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

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 Advising Questionnaire

We’d like to get to know you a little better. You can help by filling out a questionnaire for your advisor.

  • What subjects did you enjoy most in high school?
  • Which ones do you never want to take again?
  • What do you think are your strengths and weaknesses?

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.

Additional resources

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


Academic Calendar

See every important date and deadline for Spring 2016.

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Maps and Directions

Coming to New College? We have maps and directions.

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Campus Life

There is something here for everyone. And if you can't find what you're looking for, you have the power and the freedom to make it happen.

Read more here