First-Year Advising

Helping students navigate their first year of college

Welcome

Welcome to the First Year Advising page. Here, you’ll be able to get information pertaining to your needs as a first year student. This includes a snapshot of your academic journey in your first year, links to many resources, and information about how we advise first year students.

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! Your First-Year Advisor will be reaching out to you in Mid-May. Until then, please review the New Student Checklist for steps you can take now in anticipation of your arrival in the Fall. If you have questions, you can reach out fyadvising@american.edu.

New Student Checklist

Contact Us:
FYadvising@american.edu
202-885-7000