Advising at GLA

The College of Global Liberal Arts has a comprehensive academic advising system. Working with academic advisors and relevant faculty members through this system, students will learn how to self-navigate the GLA curriculum.

Academic Advising

1st-year to 4th-year students

Academic Advising Center (AAC) advisors are available during drop-in office hours and by appointment. The AAC supports students in planning their program of study at GLA. If students have questions about credit requirements for graduation, registration in or withdrawal from courses, or any other concern, the AAC is their first point of contact.

AAC advisors also teach courses in GLA. Students may schedule an appointment with a different advisor if they would rather not be advised by their professor.

Welcome Advising

1st-year to 2nd-year students

Welcoming advisors are faculty members and are assigned to all 1st year students. You will meet with your welcoming advisor in the 3rd week of your 1st semester during their scheduled office hours. This meeting is casual but important, and intended to make sure that your classes have begun well and that your semester is on the right track.

Meeting with your welcoming advisor in your 2nd semester is not mandatory but highly encouraged.

Research Mentoring

4th-year students

A research mentor is a faculty member (or members) who will support and advise students in the writing of their final thesis. The research mentor(s) will be determined when students choose their final thesis topic.