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Advising 101

Because advising is a critical part of success at Virginia Tech, every student is assigned an academic advisor. The relationship between you and your advisor is one of shared responsibility. Though you are ultimately responsible for the choices you make in college, in order to make informed decisions you need the mentoring and advice of academic advisors and others in the University community. Your advisor is your primary resource regarding academic issues, opportunities, and programs.

Regular meetings with your advisor are important. You should maintain contact with your advisor throughout your academic career at Virginia Tech. These contacts should take place a minimum of one time each semester. Meeting with your advisor can occur through face-to-face meetings, phone or email contacts and/or by attending group advising sessions.

Visit the Student Academic Advising page to learn more about your next steps regarding academic advising.