Academic Advising and First Year Experience

Academic Advising

All students at Lasell College are assigned an academic advisor who assists with academic issues, guides them through their transition to college life at Lasell, and helps them prepare for the world after Lasell.  

Upon arrival, new students are assigned to a professional advisor according to their major. In the second year, if students have a declared major, they will be assigned a faculty advisor from that major's academic advising team in the summer prior to their second year. If they are enrolled as undeclared students, they will be assigned a new advisor in the summer prior to their second year or during their second year. Students meet with their advisors regularly during scheduled advising appointments and during open office hours throughout the semester.


Advising promotes active student participation and supports intellectual and personal development toward academic success.  

Undeclared Option

A specialized academic advisor works closely with students exploring major options, interests, and possible career paths before deciding on a major.

First Year Experience

The first year experience focuses on intellectual exploration, engagement, and social responsibility.


Lasell's Early Action Partnership for Student Success (LEAPS) enhances and coordinates the academic warning system to support academic advising