The goal of academic advising at Harvard is to help students transition to college academics, prepare to declare a concentration, and delve deeply into their chosen field of study.

 Starting in freshman year, advisors help students immerse themselves in the intellectual life of the university, develop plans of study that best cohere with their evolving interests, and take full advantage of the many intellectual enrichment opportunities that Harvard offers.

 Academic advisers are an essential part of students’ advising networks in the College. The Advising Programs Office supports students and their advisers in forming lasting and effective mentoring relationships.