All new TU students (both first-time freshmen as well as transfer students) will be assigned a Compass advisor (see Sec. 10.17.) prior to matriculation. The Compass advisor is responsible for both curricular and co-curricular advising. Each Compass advisor will work closely with their students to ensure the transition to Oglethorpe goes smoothly. These Compass advisors will assist students with registering for classes and will monitor students’ academic progress, suggest high impact practices, and connect students with the proper support programs and offices to allow for a successful transition to Oglethorpe. The dean of student success can also serve in this role for students at any time. At the end of a student’s first year, they will be transitioned to an advisor in their intended field of study. This new, disciplinary advisor will continue the work begun by the Compass advisor, but with the student now assuming more of the responsibility for their own academic and co-curricular progress. The advisor is still there to assist whenever needed. Students who declare multiple majors will be assigned multiple such advisors, one in each of the student’s intended fields of study. For example, a student who chooses to double major will receive two major advisors, one in each disciplinary home. Students with more than one advisor should meet with and receive approval from each of their advisors before registering for courses each semester.
Advisor information is listed on a student’s record in multiple places in OASIS. Students should always work with their primary advisor first for any academic needs, questions, or concerns.