First-Year Advising

First-year instructors teach First-Year Seminar (FYS) and serve as advisors to the students in their FYS courses. Even if you’ve chosen a major outside of your FYS instructor’s discipline, he or she can advise you about your major. You get to select your FYS course preferences when you register for Orientation, and the Office of Student Success places you in your FYS course.

Upperclassman and Transfer Student Advising

Each academic school or department provides advising services that facilitate students’ transition into the academic major and encourage a sense of community. The Advisor-Advisee meeting kicks off the advising and pre-registration period each semester. This group advising meeting is followed by mandatory individual advising appointments. An advisor signature is required for initial course registration as well as dropping and adding courses.