Students at Lang are encouraged to participate in the creation and direction of their education, working with advisors to plan their academic road map. The focus of advisement at Lang is to challenge students to think broadly about their education. Advisors also help students consider plans after graduation, which might include an advanced degree, a professional career, or a public service program.
By choosing to pursue your studies at Lang, you benefit from the close-knit atmosphere of a liberal arts college, the resources of a larger
university, and the endless possibilities of New York City. To help first-year students navigate these opportunities and the challenges that come along with
them, academic advisors, faculty advisors, and first-year fellows are
available to assist with the transition to college life and
studies. As a first-year student, you also have a first-year fellow, an
upper-level student who can assist you during your first semester at
Lang. The fellows lead the first-year workshops designed to help you
develop good study habits, academic planning and time management skills,
critical thinking abilities and seminar discussion techniques, and
personal health and safety awareness.
Lang students have more academic freedom
than students at many other colleges and universities. This freedom
reinforces the importance of faculty advising as well. Your faculty
advisor can provide guidance and mentoring as you make important
decisions about your studies and college life, from the courses you want
to take the next semester to the career opportunities you would like to
pursue after graduation. All students are assigned a faculty advisor.
The instructor of your first-year seminar serves as your faculty advisor
during your freshman year at Lang.
In addition to your faculty advisor, all students are assigned an academic advisor. Academic advisors are knowledgeable about academic policies, degree requirements, and course offerings and can connect you with the university’s extensive resources, including academic, financial aid, and student health resources and experiential opportunities including internships and study abroad. Through scheduled appointments or walk-in hours, academic advisors are available to respond to your questions and concerns about any aspect of your studies or student life.
You can schedule an appointment with your academic advisor via the Student Success Network, also known as Starfish, which can be found on the Academics tab of MyNewSchool. First-year students are assigned an academic advisor who is an expert in the first-year experience. Sophomore, junior, and senior students are assigned an academic advisor based on their last names. For questions about academic advising, please contact the Center for Student Success at 212.228.5100 x2264 or firstname.lastname@example.org.