Academic Advising

As a student at RIT, you’ll be assigned two advisors: a faculty advisor in your area of study and a professional academic advisor from the Office of Student Services.  These advisors will work together to help you get the most out of your education and keep you on track for graduation.

The Office of Student Services in the College of Liberal Arts provides academic advising and scheduling assistance, as well as pre-professional advising to students who are interested in pursuing pre-law or education studies. Our advising staff, made up of highly trained professional advisors, can help you select appropriate courses for your degree or interests, develop a plan of study, and explain RIT’s policies and procedures.

For students seeking advisement on liberal arts immersions and minors, walk-in advising hours are available Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 2-4 p.m. Please note: walk-in hours are extended 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. during add/drop week and enrollment week each semester.

Assistant Dean / Director of Student Services and Academic Advising

Advisors by Program

Jennifer Gaylord headshot
Pre-Professional Studies Coordinator and Academic Advisor
Dean’s Office
College of Liberal Arts
Adjunct Faculty

University Advising Office

The University Advising Office is an excellent resource for general questions related to academic advising at RIT. If any member of the RIT community--student, faculty, or staff--needs assistance with advising related issues, the University Advising Office is a great resource. If you are unsure of who your advisor is or have general advising questions we are here to help you.

Learn more on the University Advising Office website.