New college students face a unique transition, and even Cornell’s talented students benefit from a little extra support. That’s why Cornell offers a host of student services to guide and enhance your college experience. Here’s some of what you’ll find available:

First-year Program

Through an intentional set of first-year courses and other academic experiences, the First-year Program introduces incoming students to college-level, liberal arts coursework.

Academic Support and Advising

A hallmark of the Cornell experience is the close relationship that develops between professors and students, both in academic settings and through our advising program. As a first-year student you are assigned an individual faculty advisor, then as a sophomore you can choose an advisor in your area of academic interest. Our Office of Academic Support and Advising coordinates the advising program and also provides support for improving your study skills, finding a tutor, arranging accommodations for documented disabilities, and addressing concerns about academic progress.

Pre-professional Mentoring

If you have a pre-professional interest in business, law, medicine, or similar areas, you may receive additional advising and mentorship from the following programs and offices:

The Center for Teaching and Learning

The Center for Teaching and Learning, housed in Cole Library, brings together consulting librarians, audiovisual services, the Writing Studio, the Academic Technology Studio, and Quantitative Reasoning Studio to support students‘ development of information literacy and critical thinking in collaboration with faculty.

Counseling Services

The college is committed to the education and development of all students. To that end, our Counseling Center offers a range of services and supports to help all students excel in and out of the classroom.

Berry Career Institute

The Berry Career Institute will help you explore careers, find a meaningful internship, land your first full-time job, or apply to graduate school. The office also coordinates a range of workshops, professional and graduate school visits, alumni visitors, and off-campus events to help students explore and prepare for various careers or graduate programs.