First Year Guide: Academic Advising

Upon admission, you will be assigned a professional academic advisor who will work with you from admission through graduation. Advisors serve as students’ first point of contact for questions, concerns, ideas, and issues. Your advisor can help with many aspects of your undergraduate career, including…

  • Engagement opportunities, e.g., undergraduate research, leadership, service learning, student organizations
  • Progressing to upper-division or full-major status
  • Internship information and process
  • International and domestic study away advising
  • Referrals to other University resources and services
  • Selecting a minor or second major
  • Changes in your academic status, e.g., reduced credit load, leave of absence
  • Petition process
  • Academic probation advising and registration hold releases
  • Change of major and undeclared student advising
  • Preparation for graduation

Advising Information

Meet Your Advisor

Advising Appointments and Advising Responsibilities

Your Student Record and Data Privacy

Required First-Year Advising Appointment

As a new student in the College of Design, you are required to meet with your advisor during your first year in the college. Your advisor will provide you with information on this during orientation.