Academic Advising

Advising and mentoring to help you thrive

You’ll meet many people at the School of Liberal Arts who will help you reach your goals. As an undergraduate here, you can always find guidance from three people in particular:

Your academic advisor

Every student is assigned an academic advisor. Your advisor is an expert at navigating the IUPUI academic experience, and uses that expertise to help you succeed as a School of Liberal Arts student.

Starting at orientation, your advisor will help you:

  • Create an academic plan that’s tailored to your goals, and update it as your goals change
  • Register for classes and manage your course load
  • Drop and add classes
  • Meet your degree requirements
  • Tap into IUPUI resources and support
  • Understand academic policies and procedures
  • Explore career options
  • Prepare for graduation

You should meet with your advisor at least once per semester. Our student portal page about advising has information about all our advisors.

Your faculty mentor

You’re also assigned a faculty mentor in your major. Your mentor will help you:

  • Get answers about the curriculum and specific classes
  • Choose courses related to your interests
  • Find hands-on learning opportunities like internships
  • Explore career and graduate school options, and plan your career path
  • Learn what it’s like to be a professional in your chosen field
  • Make connections with people in your field

Current students, you can see who your faculty mentor is in the Student Center at One.IU.

See our faculty directory

Use your degree map, Academic Advisement Report, and other academic tools

Undergraduate students, use your degree map to see a sample path to complete your degree on time. Your Academic Advisement Report helps you keep track of your degree requirements, too. Check out more academic tools from IUPUI Academic and Career Development.