About Advising

What’s the purpose of advising?

Quite simply, advising can help you get what you want out of your college experience.

Good advising will help you:

  • identify what you want to study
  • understand the relationship between your studies and your broader career and life goals
  • find meaningful opportunities to pursue
  • overcome obstacles and recover from setbacks
  • learn how to seek out and process information and become a better problem solver

You should meet with your academic advisor at least once a semester.

“Good advising may be the single most underestimated characteristic of a successful college experience.”

– Richard J. Light, Carl H. Pforzheimer, Jr. Professor of Teaching and Learning and Chair of the Harvard Assessment Seminars