Academic Support

Academic Advisors

Senior Academic Advisors

Associate Deans of Academic Advising

Undergraduate Program Advising at SMFA at Tufts

Pre-Professional, Pre-Law, Health Professions Advising

More Resources and Supports

Academic Advisors

New 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. Liberal Arts students must declare a major and secure a Major Advisor by March 1st of their sophomore year.  Engineering students must declare a major and secure a Major Advisor by the end of their first semester. 

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

Tara ZantowTara Zantow

Senior Academic Advisor
School of Arts and Sciences

First-Year and Sophomore Liberal Arts BA/BS Students 
Engineering to Liberal Arts Internal Transfers

Eliza YuenEliza Yuen

Senior Academic Advisor
School of Engineering
First-Year and Sophomore Engineering Students

Liberal Arts to Engineering Internal Transfers

    Associate Deans of Academic Advising

    We are located in Dowling Hall, Suite 710.

    Matthew Bellof

    School of Arts and Sciences
    Last names F to L and C to E (effective April 23, 2021)

    Dean Bellof coordinates the advising and academic onboarding for transfer students.

    Stephanie Frazitta

    School of Arts and Sciences
    Last names M to R and B (effective April 23, 2021)

    Dean Frazitta serves as the Director of the Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Program.

    Robin Olinsky

    School of Arts and Sciences
    Last Names P to Z and A (effective April 23, 2021)

    Dean Olinsky serves as advisor for students in the combined-degree programs with the New England Conservatory and School of the Museum of Fine Arts. 

    Jennifer Stephan

    School of Engineering
    Last Names A to Z

    As Dean of Academic Advising and Undergraduate Studies for the School of Engineering, Jennifer Stephan advises all undergraduate students in the School of Engineering.

    Undergraduate Program Advising at SMFA at Tufts

    Students in the BFA Program and other undergraduate programs at SMFA at Tufts have access to their own advising team on site:

    Leah Gadd

    Associate Dean of Undergraduate Advising

    Dean Gadd oversees the progress of all students in the BFA Program. 

    Tobias Bennett

    Academic Resource Advisor

    Tobias is the on-site liaison for any student with a disability enrolled in courses at SMFA at Tufts. He also serves as an academic advisor for BFA students and coordinates academic resources for undergraduates at the SMFA campus.

    Pre-Professional, Pre-Law, Health Professions Advising

    • Appointments can be made online to meet with Carol Baffi-Dugan, Director for Health Professions Advising.
    • Open Hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2 - 4 p.m. Students can begin signing up for time slots at 1:30 p.m.

    More Resources and Supports

    Academic Resource Center

    ARC Tutor Drop-in
    -Sunday-Thursday—6pm-9pm

    Tisch Library

    Drop-in Librarian Help
    -Monday-Thursday—11am-9pm
    -Friday—11-5pm
    -Saturday  and Sunday—12pm-5pm

    Make an appointment with a librarian!

    Student Accessibility Services
    -Call 617-627-4539 for an appointment
     

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