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Welcome, New Students!

 

Click here, https://advising.tulane.edu/advising/incoming, for our Incoming Students website which contains details that will be helpful to you as you begin to navigate your academic journey at Tulane. If you haven’t yet registered for a June CAST advising and registration appointment to complete your registration for the Fall 2021 semester, please review your emails from the Office of Admission which contain the scheduling link and additional details you can use to prepare for your appointment.

What is Advising?

Advising is a collaborative partnership that maximizes the individual potential of students by sharing information, tools, and resources that empower students to make informed decisions about creating appropriate academic and career plans to achieve their academic, career, and life goals.

 

All Newcomb-Tulane College Students are assigned an academic advisor each year. The NTC Advisor’s responsibilities are outlined below. NTC students also may utilize the pre-professional advising services if they are pursuing a pre-health or pre-law pathway. Finally, NTC students gain a major advisor when they declare a major, typically in the sophomore year. Major advisors are responsible for guiding students in their chosen major and NTC advisors are responsible for guiding students on areas pertaining to the core curriculum, NTC degree requirements, and NTC policies. You'll continue to work with both your major advisor and your NTC advisor to ensure you're making progress in your major as well as your Newcomb-Tulane College degree.

 

Advisor Responsibilities – What You Can Expect

As your advisor, you can expect me to:

  • Explain university policies, regulations, programs, and procedures
  • Meet with you at least once each semester during regular office hours
  • Advise you on the Newcomb-Tulane College core curriculum and assist you with overall degree planning (once you declare a major, you will also be assigned a faculty or major advisor)
  • Assist you with developing an academic plan for your undergraduate degree program
  • Introduce you to and teach you how to read your Degree Works degree audit
  • Listen to your concerns and refer you to the appropriate support services if needed
  • Discuss with you your academic performance and implications for your desired degree program
  • Help you explore your interests, abilities, and goals as they relate to your major(s)
  • Be knowledgeable about career opportunities and resources
  • Act as a mentor with a goal of helping you become independent and self-directed

 

Advisee Responsibilities - What Your Advisor Expects

As my advisee, I expect you to:

  • Know how to schedule an online advising appointment, and schedule at least one each semester
  • Contact your advisor to make arrangements if you can’t meet during regular hours
  • Cancel appointments that you are unable to attend
  • Draft a tentative schedule prior to registration
  • Come to your meeting prepared to make informed decisions:
  • Prepare a list of questions or concerns before each meeting
  • Be familiar with the requirements of your major(s), and schedule courses each semester in accordance with those requirements. If you have officially declared a major, this will require meeting with your faculty advisor as well
  • Know the pre-requisites of courses you are interested in or required to take, and discuss how they will affect the sequencing of your courses with your academic and your faculty advisor
  • Observe academic deadlines. Know when to register and when to drop or add classes. Set up appointments with your academic and your faculty advisor well in advance of these deadlines
  • Follow through on referrals and share the outcomes with your advisor
  • Keep your academic advisor informed about changes in your academic progress, course selection, and academic/career goals
  • Keep a personal record of your progress towards your degree – organize official academic records
  • Inform your advisor or the Newcomb-Tulane College Dean’s Office immediately whenever a serious problem (medical, financial, personal) disrupts your ability to attend classes or complete course work