Northwestern University
Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences
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Advising and Academic Resources

Students in Weinberg College can make use of many advising resources throughout their years at Northwestern. These include people you can meet with and documents you can read--both printed and online. One important resource is the Undergraduate Studies section of the Weinberg College website. You can find more information through the Northwestern and Weinberg College homepages.

There are different types of advising specific to Weinberg College, centering around the Office of Undergraduate Studies and Advising (OUSA):

  • In your first year, your freshman adviser will be your primary source of advising; you will meet every quarter with your freshman adviser to discuss your schedule, plans, and goals, as well as any questions you may have.
  • Then, in your sophomore year, you will be assigned a WCAS College Adviser who will be your adviser until you graduate. You will work one-on-one with this person to sort through academic decisions and goals, future plans, and any issues or problems that arise.
  • Beyond these primary advisers, there are major advisers in all departments and programs, faculty members who help students sort through requirements, find interesting classes, and follow their academic interests.

Other advising resources across campus also provide advice and counseling for students. All other schools at the university have academic advisers with whom you may meet. Northwestern also has pre-professional advisers who specialize in helping pre-med and pre-law students, as well as advisers who work with athletes. Other sources of  advice and counseling include  CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services), Career Services, the Women's Center, and the Multicultural Center, just to name a few. Together, these resources are at your disposal to help you make the most of your time here. There are also many other academic resources available to you.

Email is also an important advising resource. You can email questions to advisers and to your instructors. In addition, you may receive information by email from your instructors, your advisers, the Registrar's office, and others within the university. Be sure to check your email in a timely fashion so that you don't miss any important information.

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