Academics

Princeton can be a complicated place, and no one person will be able to answer all of your questions or meet all of your advising needs. Fortunately there are many people here to help you develop your intellectual interests and achieve your academic goals.

All freshmen are assigned a faculty adviser, chosen from among Whitman College's outstanding faculty fellows. Your faculty adviser will help guide you through Princeton's many academic opportunities and will be there during your first two years (or one year for BSE students) to discuss your course schedule and academic plans.

You and your faculty adviser are supported by Whitman's outstanding Peer Academic Advisers, who – along with the Residential College Advisers (RCAs) and Resident Graduate Students (RGS) – are there to help you during orientation and throughout your time in Whitman. As successful juniors and seniors, Peer Academic Advisers are experts in navigating academic life at Princeton and are available to provide a student perspective on a range of academic advising issues.

Within the College office, the Dean and Director of Studies are here to help you with your academic questions or concerns. They can assist you with administrative procedures, explain university policies, and connect you to academic support resources around the university. To make an appointment please contact Dean Andres aandres@princeton.edu  or Dr. Jaclyn Schwalm jsj@princeton.edu directly to schedule a zoom meeting. If you aren't sure who to contact, you can email Sara Krause sarak@princeton.edu, our college coordinator.