Goals of pre-major advising
The aim of Pre-Major Advising is to facilitate a productive advising relationship between faculty and students who are in their first and second years and have not yet declared a major. Entering students are assigned academic advisors from the faculty who will help guide students in electing courses for the first and second years.
The nature of the advice students need changes dramatically over the four years of college. The advising system is therefore decentralized by design and consists of a host of different resources and people that students will access at different points during their academic careers. Faculty advisors are an important component of every student’s advising network, but students also have access to many other types of advisors and advising resources. Students are responsible for taking the initiative to seek the advice they need from other people and resources on campus.