Dominican students are individually supported as they strive to achieve their educational and career goals through consistent, meaningful, and diverse guidance, mentorship, and interaction throughout their college experience. With the help of academic advisors, students plan programs that clarify and meet such goals. It is the student’s responsibility to be familiar with all University policies and requirements, and to monitor their progress to the degree via the online Academic Plan provided to all students and advisors on the Dominican Self-Service website. Students are required to meet with their advisor prior to registering for courses every semester.

Staff advisors in the Academic Advising and Achievement Center provide academic advisement to first semester Freshmen, to students who have not chosen a major, and to incoming Adult Degree Completion students. When a student chooses a major, the Chair of his/her major program or another faculty or staff member in the program becomes his/her advisor.