Welcome new students! We’re happy you’ve chosen CU Boulder, and academic advisors across campus are excited to begin working with you as you embark on this educational journey. We cannot wait to learn more about you and where you will go from here.
What is First-Year Academic Advising?
Academic advisors who work with first-time students in their first year offer specialized support for the transition from high school to college. First-year academic advisors will guide you through the processes and decisions you will encounter as a student. We will be there to help you explore your major, enroll for classes, connect to campus resources and organizations, and find your way as you get to know the University.
As academic advisors, our goal is to help you create and achieve your educational, career and life goals. We are your go-to people, not only as you start this journey but straight through to the day you step across the stage as a graduate, helping you to finish strong.
Meeting with your first-year academic advisor may look different from when you met with your high school guidance counselor. Academic advising is more than just offering course information, though we also do that. It involves getting to know you, including your interests and unique motivations as a student. By learning about you holistically, we can help you develop your educational goals, explore all options, and personalize your academic experience.
Before it is time to enroll, we’ll help you create your first-semester schedule. We encourage students to meet with their academic advisors every semester beyond that. This helps us get to know you better and discuss the direction of your education.
Use the timeline and resources below to learn how advising works and what you can expect from your time with an academic advisor. We look forward to meeting with you!