Academic Advising

Academic advisers are available to help you understand academic requirements and to address your concerns. They can provide you with information and resources that will help you make decisions about your class schedule, course of study, and future opportunities.

First year advisers serve as the primary academic adviser for students during their first semester at Miami. First year advisers are full time and graduate student staff who live and work in the residence halls. First year commuter students are advised by the Commuter Center graduate adviser in the Commuter Center, located in room 100 of Shriver Center.

In addition to the first-year adviser, students in the School of Creative Arts and the School of Engineering and Applied Science are assigned a faculty adviser during their first year to further assist them with academic requirements.

In the spring semester of your first year, or when you transfer to Miami as an upper-class student, you will be assigned a faculty adviser in your major. For example, if you are a botany major, a faculty member in that department will be your adviser. If you change majors, your adviser will also change. Students who are undecided about their major will be advised by an academic adviser in the College of Arts and Science advising office.

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