shifts in duties.
Advisors will receive copies of all official correspondence concerning each of their advisees’ academic standing. This helps advisors apply general knowledge of academic life to each particular case. To register for courses, students must first meet with their advisors to obtain approval.