Advising FAQs

Below is a collection of frequently asked questions to help guide both students and advisers who are looking to explore the various academic and advising resources available to them. 

For Students

Who is in my advising network? Who are my advisers?

How do I select courses?

Where can I find more information about first-generation advising?

How do I determine which co-curricular opportunities are right for me? 

I am looking for help outside the classroom, what resources are available to me?

Who can I talk to for pre-career advising?

How do I start thinking about which concentration to declare?

How do I make sure I fulfill the requirements the college curriculum sets out for me? 


How do I explore the academic fields that I'm interested in?

How do I get in touch with someone if I have a question about an academic field?

For Advisers

What is the structure of first-year advising at Harvard?

How can I best support my advisees remotely?

What do I need to know about advising sophomores?

What resources are available to help guide my reflective conversations with my advisees?