Academic Advising & Support

IU Bloomington is full of people who will help you succeed

Hoosiers have one another’s backs—especially when it comes to your education.

Your academic advisors, your career advisors, and IU support programs help you excel academically, graduate on time, find your ideal path, and take important steps toward your dream career. And your professors and peers challenge you to make the most of your time here.

Academic advising for undergraduates

Your academic advisor will help you meet degree requirements and choose courses—but his or her biggest contribution is helping you explore your interests, determine your best path, and take advantage of opportunities on campus and beyond. You should meet with your academic advisor at least once per semester.

Most incoming undergraduates are assigned an academic advisor in University Division, which supports them until they enter the degree-granting IU school of their choice and get an advisor there. Students in the Hutton Honors College also have access to honors advising.

Academic support to help all students thrive

More sources of academic support

Get ready for your career, deal with academic issues, and access our libraries’ wide-ranging services.

Scholars programs that will help you thrive

IU has several scholars programs for undergraduates who have strong academic records and leadership skills, have high financial need, and/or are the first in their families to attend college.

These programs—some of which are specifically for Indiana residents—help students transition to and succeed in college through one-on-one guidance and access to special opportunities.

Find and learn from a mentor

Potential mentors are everywhere at IU—from your professors to your older peers. IU’s formal mentoring programs include the Office of Mentoring Services and Leadership Development and the Graduate Mentoring Center.