College of Arts and Sciences Academic Advising
Our Mission: The College of Arts & Sciences Office of Academic Advising promotes the holistic growth of students, with respect to their individual goals. Our integrated program works collaboratively with the University community in support of students' academic success. The Office of Academic Advising also maintains student records, provides essential academic information, and interprets academic policy for new freshmen, new transfers, and current students. Advising responsibilities include assisting students with transitional issues, curriculum planning, placement, registration, referrals, and implementing programs and activities to enhance retention.
The academic advising process is considered a very important aspect of a student's educational experience at Saint LouisUniversity.
The goals of the advising process are:
- To assist students in their understanding of academic requirements
- To nurture intellectual maturation and self-confidence
- To encourage students to take an active role in the advisement process
- To foster a positive working relationship between students, advisors, and faculty mentors.
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The Integrated Advising and Mentoring System provides the structure that supports students through their academic careers at Saint Louis University. All advising units actively support students through a variety of methods and have a shared goal to enhance students' academic careers at SLU and beyond.
The System is made up of six advising units representing the schools/colleges at SLU and four advising units representing special programs. Students are assigned to Academic Advisors and Faculty Mentors to assist with the decision-making process through their academic career.
The goals of the System are to:
- Connect students to their academic communities by assigning Faculty Mentors and Academic advisors to each student
- Facilitate an understanding of relevant academic policies and procedures
- Support each student in assessing and pursuing his/her educational and career goals