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Academic Advising

Academic advising is a process in which students engage with an academic advisor—usually an experienced faculty member from their major— to maximize their educational experience. One-on-one meetings are required at least once per semester, prior to course registration, but the intent is for these to be dynamic and ongoing relationships that empower students to reach their full academic potential. Topics to be discussed can include degree requirements, academic planning, career goals, educational enrichment opportunities, support services and course options. Most of all, academic advising is meant to help students explore their college careers in an organized, responsible and meaningful manner.