Academic Advising at Cornell College

We take great pride in the academic advising offered at Cornell College. Our graduating seniors often praise the relationships they have built with faculty members as advisors and feel confident in the guidance they have received.  Advising is a team effort between students, faculty advisors and the advising office.

Faculty Advisors

Cornell College uses a faculty advisor model.  Each incoming student is assigned a faculty member as their advisor. The Coordinator of Academic Advising reviews each student's file and new student advising survey and matches the student with an appropriate advisor.  All of our advisors are trained to be developmental advisors for incoming students interested in any major.  New students meet their advisor during orientation--usually on their second day on campus.  Additional mandatory meetings occur during the orientation interval and in each of the first three semesters - until the student declares their major and is assigned an advisor in their major field.

The faculty advisor works closely with the student to answer questions, help plan an academic path and consider career objectives.   Faculty advisors are assigned and trained by the Coordinator of Academic Support and Advising.  You can learn more about our advising here. 

Academic Support and Advising Office

The mission of the Academic Support and Advising Office is to support Cornell students in their overall goal of graduation.  Specifically, our office assists students in understanding graduation requirements and reaching graduation in four years, thinking about their goals for life after college, and working responsibly with their academic advisor.   We focus on the student as a whole--their adjustment to college, their social interactions, their strengths and weaknesses academically.  We want you to feel you belong here at Cornell and that you can achieve your academic and career goals.   

In summary, this office: 

  • assigns and changes advisors
  • offers assistance with declaring a major, including thinking about possible careers
  • teaches study, time management or executive functioning skills
  • hires and supervises tutors and assigns FREE tutors to any student who requests one
  • provides academic counseling to students who are struggling with their college academic life (example: test taking anxiety)
  • provides general academic advising and course change advice when a faculty advisor not available
  • maintains the records and accommodation lists for students with disabilities

This office is a good "first stop" for any Cornell student who is not achieving their goals academically--I'll refer you to the appropriate office after we talk.

To contact the office, click here.