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Academic advising is an essential component of a Bentley University education. The university is committed to providing individual assistance to students throughout their degree programs. To this end, students have an excellent array of resources at their disposal.
- All first year students are assigned a Faculty Academic Advisor for their first year. In concert with the First Year Seminar instructor and student facilitator, this team will help students become acclimated to all aspects of Bentley life.
- After the first year, students are no longer assigned a specific Academic Advisor. Instead, students are invited to receive advising from the professional advising staff in the Office of Academic Services’ Undergraduate Academic Advising Center. Our highly trained Advisors can assist students with a wide array of personal and academic concerns. Though not limited to this list, Advisors help students:
- Identify academic, personal, and professional goals
- Create a long range plan of study
- Investigate majors, LSMs, minors, and other academic programs of interest
- Plan for course registration
- Explore education abroad academic planning
- Address academic difficulties and review strategies for enhancing academic success
Cognizant of the fact that faculty play an important role in shaping a student’s academic experience, faculty are available to act as mentors. This rewarding relationship is a great way for students to get to know Bentley’s distinguished faculty scholars. The faculty mentoring program allows Bentley students to use professors as exploratory and advisory resources in their major. The faculty’s expertise within their chosen fields allows students to benefit from their knowledge of career options, course options, and research opportunities. Learn more about the Faculty Mentor Program here.