Your Advisors

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

A list of your advisors and your first appointments will be available in August.

Your Peer Advisor

Your peer advisor is a current Arts & Sciences student who will help you get settled and answer your questions about student life on campus. Your peer advisor will contact you in mid-June 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 will also be assigned to an advisor in the College's academic advising office based on the first letter of your last name. You may reach us this summer by emailing your questions to as_advising@cornell.edu