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Advising

IU Bloomington offers the advantages of a major research university in an atmosphere of personal attention.

This advising and support takes many forms: tutors helping students with writing and math classes, academic advisors meeting periodically with students to discuss their academic paths, and faculty and alumni mentors offering insight into students' interests and career goals.

Undergraduate Students

Most freshmen, international students, and transfer students begin their studies in University Division (UD), where expert advisors provide one-on-one counseling to help students confirm or choose their majors, plan which courses to take, and connect with other campus resources. After students certify into their majors, they are assigned advisors in their departments of interest.

Academic Support Center
Tutoring, workshops, and review sessions
Explore Majors at IU
Information on matching your interests with academic options
General Education Program
Common requirements and shared goals for all undergraduate students
Groups Student Support Services
Academic advising, financial aid counseling, mentoring, and tutoring for first-generation and low-income students and students with disabilities
Mentoring Services and Leadership Development
Enhancing the quality of student life and learning with an emphasis on diversity, equity, and student achievement
Student Academic Center
Individualized academic assessment and assistance, supplemental instruction, and for-credit courses on study skills and adjusting to college
University Division
Advising for freshman, continuing, and preprofessional students
Writing Tutorial Services
Individual tutoring for all phases of writing

Graduate Students

All IU graduate students receive academic advisors—typically at the departmental level—and many take on informal mentors in their programs, their minor degree programs, or related fields. Dissertation advisors are a valuable source of guidance for our doctoral students.

Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning
Assistance with course development, evaluation, and classroom innovations
GradGrants Center
Funding and training information
Graduate and Professional Student Organization
Academic support, community building, advocacy, and graduate student resources

All Students

IU Libraries
Providing the university with extensive collections, quality service, and instructional programs. Need help? Ask a librarian!
Career Services
Campus offices and resources providing career advice
Health Professions and Prelaw Center
Helps students prepare to study law, medicine, and other health professions
International Services
Immigration and financial advising, orientation, and cultural programs for international students and scholars
Libraries “How To” Guide
Tips for finding, evaluating, and citing information
Teaching and Learning
Grants and resources for students, as well as faculty and associate instructors