Academic Advising

All Wesleyan students are assigned an advisor who will provide assistance with course selection, major exploration and degree planning. First-year students have professional advisors who work in the Student Success Center.  They support students as part of the First Year Experience program.  Upon completion of the first year of college, students are assigned a faculty advisor who will assist them in their remaining years at Wesleyan.

Professional and faculty advisors assist students in clarifying their values, goals and interests as well as understanding the nature and purpose of higher education.  In addition, advisors help students understand the College’s general education requirements, prepare fall and spring term registrations, and assist students with fulfilling college requirements. The advising process involves planning an educational program consistent with the student’s interests and abilities while providing accurate information about educational options, requirements, policies and procedures.

Students can view who their advisor is on their course schedule.  It is recommended that students check in regularly with their advisor and make the most of the advising relationship.

You may ask… What kind of questions can my advisor help me answer?

  1. Why do I need an advisor?
  2. What are my degree requirements?
  3. How do I change my schedule if I want to drop or add a class?
  4. When do I declare a major?
  5. How do I monitor my academic progress?
  6. Where do I go if I need …?
  7. What is the procedure for repeating a course?
  8. How do I choose a major that’s a good fit for me?
  9. What is my Student ID number and do I need to know it?
  10. Do I have to take this class? 

For questions about advising, contact Taylor Stone, Director of Student Success at