Academic Advising

Academic Advising
Kathleen O'Brien, Director
Jordan Student Academic Center, Room 2220
Web: http://www.gallaudet.edu/academic-advising   Email:  academic.advising@gallaudet.edu

The Academic Advising Office at Gallaudet University supports and facilitates undergraduate students' transition and integration into college by assisting in the development of appropriate educational plans consistent with academic, career, and personal goals.  The office promotes the personal growth of students by instilling in them a sense of responsibility and independence, as well as respecting and appreciating various communication and cultural backgrounds. 

Academic/Career Advisors provide academic and career advising for undeclared students and walk-in service for any other students. Prior to arrival at Gallaudet University during New Student Orientation, each student is assigned to an advisor in the Academic Advising Office. Academic and career advising includes individual and group advising for new students, course registration, new student interviews, academic planning meetings, interest and personality testing, and assistance in selecting an academic major that best matches the student's values, interests, personality, and skills. A student will remain with the same advisor until he/she declares a major. At that time, the student transfers to a faculty advisor within the department of the major.

Academic/Career Advisors work extensively with academic departments on academic policies, procedures, and curriculum. Advisors are available to faculty, parents, vocational rehabilitation counselors, and professionals on and off campus for information sharing and other academic and career advising concerns.