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Welcome to First Year Advising Teaching, advising, and supporting students in their first year of college

First Year Advising is a team of professional academic advisors from a variety of diverse backgrounds. We use teaching, advising, and advocacy to empower new students to pursue their continued development in college.

Our team provides holistic 1:1 academic advising for first-year students, emphasizing student learning and engagement both inside and outside of the classroom. Advisors also teach their advisees in a weekly AU Experience 1 course in the fall. This allows students to have consistency through their first semester and offers opportunities to connect with their advisor in class.

Registration Support

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Eagle Service 101 Resource

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Provides information on the Student Planner feature in Eagle Service

  • Understand how to search for classes and add them to your planner

  • Viewing the "Section Details" screen to find information on pre-requisites, restrictions, & more

  • Registering for courses and more.

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University Catalog

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The University Catalog is published each year (over the summer) and includes:

  • Academic Programs (major, minor, certificate requirements)

  • Academic Calendars (add/drop deadline, withdrawal deadline, etc.)

  • University Regulations and Policies

Frequently Asked Questions

Registration Resources

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To assist in your registration, you will have access to

  • Suggested courses for your intended major

  • A course planning checklist that will guide you through the course planning process including items to reflect on, items to prepare for, and items to plan.