Your Academic Advisor


What does an academic advisor do?


Academic Advisor

Not sure who your academic advisor is?

Do you know who your advisor is, but haven't met him/her yet?

Schedule an appointment and introduce yourself. Download questions and discussion topics to take to your first appointment.

Frequent reasons why your assigned advisor might refer you to another advisor:

  • If you are planning to add an additional major (or changing your major) located in another college.

  • If you are planning to add a minor. Your assigned advisor may not be able to "just add a minor" to your record. Minors are developed and maintained across the university and often require official permission from those people across campus to declare. Search a list of available minors; if you do not see the one you are interested in listed, contact your assigned advisor.

  • If you are interested in a Study Abroad experience. Some college advisors can advise you on programs their college/school offers, but many will likely direct you to the official study abroad office serving students across campus.

  • If you are seeking an internship or are ready to begin your job search.Your assigned advisor may give you career-related information, but may also refer you to a career-advisor either within your college or to another office depending on what questions you have.

  • If you are interested in a pre-professional program, like Law, Medicine, or Education, your assigned advisor may be able to advise on your pre-professional interest, but may also refer you to another advisor for additional information (scroll to bottom of the page).