University Undergraduate Advising Services
Auburn University strives to provide clear and supportive academic advising to all undergraduates throughout their academic career. In addition, Auburn provides ongoing assessment of the quality of academic advising and provides professional development opportunities throughout the year to ensure that the university’s academic advisors are fully equipped to meet our students’ needs. Auburn advisors frequently receive regional and national awards from NACADA, the professional academic advising association, for the outstanding quality of their work. Students are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the advising services listed below.
College Advising Centers and Information
Every college and school on the campus of Auburn University provides students with academic advising designed to guide students through their academic curricula. Specific information about college-based advising services may be found on the Academic Advising web page.
Exploratory Advising Center
The Exploratory Advising Center provides intensive academic advising and career counseling to incoming freshmen who are still in the process of determining the college or school in which they wish to major. Exploratory students will meet frequently with their advisor and career counselor, will be enrolled in an exploratory first year seminar structured to help them learn about the range of options Auburn provides, and will participate in activities designed to help them find the right major for them. The Exploratory (EXPL) program is open only to first-time freshmen, and by the end of the student’s second semester at Auburn, he or she will need to select a college or school in which to continue their students. The EXPL program does not replace the undeclared options provided by the Colleges of Engineering, Liberal Arts, or Sciences and Mathematics. The center also assists upperclassmen who are experiencing difficulty sustaining minimum academic standards for a specific major, identifying a major or career path, or simply adjusting to college life. The staff of the Center is available to provide students with assistance in developing a personalized academic success plan. The Exploratory Advising Center is located in 101 Mary Martin Hall and is open from 7:45 am to 4:45 pm. Additional information may be obtained by calling (334) 844-7277 or visiting the Exploratory Advising Center website.