Every student in Arts & Sciences is assigned an academic advisor who works with you during the four years you are at Washington University in St. Louis. Four-year advisors come from many roles within the University community but share a common interest in and dedication to the individual academic journeys of each of their advisees. All advisors receive training and participate in routine workshops to stay up to date on policies, campus resources, and opportunities. You'll meet with your four-year advisor at least twice a year throughout your college career, as your advisor's role includes helping you with the semester-by-semester details of course selection. The relationship extends beyond that, however, as advisors work with you to define your academic and post-graduate goals and structure an academic program to meet them.
When you declare a major (usually in the sophomore year), you are assigned a faculty advisor in your major department. You meet with your major advisor and continue to meet with your four-year academic advisor every semester before registration.
Dean of the Day within the The College of Arts & Sciences offers our students access to a dean without an appointment. The students have the opportunity to sit down and ask specific or general questions as needed. The Dean of the Day is in the College Office in Cupples II, Suite 104. A Dean will be available for walk-in meetings with students Monday - Friday from 9:00am - 5:00pm, with the exception of Wednesdays from 1:00 - 3:30pm.
We know that you want a great education to lead to a rewarding career. Specialized advising helps you prepare for graduate school, law school, medical school or other health professional programs. Join email list, attend events, and see a pre-professional advisor in person to explore your options and prepare for a competitive application process when the time comes.