Academic Advising

Dear New Student,

Welcome to Cornell!  We are working hard to prepare an outstanding collegiate experience for you and your peers. I’d like to tell you about the role academic advising will play in your college career. 

Academic advising serves as an essential component of the teaching philosophy at Cornell.  It is the foundation for successful learning and a full and well-rounded education. The relationship you establish with your advisor is important. Advisors foster reflection as a means to helping students make choices about their education. They help students ponder critical questions, assist in the development of sound academic goals, provide accurate information, and encourage students to take full advantage of the resources and opportunities available to them.

For many new college students, the relationship with an academic advisor is likely to be very different from academic relationships they have had in the past. The relationship is based on trust, support, and encouragement. At its heart, however, the relationship recognizes that students have the  primary responsibility for their education.


Frequently asked Questions about Academic Advising


Kate Fashimpaur, Coordinator of Academic Advising
First Floor Old Sem
Cornell College
Phone:  (319) 895-4382