First Year Advising

First Year Advising

at Pace University

How do you know who your adviser is at Pace?

Pace’s Comprehensive First Year Advising Program (CFAP) is designed to support students during their first year.  In your first semester, you will see your adviser every week as your adviser will be your instructor in University 101.

What sort of advice will your adviser be giving?

Besides helping you make appropriate course selections when you register for the spring and fall semesters, your first-year adviser is there to

  • Help you deal with any academic or personal difficulties,
  • Guide you to campus resources,
  • Help you develop problem-solving skills, exercise independent judgment, and assume responsibility for your academic success.

University 101 makes explicit many parts of the educational experience that you might otherwise be left to figure out on your own, so it will be your adviser’s objective to make sure that you feel comfortable

  • Appreciating the value of liberal learning,
  • Incorporating self-reflection into your education
  • Registering for classes that best meet your curricular and intellectual needs
  • Planning your four years at Pace

Your one-on-one advisement sessions will extend the conversations begun in class.  After the course is over, your University 101 instructor will be your adviser for the full year. Take the opportunity to form a relationship with your adviser and explore together how you can put theory into practice.