First-year students are assigned a pre-major advisor. These advisors are faculty members from departments across the university, and they will work with you from the time you set foot on campus until you declare a major. Through regular check-ins each semester, they ease the transition into academic life at Tufts, fielding all your questions about course registration, distribution requirements, and choosing a major within the School of Engineering.
Once you decide on your major, you will be assigned a major advisor in your department or program who will guide you through the process of fulfilling course requirements and perhaps completing a senior capstone or thesis. Your major advisor may also prove invaluable to helping you find relevant internships and research opportunities. If you plan on continuing your education in graduate or professional school, your major advisor can be of great help in that effort, too.
Other Helpful Advising Resources
Engineering students are also supported by the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Advising and an engineering Student Success Advisor. These advisors assist with course planning and major exploration, campus life questions, university resources, and much more. You can learn more about these resources by clicking here.
The Center for STEM Diversity provides advising, programming and resources for populations of students underrepresented in engineering fields. You can learn more about their specific programs by clicking here.