Your Advising Network

Academic advising is an integral part of your Oxford College experience. Students work with multiple academic resources including professional advisors, faculty advisors, and other academic resources during their time at Oxford. We like to think of these resources as your advising network.

Advising Support Center

In the months before your arrival, you will receive information from Oxford's Advising Support Center (ASC). Oxford's dedicated professional academic advising team helps with routine academic requests, academic concerns, and other advising-related questions.

  • Academic concerns and routine academic requests 
  • Academic support programs
  • Supplemental instruction
  • Academic coaching

In addition to Discovery Seminar faculty advisors, students are always welcome to contact a member of the Advising Support Center by emailing Oxford Advising.

Information about scheduling individual advising meetings will be shared in the Emory Essentials Oxford Edition Canvas course. All virtual advising appointments will be facilitated via ZOOM and held in the Eastern time zone.

ASC Bookings page

Discovery Seminars

During their first semester of study, Oxford students will enroll in a Discovery Seminar led by a faculty mentor who will also serve as their faculty adviser.

Students will:

  • Apply for their Discovery Seminars in the early summer (fall start) or the early fall (spring start). The fall start deadline is July 15.
  • Be placed in one of their top 5 Discovery Seminar choices.
  • Have the opportunity to meet with their assigned faculty advisors during New Student Orientation in August (fall start) or January (spring start).

We encourage you to meet with your faculty adviser regularly to discuss your interests in majors and professional careers, research opportunities, and course selection as well as your personal, professional, and scholarly identities.

Choose a Discovery Seminar
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First-Year Advising Questionnaire

All first-year students should complete the First-Year Advising Questionnaire. The responses to this questionnaire help the Advising Support Center share helpful information with Discovery Seminar faculty advisors. For students who plan to enter one of Emory College's professional schools (nursing or business) or preprofessional pathways (including prelaw, dual degree, or prehealth), your information will be shared with those Atlanta-based partners. The more information you provide, the better we can understand your academic interests and long-term goals.

Fill out the Questionnaire (coming soon)