If you have a declared major and at least 30 credits (sophomore status), you are assigned to a faculty advisor in your major department. If you declare two or more majors, you will select the department you prefer for advising. If you have not declared a major, and have 30 or more credits, you will remain with your freshman advisor in University College.
In addition to your faculty advisor, you will have an Advising Resource Center, specialized on the basis of specific departments and programs. The Centers send a letter notifying you of the services of your Center, and general information that introduces you to upperclass advising. Your new advisor may also contact you, but you should count on taking responsibility yourself for contacting your advisor (and not at the last minute—most faculty advisors have a teaching schedule also).
Among other things, your faculty advisor will assist you in understanding major requirements, monitoring your academic progress, preparing long-range plans for the completion of degree requirements, and planning for graduate school and/or careers.
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