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Advising and Support

Our mission at the Weinberg College Advising Office is to support all students as they define and pursue their unique academic paths within the arts and sciences. We help students expand their intellectual range through critical inquiry and self-discovery inside and outside the classroom. By developing long-term advising relationships, we mentor students through all phases of their academic careers. 

If you are a faculty member with an advising concern, please contact the Assistant Dean for Academic Advising, consult the information on the Weinberg Faculty website, or the Action Guide for Faculty and Advisers

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Our advising system

The system, coordinated through the Office of Undergraduate Studies and Advising (OUSA), features three categories of advisers who work together to provide guidance to students.


First-Year Adviser

In Fall Quarter of your first year, your first-year seminar instructor will be your primary adviser.

More on First-Year advising

Weinberg College Adviser

In Winter Quarter of your first year, you will be assigned a Weinberg College Adviser, who will work with you until graduation.

More on College advising

Departmental Adviser

Department and program advisers help select classes and assist with major/minor requirements.

More on department advising
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Other Campus Advisers

You can also meet with advisers from other schools, the Health Professions Advising office, and others.
More on other advisers
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