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Each first-year student is assigned a faculty advisor, whose work starts with helping you select your classes before the start of fall term. Your faculty advisor will also support you as design your D-plan, consider a major, get involved in research, and as any other academic, or even personal, questions arise.
Small and manageable class sizes means that your faculty advisor won't be the only professor who'll know you. Dartmouth students are often amazed by how quickly their professor replies to an emailed request for help. Better yet, visit your professor during the his or her office hours. No appointment necessary, just stop by and chat about what you're learning (or anything else for that matter).
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A Network of Advisors
The list of advisors around campus continues. Students can go to their Class Dean, to the Community Director of their residence hall, or to one of several other academic advisors. You'll also be assigned an Undergraduate Advisor in your residence hall.
The Academic Skills Center offers advice on developing and improving learning strategies, enabling you to get the most out of your educational experience. Take advantage of ASC's tutoring service, study groups, counseling and workshops for learning enhancement, and specialized courses such as Learning at Dartmouth and Effective Reading Improvement.
The Integrated Academic Support (IAS) program works with students to address potential academic difficulties early in their college careers. Based on placement tests during Orientation Week or as a result of fall term academic standing, one of your advisors may recommend that you engage with IAS.