Advising at Cabrini starts before students arrive on campus, with the online CabriniVision program. A special first-year advising program, College 101, starts students off on the right foot. Students continue to gain valuable advice from major-specific advising with professors in their academic department.
CabriniVision Before students start classes, they'll be introduced to academic and social life at Cabrini through CabriniVision. They'll complete an Academic Questionnaire and complete mathematics and foreign language placement exams so Cabrini can learn more about them, their interests, and their needs, as an academic advisor helps students generate their first semester's course schedule. Students also begin academic studies with Cabrini's First-Year Summer Reading, a common text read by all incoming students.
Orientation During Orientation, students attend Matriculation, where they will be formally enrolled and become a member of the Cabrini College community. They will also meet their COL 101 instructor, who will serve as first-semester academic advisor.
Students will have the opportunity to meet students and faculty in their major, get their first course schedule, and learn more about graduation requirements and academic support services at the College.
COL 101 - College Success Seminar and First-Year Advising
Throughout their first semester, they'll meet weekly with a cohort of 15-20 students and their academic advisor in COL 101. This course is designed to assist with the transition from high school to college and helps students acquire the skills necessary to take responsibility for their educational experience and become a self-directed learner. Students will learn important College policies and services, receive academic advising, take a series of interest and skill assessments to help determine how they learn best, begin exploring career opportunities, and be introduced to Cabrini's heritage, values, and traditions.
Major-specific Advising After their first semester is complete, students have the option to formally declare a major at the College. When they do, they'll be assigned to a permanent faculty advisor within their academic department. Generally, they meet with that advisor at least one time per semester to help guide them through their major's curriculum and prepare them to enter the workforce or continue on to graduate or professional schools.