Academic Advisement

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We are here to support our students' academic success. Therefore, every student at Rutgers University–Newark is assigned an academic advisor in their college upon enrollment. A student's academic support network begins with their academic advisor who help their students stay on top of their academics, get helpful academic advice and remain on a smooth path to graduation.

What is Academic Advisement? 

Academic Advising is an opportunity to exchange information designed to help students reach their educational and career goals. Academic advisors can assist in this process by helping the student understand options, determine resources and, when necessary, identify alternatives. Ultimately, it is the responsibility of the student to make decisions about their life goals by creating a plan to reach those goals. While students are urged to keep parents informed of plans and progress, the advising relationship uniquely is between the academic advisor and the student.

What are some roles of academic advisors? 

Academic advisors can assist students with:

  • Advice on course registration, core curriculum, majors, and/or minors
  • Discuss academic progress 
  • Planning a reasonable graduation date
  • Review any questions about academic policy and processes 

How can students make an appointment with their academic advisors?

Anytime a student needs help, they can make an appointment with their advisor or check for their drop-in hours. The easiest way to do this is to use the Navigate-Student app.

Download Navigate-Student App

Navigate-Student is the Rutgers-Newark app for student success! It will help you stay organized, remind you of important dates and deadlines, and connect you to your student success team of advisors and other staff members.

Learn more and download here

What are the different undergraduate advising offices? 

Do students have only one advisor? 

To ensure your student's success, students have additional advisors at the university. These include:

  • Advisors from your student's major academic program 
  • Advisors from your student's minor academic program 
  • Advisors from specialized programs:  For example, students who participate in programs like the Educational Opportunity Fund, the Honors Living Learning Community, or the Honors College, will have access to advisors in those programs.
  • Financial Aid counselors 
  • Registrar representatives 
  • Student Accounting representatives