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About Advising at DU

A student chats with her faculty adviser.

Advising support exists on multiple levels, with multiple avenues for consultation, however, the primary source for your academic career at DU is your Faculty Adviser, whether you are a first-year, transfer, or continuing student.

While advising resources abound, it is important to be an active participant in the advising process and take personal accountability for your academic experience.

First-Year Students

Your First-Year Seminar (FSEM) instructor, or Faculty Mentor, serves as your primary adviser for your first year at DU.

  • Even if you are admitted with enough credits to have sophomore standing, you are considered a first-time, first-year student and will receive advising through your Mentor.

  • The advising you receive from your Mentor is often supplemented by specific major advising through your department or, if you are a business student, through the Daniels College of Business Office of Undergraduate Programs, located in Margery Reed Hall.

Transfer and Continuing Students

If you have declared a Major and/or Minor, you receive advising from the Faculty Advisers in your Major or Minor departments.

If you have not declared a Major, Academic Advisers are available to assist you through registration and the selection of a Major (which you must declare after completing 75 credits).

  • If you are a business student, you should seek advising with the Daniels College of Business Office of Undergraduate Programs, located in Margery Reed Hall.
  • If you are not a business student, you should see an Academic Adviser in our office, located in Driscoll Center South, in the Center for Academic and Career Development, below the Bookstore.

Pre-Professional Advising

If you are interested in pursuing Law or a Health Professions school after graduation,
we have a pre-professional adviser that can assist you in the Center for Academic and
Career Development.

 

Other Ways We Can Assist You

Our office is staffed by full-time professionals with advanced degrees and offers assistance to students beyond basic degree planning and registration. For a more extensive list of how Academic Advising in the Center for Academic and Career Development can be of help to you, please see Additional Service.