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Academic Advising

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Advising FAQs

Who is my academic advisor?

  • At Wittenberg University your academic advisor is the faculty member who teaches your first-year seminar. In addition, the first-year seminar offers a team of advising support through a professional staff member and a peer mentor.

What kind of assistance do they offer?

  • Your academic advisor can assist you in exploring a major/minor, selecting courses, exploring an internship, study abroad and opportunities for involvement outside of the classroom. They can offer professional/vocational advice and function as a reference and/or write letters of recommendation.

Will my first-year seminar advisor be my advisor throughout my four years?

  • If you declare your major in the same department, you may stay with the same advisor, if however, you declare a major in a different department, you will be assigned a new advisor by the chair of your major department.

What if my advisor is not on campus this semester?

  • Your advisor or chair of the department should communicate who is your acting advisor for the semester/year.

How do I get in touch with my advisor or make an appointment?

  • Email is usually the best way to contact your faculty advisor. If you are aware of their office hours, that can also be a good time for quick questions, obtaining signatures, etc.

Can I change advisors?

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