Academic advising consists of an ongoing conversation between advisor and student. It centers on the discussion of academic matters, career plans, professional goals, internship possibilities, additional educational opportunities, and other related topics. In this conversation, the advisor serves as a guide and mentor, drawing upon other campus resources for assistance with this responsibility. One important aspect of this conversation is the planning of an academic program and the keeping of accurate records of the student’s progress towards completion of that program.
Students are strongly encouraged to meet with an academic advisor in their chosen college or school prior to registration for the next academic term. In some colleges, schools and departments, such meetings are required. Contact information for the academic advisors in each college or school may be found through the Academic Advising page, which also provides additional information and links to resources that may help students derive the most benefit from their academic advising experience at Auburn University.