Welcome to the College of Arts & Sciences
First Year Advising Experience!

All incoming first-year CAS Students will be assigned a First-Year Academic Advisor.  This advisor may be from your major’s academic department or  a professional advisor through College of Arts & Sciences Advising.  You will be contacted by this advisor to initiate your registration with the College during your first summer or semester with us, and they will also be assigned in your Student Link.

First Year Academic Advisors help students learn to make the most of their college years, not merely by completing requirements toward a degree but also by growing intellectually and developing all aspects of their identity.  These First Year Advisors serve a critical role in the transition and success of first year students. The advising relationship first-year students have with this advisor is a key factor in the College’s ability to help students persist to the sophomore year. 

Your First Year Academic Advisor is one of three parts to your First-Year Experience (FYE). As a first-year student you also have access to FY 101 and FY 102 courses, and intentional first-year programs:

CAS FY 101 and CAS FY 102 are first-year seminar courses that provides the opportunity to explore issues relevant to new students at Boston University: