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Academic advising

Academic advising

Your Academic Advisors at RIT Dubai

Academic advising is an integral part of your education at RIT Dubai. It begins at Freshmen Orientation and continues through regular meetings each semester until graduation.

The purpose of Academic Advising is to guide and support you through your time at RIT Dubai and help you successfully complete your degree while having a great university experience.

Each student is assigned to an Academic Advisor based on their major, who will get to know you and meet with you regularly. They will follow your academic progress through your time at RIT Dubai.

Your Academic Advisor will support you in a wide range of areas including:

  • Program and graduation requirements

  • Course offerings

  • Other campus resources

  • Personal issues that are affecting your academic progress

  • Academic difficulties

  • Communication between you and your faculty

  • University procedures, including study abroad and transfers

Although advisors are available to support you, you are ultimately responsible for your degree completion.  You should become familiar with the requirements and policies of the university and make informed choices about the courses you take each semester.  If you have any questions concerning your degree requirements and/or your progress at RIT Dubai, make sure to seek advice from your Academic Advisor.  

Each student at RIT Dubai will also be assigned a Faculty Advisor, who is an instructor in your major area of study.  They will be an expert in their field and can therefore advise you in depth about your major, professional/technical electives, as well as discuss with you about career and co-op options.