Advising

Advising

The primary purpose of academic advising at Lasell College is to support students in developing and achieving meaningful educational and life goals. The relationship between adviser and advisee is dynamic and based on trust and mutual respect.

Upon arrival, all students at Lasell College are assigned an academic adviser. First-year students' advisers are either faculty or staff members that advise students on academic issues, and support and guide students in their transition to college life at Lasell. 
If students are admitted to the college in a particular major, they will be assigned a faculty adviser from that major prior to their second year. If they are enrolled as undeclared they will be assigned a new faculty adviser once they have decided on a major (by second semester sophomore year).
All academic advisers work with students in selecting classes, arranging course schedules, and identifying resources to solve problems or meet specific needs.
Students meet with their advisers regularly during scheduled advising times and open times throughout the semester.
Advisers will refer students to the many support services offered at the college to help ensure academic success, including the center for academic achievement, registrar's office, financial aid, career Services, residential life, health services, and counseling center.

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 both in and out of the classroom so they may meet their full potential.