All students at Lasell University are assigned an academic advisor who assists with academic issues, guides them through their transition to university life, and helps them prepare for the world after Lasell. Academic advising is a teaching and learning process that engages advisor and student in an ongoing relationship focused on helping the student connect higher education with educational, career, and life goals. Advising promotes active student participation and supports intellectual and personal development toward academic success. Advisors often identify additional resources available to students to help solve problems or meet specific needs. These resources may include the Academic Achievement Center, Registrar's Office, Financial Aid, Center for Career Readiness, Residential Life, Health Services, or the Counseling Center. An advantage of attending a small institution is the personalized approach provided, with a network of faculty and staff ready to work with students to help them meet their full potential.
Upon arrival, new students are assigned to a professional advisor according to their major. In the second year, if students have a declared major, they will be assigned a faculty advisor from that major's academic advising team in the summer prior to their second year. If students are enrolled as undeclared majors, they will be assigned a new advisor in the summer prior to their second year if they are declared at that time. If they are not declared by the end of the first year, they will remain with the same professional advisor and be reassigned during their second year once the major is declared. Students meet with their advisors regularly during scheduled advising appointments and during open office hours throughout the semester.
Learn more about Academic Advising at https://www.lasell.edu/academics/academic-support/academic-advising.html