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Rules & Procedures - Advisors

Learn more about the Academic Rules & Procedures at Rose‑Hulman.


Freshmen are assigned an advisor at Freshman Registration. Faculty Advisors to the freshman class are volunteer members of the faculty who, in additionto the usual responsibilities of course registration, also meet informally with their advisees throughout the academic year to discuss items of mutual interest or concern. The intent of the freshman advising program is to help students with the critical adjustment necessary for college success.

  • Transfer Students are assigned an advisor in their chosen major field at the time their credits are evaluated. See Transfer Student.
  • Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors are assigned to an advisor by the Head of their major department.

The advisor's role

Each student must have a course schedule approved by that student's advisor before registration each term and may make no changes in it without the advisor's approval. Mid-Term Reports for each student are made available to the advisor, which provides an opportunity to discuss any problems the student may be having.

Changing advisors

A student who wishes to be assigned a different advisor should consult the Department Head. A student who changes majors will be assigned a new advisor. See Changing Curriculum.

Related services

Rose-Hulman's Counseling Services, located in the Office of the Dean of Students, offers help to students with personal or academic problems.

Questions: Contact the Dean of Students.

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