Advising

Connect with your academic advisor who will help you navigate your college career.
All first-year students are assigned a professional academic advisor at the start of their academic career. Some students (honors, transfers, international students) will have multiple advisors to assist them. Sophomores, juniors, and seniors who have their major declared will be assigned to a faculty advisor in their field.

To find out who a student’s academic advisor is, they need to go to Self-Service (accessible on OneLogin) and select Student Planning. Go to Plan & Schedule. The advisor(s) name(s) will be located on the Advising tab.

Navigate Your First Year

To make the best academic decisions for yourself, you need to be well informed. Your advisor can provide you with the information you need to make those choices.

We take a holistic approach to advising; our goal is to get to know each student so that we can discuss individualized plans that suit their needs and interests. First-year advisors meet with each of their advisees multiple times in the first two semesters. The support from advising includes, but is not limited to:

  • Providing more information about majors, minors and career options
  • Discussing an academic problem or concern
  • Developing strategies to improve academic performance
  • Better understanding the college’s academic policies
  • Reviewing curriculum requirements
  • Exploring what courses to take each semester

Incoming first-year students who begin their Nichols College career in the fall semester will have a schedule made for them in early June. Those who start in the spring will have a schedule made in early January. To better meet the needs and interests of our new first-year students, students are asked to complete a Course Registration Form. Students will have an opportunity to review and adjust their schedule with an advisor at one of the Orientation programs.

Nichols College is required to have an official final high school transcript. All final official high school transcripts with the date of graduation must be submitted to Admissions to be fully enrolled. Any questions please contact 508-213-2203. Transcripts should come directly from your high school and can be mailed to P.O. Box 5000 Dudley, MA 01571 or submitted electronically to admissions@nichols.edu.

Students transferring into Nichols College will have the opportunity to schedule a phone call with Jenn Townsend the transfer advisor to go through the registration process.  The Office of Transfer Services will reach out to all transfers students regarding the needs and interests of the upcoming schedule and talk about any next steps or questions.  Students will also have an opportunity to review and adjust their schedule with an advisor at the Transfer Orientation program which takes place Friday, August 28th.

Nichols College transfer students are required to have an official college transcript from any institution from which college credits were acquired.  An official high school transcript is also required if a student it coming in with under 24 college credits.  These official documents must be submitted to the Office of Transfer Services to fully be enrolled.  For any questions please contact 508-213-2038.  Transcripts should come directly from your college and/or high school, and can be mailed to P.O. Box 5000 Attn. Jenn Townsend Dudley, MA 01571 or submitted electronically to Jennifer.townsend@nichols.edu.

Meet Our Team

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Janet Newman
Academic Advisor
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Nora Cavic
Assistant Director of Advising Services
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KC Poplawski
Director of Advising Services

About Us

Contact Information

Advising@nichols.edu

Office Hours

Mon - Fri:
8:30am - 4:30pm

Summer Office Hours

Mon - Thurs:
7:30am-4:30pm

Location

Academic Building
Advising & Learning Service Suite
Offices 217-221