• Academic Advising

    Academic Advising seeks to empower students to make effective educational choices based on their multidimensional and diverse lives and vocational goals. We help students foster self-advocacy and decision-making skills and identify resources and opportunities to support their success. We also support faculty advisors in addressing students' needs.

    Academic Advising can answer questions and help students feel comfortable making decisions regarding course selection, Hamline curriculum (the Hamline Plan), major selection, educational and career goals, graduation, and other academic topics. We provide students the opportunity to take their education into their own hands and are available as resources to guide them along the way.

    Who is my advisor?

    Locate your advisor's name in Piperline, under the Student Services tab.

    • New first years: are assigned to their First-Year seminar instructor and continue working with that advisor until they formally declare a major.
    • New transfers: are assigned to a faculty advisor in their major. Undecided transfers are assigned to an advisor in Academic Advising or Academic Success.
    • Continuing students: choose an advisor in their major at the time they formally declare a major.

    Advising appointments 

    • Welcome to all students for any academic discussions
    • Require prep time to provide accurate and relevant information. Same day appointments are reserved for students who wish to set up a leave of absence, withdraw from Hamline or other extenuating circumstances
    • Continuing students must meet with their assigned advisor during Advising Weeks to discuss their overall academic and registration plans and receive their alternate registration PIN prior to registration eligibility each semester.

    Walk-in Advising 

    • For quick questions (less than 10 minutes) that do not require file prep
    • Examples: how to choose a major advisor, where to find the Add/Drop/Withdraw form, how to register for an ACTC course
    • Hours vary from one semester to another, and are subject to advisor availability during scheduled hours.  

     

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