As an Oberlin student, you will have a robust advising network to support you. An academic advisor will help you navigate academic requirements and plan an educational program consonant with your interests and goals. He or she will help you develop meaningful educational plans and goals, make the most of your educational choices, reflect on and synthesize your Oberlin experiences, and grow intellectually, artistically, and personally.
Before you register for class each semester, you will meet with your advisor to ensure that your courses, projects, and related assignments are consistent with your major and goals. As an incoming student, we will assign you an advisor based on your academic interests. You may change your advisor at any time, and will select a new advisor in your major department when you declare a major.
A wealth of other resources are also available to help you to define and achieve educational, career, and personal goals, including but not limited to career advising from Career Services, and non-academic advising provided through the Division of Student Life in the Office of the Dean of Students.
Learn more about Advising.