New Student Advisors assist incoming students with major and course selection, and in developing a MAP (My Academic Plan). During the first semester, each student is assigned a faculty advisor who will give program guidance within a discipline. New student advisors support the implementation of The Guided Plan for Success (GPS), a comprehensive process which helps students set goals, develop a clear plan for graduation, and access sources of support. Academic advisors work with students regarding course selections and major requirements beginning in the student’s first semester.