Academic Advising

To support you throughout your course of study, we offer a three-pronged comprehensive approach to student advising—faculty advisors, academic advisors and peer advisors.

Faculty Advisors

Your faculty advisor is an instructor or professor in the School of Education and often a professor in your program or department. He/she is available to assist you with academic decision-making and planning, provide support, and help you connect with campus resources. Faculty advisors maintain posted office hours and are available to meet with students on a regular basis. If your faculty advisor will not be available for a period of time, he or she with arrange to have another faculty advisor to assist you.

Peer Advisors

These are upper-division School of Education students who serve as a resource for incoming first-year students, beginning in the summer prior to arriving on campus and lasting throughout the freshman year. Your peer advisor is usually enrolled in your academic program of study, and many times hails from a similar geographic area as you. These ‘seasoned’ veterans of the School of Education are well trained to answer your questions about academic and social life within Syracuse University and have first-hand experience of what it is like to enter into the School of Education community for the first time. If you would like be a School of Education Peer Advisor, please email

Academic Advisors

The Office of Academic and Student Services has two academic advisors who can assist you with your academic and personal needs. To keep yourself well-informed about your progress, please maintain contact with them at least once a year. Their role is to help you navigate:

  • Course registration
  • School of Education programs
  • Syracuse University and School of Education policies, rules and regulations
  • Transferring in or out of your current program
  • Procedures regarding grades
  • Transfer credits
  • Requirements for graduation
  • Keeping track of your academic goals, records, reviewing your credits, and certifying you for graduation
  • Guiding and connecting you to resources to help you with personal issues that come up while you're on campus, including family, relationships, health, homesickness, adjustment to college life, and general stress.