Advising

Advising is a fundamental component of student learning in college and is at the core of the Saint Joseph’s University mission. In the College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) and the School of Health Studies and Education (SHSE), faculty advisors serve as the student’s primary resource for advising.  The Advising Support Center (ASC) staff provides additional support. Faculty advisors and the Advising Support Center collaborate to help students make informed decisions about their education and to empower them to be responsible and independent learners. Although ultimately it is the student’s responsibility for making decisions and planning his/her education, faculty advisors and the Advising Support Center are available to guide students at every step of the process.

Your Faculty Advisor

Each student who has declared a major will be assigned a faculty advisor from the department or program in which s/he is majoring.  Each undeclared student will be assigned to a faculty advisor who may or may not share specific academic interests with the student, but who is prepared to help each student explore options and make decisions about a major.  First Year Students are required to meet with their faculty advisor two times each semester to review mid-term grades and to complete pre-registration advising.  Sophomores, juniors, and seniors are required to meet with their advisor once each semester for pre-registration advising for the following semester.

Do you know your advisor’s name, email, and office location?
To look up your faculty advisor’s name, log onto the Nest.  Click on:

  • Registration
  • Find Your Academic Advisor
  • Select current term to pull up information

You can find email and office location information through the SJU Directory.

If you have difficulty identifying the name of your faculty advisor, please contact the Advising Support Center for Assistance.