Find support and guidance as you define your academic goals and plans. In Princeton’s advising community model, you have several kinds of advisers. They collaborate to help with everything from planning your courses to managing inevitable periods of stress. If you are uncertain about which adviser to consult, simply ask your assistant dean for studies. Before You Arrive The opportunity to connect with your advising network begins before you arrive on campus. During the summer before your first year at Princeton, you will be assigned a team of advisers who will help you prepare for your first academic experiences on campus and guide your progress once you arrive. Faculty advisers: Your first resource for academic advising, they help you manage course selection and curricular planning. Residential college deans (juniors and seniors) and assistant dean for studies (first-years and sophomores): Your deans work together, along with your assistant dean for student life, to support your academic trajectory across all four years of your undergraduate career. Peer academic advisers: Your PAA, a junior or senior affiliated with your zee group and with a group of sophomore mentees, will share insight on adjusting to Princeton’s academic expectations and answer any questions you may have. At Princeton Once you arrive at Princeton, your community of advisers continues to grow, supporting you each step of the way. First-Year and Sophomore Advising During these first two years, faculty advisers handle much of your pre-major advising; residential college deans and assistant deans for studies are there to advise on more complicated situations or plans. When you declare your major, you will be assigned a departmental adviser who has detailed insight into specific opportunities and expectations. Junior and Senior-Year Advising When you declare your major, your primary advising contact shifts to your academic department. Departmental advisers and directors of undergraduate studies have the specific knowledge needed to guide you. That does not mean the end of relationships with your residential college advising staff, who remain available to you throughout all four years. Useful Information Advice for New Students Take advantage of advising resources before and after you arrive at Princeton. Begin planning now Academic Advising in Your Residential College Get help from your residential college dean and assistant dean for studies. Consult with your deans Faculty Advisers Create or adjust your course schedule and make academic plans. Work with your faculty adviser Additional Resources Your Path to Princeton Connect to a range of resources focused on learning and living at Princeton. Orientation Get to know Princeton, your residential college, other new students, and much more. B.S.E. Interactors Connect with peer mentors in the B.S.E. program for academic advice and support. Peer Academic Advisers (PAAs) and A.B. Faculty Advisers Find a current list of A.B. faculty advisers and PAAs by college. The Writing Center Sign up for free, one-on-one conferences about writing at any stage in the process, including independent projects. McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning Find tips for mastering independent projects and breaking large projects down into manageable pieces.