Academic Advising at Duke

The Academic Advising Center coordinates college advising for students in Trinity College until they declare their majors.  We also work with Trinity and Pratt students across all four years to help them take full advantage of the broad range of opportunities available to Duke undergraduates.

Our Walk-In Advising Hours:
Tuesdays — 10 am-Noon
Wednesdays — 2-4 pm
Thursdays — Noon-2 pm


Your Advising Network

A group of advisors works together to guide you in the discovery of – and engagement with – all the curricular and co-curricular opportunities that Duke offers. Watch a short video on your advising network

College Advisor

Your college advisor is the first intellectual mentor you meet after arriving for orientation, and you meet with her or him every semester until you join a major in your sophomore year. Advisors are dedicated faculty and administrators, each of whom is prepared to help you weigh your curricular and co-curricular choices and connect you to faculty who can guide you further. Read More »

Academic Dean

Every Duke student has an academic dean who works with you for all four years. Academic deans support you by providing expert advice on university policy and helping you understand the requirements that structure undergraduate education in Trinity College. They will keep you informed about course enrollment, academic deadlines and other important issues every semester. If you have questions about your academic goals or need help finding resources, an academic dean is ready to help. Read More »

Directors of Academic Engagement

The directors of academic engagement lead Duke’s Global Advising initiative. Through an iterative consultative process that spans the full four years, DAEs work with you—whether you’re a Trinity or Pratt student—to forge connections among your coursework, global experiences and civic engagement. Read More »

Peer Advisor

Each year, 12-15 juniors and seniors volunteer to serve as peer advisors to first- and second-year students, offering the perspective of someone who has been before where you are now. Peer advisors can share with you how they formed meaningful mentoring relationships with faculty, assist you in navigating online registration and help you learn how to distinguish what is merely popular from what is individually meaningful to you. Read More »

Preprofessional Advisors

Students who anticipate attending professional school after college can seek guidance from Trinity’s preprofessional advising teams. Prehealth advisors guide you as you integrate into your class scheduling the courses you will need for applying to health professions schools. Prelaw and Graduate Business School advisors are also available to help you prepare for application to and life at graduate professional schools. Read More »

Faculty and Other Advising Partners

The Academic Advising Center strengthens its network of advising support through partnerships with other campus offices and faculty. Whether you need guidance in a specific area or would like to get in touch with a representative of a particular department or program, Duke offers a wealth of resources to provide the advice you need. Read More »

Major Advisor

After choosing a major, you will work with a faculty advisor in your major department or program. In addition to helping you plan a course program to satisfy major requirements, faculty advisors often facilitate independent study and research within the major and advise on graduate school and other post-baccalaureate opportunities. Read More »

Explore Your Interests

Directors of academic engagement meet with you one-on-one to identify and discuss opportunities for academic exploration beyond the traditional classroom, specializing in three areas:


Your Peer Advisors

Peer Advisors are academic leaders who work with the AAC to help you navigate your Duke experience. Each dorm has a peer advisor who hosts events, and is available to answer your questions and offer advice anytime.

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Your Duke Path

Duke offers an unparalleled diversity of academic options in the classroom, across campus, in Durham and around the world. Your time here is not about simply checking off requirements and building a long list of credentials. You can choose opportunities that inspire you and integrate them into your academic plan.