Academic Programs



First-Year Academic Advising

Transylvania is committed to providing thoughtful counsel as part of its dedication to excellence in undergraduate education. Academic advisors can be resources for students as they begin to clarify their life goals, and they can help promote reasonable educational choices relative to those goals.

A first-year student's professor in the First Engagements seminar during August term serves as the student's first academic advisor at Transylvania. One of his or her goals is to help students become familiar with the curriculum and with what liberal education means at Transylvania.

During August Term, students will complete preregistration for fall term courses after consulting with the professor and their August term scholar. During the fall and winter terms the advisor and August term scholar will continue to support the early transition to academic life on campus by meeting with advisees regularly in both group and individual sessions and by overseeing students’ participation in a series of six required events including:

  • The opening convocation
  • A presentation on Transylvania’s study abroad opportunities
  • An orientation to the library

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