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Academic Advising at Peabody College

Academic advisors are faculty members within a department or program who are specifically knowledgeable about the requirements needed to fulfill that major or program.

Peabody students are assigned an academic major advisor the summer before they arrive for their first semester. Professional students may not be assigned to their advisor until the first couple weeks of class. The advisor helps in course selection, discusses the student future career and education goals, and serves as a mentor to the student.

Undergraduate students are required to meet with their academic advisor prior to registration for the fall and spring semesters. Advisors also are available during the semester to discuss a number of academic and career-related topics. Please reach out to your advisor directly to set up a time to connect.

Students are encouraged to actively engage with their faculty advisors in order to help establish a long-lasting advising relationship that provides them with relevant guidance and takes advantage of the faculty member's expertise. The advisor need not be merely an administrator who signs forms and releases the advisor hold. The advising relationship is a partnership that requires the collaboration and understanding of both parties. While advisors are expected to field student questions, point students to campus resources, and accurately guide students along their academic career, students are expected to communicate with their advisors clearly and often, respect their advisors' (often busy) schedule, and understand and follow all academic policies.

This webpage contains various tools, FAQs, and tips you may find help in order to advise (faculty) and be advised (students).

See the toolbar to the right for information geared toward advisors and students (if you're on mobile, the toolbar will be at the bottom of the page).

Couldn't find what you were looking for? Feel free to reach out to the Peabody Office of Academic Services -