From navigating mini-classes to completing your final thesis project, your academic life at the college will largely be shaped through the conversations you have with your sponsor.
Navigating New College well is your key to making the most of your first year at the College.
From mini-classes to completing your final thesis project, your academic life at the college will largely be shaped through the conversations you have with your sponsor. We call our advisors “sponsors” for a reason: Instead of merely assigning classes to you, they work collaboratively with you to craft a program of study.
Although each student may follow a different path to achieve his or her educational goals, every first-year advisee, whether their first time in college or a transfer student, moves through similar experiences with the advisor: meeting together during orientation, preparing the contract for signature, renegotiating the contract if necessary, and preparing for the ISP period in January.
The information on this page is meant to support students, their sponsors, and anyone else who might have an advising-related question. For more detailed information, students should always speak directly with their sponsors and appropriate campus offices.
First Semester Guide – your first semester at New College.
Academic Program Glossary – your guide to New College’s many colloquialisms.
Academic Dishonesty Booklet – policies and procedures regarding academic dishonesty and plagiarism, FAQ’s and all you need to know about citations and bibliographies.
By telling us a little about yourself, we'll be able to get you on the right path for success at New College.
We’d like to get to know you a little better. You can help by filling out a questionnaire for your advisor.
There will also be some open-ended questions, like “At New College, in addition to earning a stellar education, I am looking forward to …”
It will be your chance to let us know what you expect from New College.
We have a full page of videos that explain, in detail, some of the unique and important things about New College.
Information about Contracts, opportunities to study abroad and the Bacc Exam are all covered. You can meet our Librarians and check out the Business Office and Registrar’s Office.