Academic advising provides you with the opportunity to build a relationship with your advisor in order to plan your educational career, foster the skills needed for academic success, and learn how to access the variety of resources and services available to you on campus.
Academic advising is a collaborative educational process in which you partner with your advisor to meet essential learning outcomes, ensure academic success and achieve personal, academic and career goals. This partnership requires the participation and involvement of both you and your advisor, as it is built over your entire educational experience at the University. Both you and your advisor have clear responsibilities for ensuring the advising partnership is successful.
Vision statement: To ensure that all students receive high quality, personalized academic advising such that all students feel valued and are able to accomplish their educational goals.
Mission statement: Academic advising at Salve Regina is an integral part of our teaching mission that provides students with foundational support to think clearly and make responsible choices about their academic program in order to reach educational, personal and career goals. Advisors will provide students with timely and accurate informational resources. Students, working with faculty advisors, will develop an academic and career plan and enhance their ability for sound decision-making and lifelong learning. Advisors will make referrals as needed to aid all students in their development as scholars and as individuals in service of harmony, justice and mercy.
Who is My Advisor?
Declared majors: Upon entering the University, all students are assigned to at least one advisor. If you have declared a major, you will be advised by a full-time faculty member from the major of your choosing. New students who indicate a preference for a specific major are assigned an advisor in their major who is trained to respond to the needs of first-year students.
Undeclared majors: Exploratory students are those who wish to explore various courses of study before deciding on a major. If you are an exploratory student, you will be assigned to the first-year academic adviser, who is trained to help you consider your options in order to choose a program of study that best fits your interests, skill set and goals. Once you declare your major, you will be reassigned to a faculty advisor from your major. Learn more about being an exploratory student.
You must declare your major by the time you complete 60 credits at Salve Regina. You may also change your major, add a second major and/or add or change a minor. You will need to meet with a faculty member from your new academic program before declaring a major or minor.