Your Advisors

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Every new first-year student in the College of Arts & Sciences is assigned to three advisors: a student peer advisor, a faculty advisor, and an advising dean.

A list of your advisors and your first appointments are available here.

Your Student Peer Advisor

Your student peer advisor is an Arts & Sciences student who will help you get settled and answer your questions about student life on campus. Your student peer advisor will contact you in late October and serve as a resource for you as you adjust to college life. 

Your Faculty Advisor

Your faculty advisor is an Arts & Sciences faculty member, though not necessarily in the discipline in which you currently intend to major. Your faculty advisor's main role is to advise you on academic matters until you are ready to declare a major; once you do so you will be re-assigned to a new faculty advisor in your major field of study. The initial in-person advising meeting with your faculty advisor - which is mandatory - will, for most students, take place the day before classes start. 

Your Advising Dean

You are also assigned to an advisor in the College's academic advising office based on the first letter of your last name. You may check the name of your advising dean by following the link at the top of this page. You may also reach us by emailing your questions to as_advising@cornell.edu