Academic Advising

Advising is a collaborative partnership that maximizes the individual potential of students by sharing information, tools, and resources that empower students to make informed decisions about creating appropriate academic and career plans to achieve their academic, career, and life goals.

Advising Services

  • Course selection
  • Academic planning
  • Monitor degree requirements and academic progress
  • Pre-professional planning and preparation
  • Monitor and expedite professional school application process
  • Major, minor, interdisciplinary and specialized study options
  • Changing major or school
  • Liaise with faculty advisors and academic departments
  • Transfer credit review and approval assistance
  • Off-campus and non-traditional course credit review
  • Withdrawal and leave of absence

Shared Success:

Working with Your Advisor

The Tulane Academic Advising Center is here to help you make the best choices when it comes to your major and degree decisions.

We can’t do it alone. The level of your participation is directly related to our shared success. Work with us to help you make the right choices. Your academic advisor is your primary resource for advice on academic issues, course selection and requirements. Both of us must fulfill our responsibilities in order to be successful.

Together, we can achieve your goals.

Advisor Responsibilities – What You Can Expect

As your advisor, you can expect me to:

  1. Explain university policies, regulations, programs, and procedures
  2. Meet with you at least once each semester during regular office  hours
  3. Advise you on the Newcomb-Tulane College core curriculum and assist you with overall degree planning (once you declare a major, you will also be assigned a faculty advisor)
  4. Assist you with developing an academic plan for your undergraduate degree program
  5. Introduce you to and teach you how to read your degree audit
  6. Listen to your concerns and refer you to the appropriate support services if needed
  7. Discuss with you your academic performance and implications for your desired degree program
  8. Help you explore your interests, abilities, and goals as they relate to your major(s)
  9. Be knowledgeable about career opportunities and the university’s Career Centers
  10. Act as a mentor with a goal of helping you become independent and self-directed

Advisee Responsibilities – What Your Advisor Expects

As my advisee, I expect you to:

  1. Know how to schedule an online advising appointment, and schedule at least one each semester
  2. Contact your advisor to make arrangements if you can’t meet during regular hours
  3. Cancel appointments that you are unable to attend
  4. Draft a tentative schedule prior to registration
  5. Come to your meeting prepared to make informed decisions:
    • Prepare a list of questions or concerns before each meeting 
    • Be familiar with the requirements of your major(s), and schedule courses each semester in accordance with those requirements. If you have officially declared a major, this will require meeting with your faculty advisor as well
    • Know the pre-requisites of  courses you are interested in or required to take, and discuss how they will affect the sequencing of your courses with your advisor and your faculty advisor
  6. Observe academic deadlines.  Know when to register and when to drop or add classes.  Set up appointments with your advisor and your faculty advisor well in advance of these deadlines 
  7. Follow through on referrals and share the outcomes with your advisor
  8. Keep your advisor informed about changes in your academic progress, course selection, and academic/career goals
  9. Keep a personal record of your progress towards your degree – organize official academic records
  10. Inform your advisor or the Dean’s Office immediately whenever a serious problem (medical, financial, personal) disrupts your ability to attend classes or complete course work

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