Orientation and Transition

New Student Orientation

Academic Advising

You may know exactly what you want to study, or you may want to explore IU’s 150-plus majors. Either way, IU’s advisors will help you make academic decisions that fit your needs and goals.

Advising at New Student Orientation

During orientation, you will attend an academic workshop that will guide you through the basics of advising and degree requirements.

Then you’ll meet with an IU academic advisor. (Parents and guests can’t attend your advising appointment with you.) Your advisor will help you make decisions about your academic plan and courses.

Prepare for Your Advising Appointment

University Division (UD), the first year academic home and advising resource for most new IU students.

Prior to NSO, you will need to complete related academic tasks in preparation for the academic advising & registration that takes place at NSO. Information about these tasks will be available and sent to you prior to your NSO program.

Make sure you complete the required online exams prior to your orientation date. Failure to do so may affect your advising appointment.

Advising During Your First Year

You’ll meet with an academic advisor throughout the year too, to help you choose courses and plan your academic career. He/she may not be the same advisor you met with at orientation. If you enter IU in the fall, you’ll have a follow-up meeting with your advisor for the year during Welcome Week. Plan to meet with your advisor every semester.