Advising for First-Year Students

Welcome! We look forward to working with you as you embark on this journey. Transitioning from high school to college can mean big changes, but the advising center is here to make that transition easier for you. Academic advising is critical to your success, and to that end, we place great emphasis on the advising process.

PLEASE NOTE: All students must submit documentation of their COVID-19 vaccination, or receive approval of an exemption, PRIOR TO ENROLLING IN ANY COURSES. Please visit this website for more information on how to submit your documentation or seek an exemption.

In the Dietrich School, the advising process is collaborative. In order to make your advising experience as meaningful and rewarding as possible, you must play an active role.  If you have completed the Academics Module of the online orientation and scheduled your appointment, be sure that you are prepared for the initial meeting with your advisor. 

Cassie Berkey

“Every advisor is a resource for new students, answering any questions they confidently know the answers to, and referring students to other professionals who can answer the questions advisors may not be as sure on. I encourage every student to cultivate an open and honest relationship with their advisor.”

—Cassie Berkey (Neuroscience)