Undergraduate academic advising at Ohio State (Columbus campus) is provided by the colleges and/or the departments that offer the programs—the degree(s), the major(s), the minor(s)—a student is pursuing. Where a student should go, therefore, to seek academic advice will vary by student and by academic program; Columbus campus does not have a central academic advising office for students to seek advice. Even within a single program, a student may have multiple advisors, and a student with multiple programs could have four or more advisors. This distribution of responsibilities ensures that a student receives advice from someone who knows a program well, rather than “generically,” knows the “ins and outs” of requirements and the particularities of courses. Advisors have a significant role in student-success and often serve as a single point of contact in helping students navigate the university.

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