Students enrolled in a Arts and Sciences BA/BS degree program have three members on their Advising Team: a Pre-Major/Major Advisor, a Senior Academic Advisor, and an Advising Dean. Each member of your team plays a different role in your advising process at Tufts.
Faculty or parents/guardians with academic concerns about students should contact the student’s Advising Dean directly.
Pre-Major/Major Advisors can help all students with:
- Course planning
- Academic guidance
- Finding campus resources
New Arts and Sciences BA/BS students are assigned a Pre-Major Advisor prior to matriculation. Pre-Major Advisors meet students during Orientation and provide ongoing support until students declare a major. When a major is declared, students also select a Major Advisor, who must be full-time faculty from the declared department or program. Arts and Sciences students must declare a major and secure a Major Advisor by March 1st of their sophomore year. If you don't know your Advisor, log in to SIS and look under "Academics" on your homepage. You'll find their name and a link to email them directly.
Senior Academic Advisors
Your Senior Academic Advisor is the first point of contact for first-year and sophomore students who have technical questions about requirements or who want to discuss broader issues of transitioning to college. Faculty or parents/guardians with academic concerns about students should contact the student’s Advising Dean directly, not the Senior Academic Advisor.
Drop-in Advising Hours
Drop-in advising sessions are designated times allocated each week to allow students an opportunity to get answers to quick questions. Students can join or "drop in" at any point during the designated times and leave once their questions have been answered. Your pre-major/major advisor should be your primary point of contact for your academic advising questions, but the Senior Academic Advisors are also available to support you.
Your Senior Academic Advisor can help first-year and sophomore students with:
- Resources for first- and second-year students
- Course exploration
- Campus life questions
- Major exploration
- University resource and co-curricular opportunities
The Advising Deans (also known as the alpha deans) are the first point of contact for faculty and parents /guardians who are concerned about a student’s academics.
Advising Deans can help all students with:
- Campus resources
- Academic difficulty
- Extended absences/leaves
- Policies related to curriculum and graduation requirements
- Graduation progress
We are located in Dowling Hall, Suite 710.
Advising Dean (alpha dean), School of Arts and Sciences
- Last names F–L; Transfer students and domestic exchange students (and temporarily students with last names starting with N)
- Dean Bellof coordinates the advising and academic onboarding for transfer students.