How Advising Works

The advising system at Duke is designed to support students from the time they are first accepted at Duke until graduation day. Our goal is to support and inform you as you craft an educational experience that is just right for you.

Starting the summer before you arrive on campus, the Academic Advising Center (AAC) works with you as you choose your first semester classes. During your first two years, you can draw on a network of advisors through the AAC who will help you identify and pursue the academic path that is right for you and who can help you make sense of the many opportunities Duke provides. Once you declare your major, primary advising responsibility moves to your major department, although advisors within the AAC remain available to work with you and provide support.

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