Advising at New College

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

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.

Additional information

*NEW: 2017 ISP Handbook
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.
Academic Learning Outcomes (ALC) – these documents detail student learning outcomes in each AOC in three areas:
1. Discipline-specific knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviors
2. Communication
3. Critical thinking

 

Additional resources

Whether you're a first-year or a transfer student, we have tools to make life a little easier:


Academic Calendar

Never miss an important date or deadline.

Read more here

Resources for Students

The academic environment at New College is unique. Here is some advice.

Read more here

Resources for Advisors

Basic rules and regulations on contracts, graduation requirements and financial aid.

Read more here


Writing Resource Center

Think one part idea-maker, one part collaboration engine, one part mind-spinner and one part coffee-provider.

Read more here

Quantitative Resource Center

The Quantitative Resource Center (QRC) is dedicated to aiding the New College community in working with quantitative matters.

See program details

Counseling and Wellness

The Counseling and Wellness Center is available to all currently registered New College and University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee students.

Read more here

Video verite

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.

Other videos:

Thesis Pathways: Process and Change

Thesis Pathways: Value of the Experience