Information for Advisors

Pre-major advisors are assigned to students to support their transition to Tufts and to encourage intellectual curiosity. Advisors are available for conversations around and questions about academic interests but are not expected to know all the answers. Students report that their pre-major advisors are helpful in the following ways: friendly, accessible, knowledgeable, supportive, and provide connections to useful resources.

If you are a new pre-major advisor, we ask that you attend advisor training offered by the Office for Student Success and Advising. Advisor training sessions are held at the end of the spring semester and throughout the summer. We will contact you in advance of the trainings to sign up.

If you are a returning pre-major advisor, we hold refresher sessions in late spring semester and over the summer to answer questions, alert you to curriculum and policy changes, and to share resource information.

Questions about being a Pre-major Advisor? Please contact Rob Mack, Associate Dean for Student Success and Advising, or Joie Cummings, College Transition Advisor.