First Year Advising

Helping students navigate their first year of college

Welcome to First Year Advising

First Year Advising allows each first year student to be assigned to one advisor throughout their first year regardless of intended major. This allows students to have consistency through their first year if they decide to change intended majors or explore different options, while also having one advisor help them navigate AU as they transition to our campus. Their advisor will also teach their AUx1 Course and will have no more than 76 assigned students. This close-knit relationship allows their advisor to engage in personal mentorship that recognizes student’s individual needs. Plus, this ensures that students will see their advisor every week in the classroom during the Fall semester.

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New First-Year Students

Congrats on your acceptance to AU! The staff in First Year Advising is here to support you through the registration process for Fall and beyond. Please email us at fyadvising@american.edu and one of our first year advisors will respond. Also continue to use the New Student Checklist for additional items to review.

New Student Checklist

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