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First-Year Academic Advising

Transylvania is committed to providing thoughtful counsel as part of its dedication to excellence in undergraduate education. Academic advisors can be resources for students as they begin to clarify their life goals, and they can help promote reasonable educational choices relative to those goals.

A first-year student's professor in the First Engagements seminar during August term serves as the student's first academic advisor at Transylvania. One of his or her goals is to help students become familiar with the curriculum and with what liberal education means at Transylvania.

During August term, students will complete preregistration for fall term courses after consulting with their professor and their August term scholar. They will also be assigned their actual first-year advisors. Roughly half the students will keep their First Engagements professor as their advisor, while the other half will begin to work with a different faculty advisor. Together the student's First Engagements professor and first-year advisor will support the early transition to academic life on campus.

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