Academic Advising

A hallmark of the Cornell experience is the close relationship that develops between professors and students. You will meet your first faculty advisor during New Student Orientation. Then in the winter of your sophomore year, you will have a chance to choose your final primary advisor in your major. This may or may not be the original advisor you were assigned. There is also a chance you will have a secondary advisor if you have a second major or a minor. 

The relationship between advisor and advisee takes commitment on both sides. Learn more about your relationship with your official advisor and see resources that might be helpful to you on the Resources for Students section the advisors' website.

You will also make connections with many other mentors who will come to know you as an individual and guide your path to becoming a life-long learner. If you have a pre-professional interest in business, law, medicine, or similar areas, you’ll receive additional advising and mentorship from the following programs and offices: