Through a strong faculty advising system, the college assists students in making informed curricular and career decisions. This advising system begins with the Freshman Mentoring Program. All first-time, full-time freshmen are assigned a faculty mentor who is also the teacher of the required COL 101/COL 102 Freshman Seminar. Students meet weekly with their mentor to discuss a wide range of topics intended to provide extended orientation to the college, self-analysis, career exploration, academic planning, and personal development.
Students are eligible to apply for a faculty advisor in their chosen major at the beginning of their sophomore year. This advisor will work with the student to plan the remainder of their course of study, to assist the student in finalizing career plans, to explore graduate school options if appropriate, and in general to oversee the student's progress toward degree completion.