Academic Advising and First Year Experience
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. Academic advising is a teaching and learning process that engages advisor and student in an ongoing relationship focused on helping the student connect higher education with educational, career and life goals. Advising promotes active student participation and supports intellectual and personal development toward academic success. Advisors often identify additional resources available to students to help solve problems or meet specific needs. These resources may include the Center for Academic Achievement, Registrar's Office, Financial Aid, Career Services, Residential Life, the Health and Counseling Center, and the Center for Spiritual Life. The advantage of attending a small institution is the personalized approach provided. There is a network of faculty and staff ready to work with students to help them meet their full potential.
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.