Academic advising is a crucial element of undergraduate student success.
The Lesley University Undergraduate Advising Center was developed to support the student in their undergraduate experience. Academic advising is an interactive process by which students are assisted in the clarification and selection of artistic, educational, career and personal goals.
The Center, with locations in Boston and Cambridge, provides students with resources to effectively transition to college and navigate the college environment, locate information about the academic and co-curriculum, and understand the breadth and depth of intellectual and professional opportunities available through the University. The Cambridge location focuses on first year and pre-major advising.
The professional academic advising team engages in direct advising for course selection and the dissemination of information about the University's Passport to Learning; one-on-one advocacy to identify and refer students to resources including access for students with disabilities; health-related services based on need; and the Center for Academic Achievement where tutoring, testing accommodations and other course-related academic support systems are available.
The Lesley University Undergraduate Academic Advising Center Serves students and faculty through synergies developed among the advising initiatives of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the College of Art and Design, and the Center for the Adult Learner, each with its individual advising model to serve the unique needs of students. Characterized by intrusive advising and the promotion of self-advocacy, the Academic Advising Center provides outreach and proactive initiatives to support students in their transition to college and, in particular, their acclimation to Lesley University as a place to discover, learn and grow. Our professional academic advising team is committed to empowering students to take ownership of their academic, career, and personal aspirations by assisting them in the development of intentional and strategic educational plans that align with their long-term goals.
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