Academic Advising

Academic Advising

How do I find my faculty advisor?

Each department handles advisor assignments differently.  Some distribute new students among current advisors.  Some add additional faculty to the advising roster to accommodate each new class of students. To find your advisor, go to the Undergraduate Program Office for your major (department) and speak with the Coordinator or Administrative Assistant.

NOTE:  First semester freshmen or transfer students should identify your advisor within your first 10 days of classes and learn how that advisor handles making advising appointments!  Freshman and Sophomores are required to meet with a peer mentor before scheduling an appointment with their assigned advisor. 

Peer Mentors

Peer Mentors are an important resource in the College of AGNR. This service offers students a chance to talk with a fellow classmate about everyday campus issues, advising, registration, and more before meeting with your assigned advisor for early registration appointment. 

Peer Mentors are selected AGNR upperclassmen who have achieved good academic success while maintaining an active schedule of extracurricular activities, work, service, and more. Peer Mentors know how to manage time and get the most out of the university, and best of all, they speak your language - Peer Mentors are one of you!

For office locations and staff for undergraduate programs in each department, go to https://agnr.umd.edu/academics/academic-support/peer-mentors.

The AGNR Academic Programs Student Services Office located in room 0107 Symons Hall is available for special advising.  Appointments are preferred but not necessary.  However, Student Services will not do routine major advising - that must be done in your department.  Come to Student Services for issues involving permission to enroll at another institution, transcript discrepancies, information on petitions you have filed for exception to academic policy, study abroad, etc.