Academic Advising Mesa
Academic advising at Westminster begins during the summer prior to the student's first year. Students are typically advised by the faculty member who teaches their Westminster Seminar course, and they have this same advisor until they declare a major, at which point they are assigned to a full-time faculty member in the department of the major.
Academic advisors assist students in course scheduling and planning and in determining co-curricular experiences that match the student's interests and career goals. They help students learn to chart their own development in areas of academics, social life, professional goals, ethics, and wellness. They will help students plan enriching experiences to enhance their major, such as study abroad, internships, service-learning, independent research, and leadership opportunities. Students should understand that their advisors are concerned about their total development, and available to discuss students’ progress at any time.