All incoming first year students at The College of Idaho are assigned a First Year Advisor. First Year Advisors at The College of Idaho commit to promoting the academic success of first-year students and facilitating their integration into the intellectual life of the college by:
- helping students to comprehend the meaning of the liberal arts and to recognize how our Liberal Arts Curriculum furthers that tradition
- providing students with an opportunity to explore possible majors and transitioning students to departmental advisors
- helping students to effectively navigate the college’s registration process
- and providing students with information about campus resources and support services for academic, personal and financial issues that may arise while in college.
Before registering for courses for the sophomore year, first year students will transition to one or more departmental advisors from the department(s) of their probable major(s).
Through periodic formal and informal meetings, departmental advisors assist students in planning programs of study and in maintaining progress toward graduation