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Academic Advising

An Academic Advisor advising a student

Academic Advising cultivates collaborative relationships to guide students through their development within an inclusive environment, educating and empowering them to make informed decisions for success.

Supporting Your Goals

Your academic advisor will work closely with you to help you achieve the goals you set for your career at Drexel and beyond. To meet your goals, your relationship with your advisor will center on three primary outcomes.

Growth as a Responsible Student

Your advisor is dedicated to developing you as a mature, autonomous thinker and decision-maker. Your advisor will work with you to help you self-advocate and understand the importance of being:

  • Organized, managing course deadlines and learning expectations.
  • Self-directed, taking responsibility for your own learning.
  • Future-focused, seeking out and embracing challenge and understanding the importance of your own effort to achieve desired results.
  • Resilient, quickly recovering and learning from setbacks.
  • Able to seek help proactively from peers, teaching assistants, faculty, and other University resources.

Understand the Opportunity Drexel Affords You

With over 80 majors, just as many minors, and tons of co-curricular opportunities, your advisor will help you figure out which opportunities are best for you and how to fit them into your undergraduate career.

  • Undergraduate Minors – Drexel offers a plethora of minors to support and expand your educational experience and better meet your goals.
  • International Opportunities – Students at Drexel have a wide array of opportunity to experience life abroad; your advisor will be crucial in helping you participate.
  • Steinbright Career Development Center (SCDC) – The Steinbright Career Development Center not only works with you as you participate in the co-op experience, but also provides support for career development and co-op placement. It's never too early to start planning for life after college.

Know the University Expectations

Doing well in college requires that you are registered in courses for which you have the necessary background knowledge, use the support resources that are available to you, and develop an achievable degree plan. You can find more information about the University expectations that should be discussed with your advisor at Drexel Central Advising.

Contact Your Advisor

You will hear from your advisor over the summer and will have an opportunity to meet your advisor during Welcome Week. To get in contact with your advisor before you arrive on campus in September, visit Academic Advising.