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.
Before students start classes, they are introduced to academic and social life at Cabrini through Summer Orientation.
They'll complete an academic questionnaire and placement exams for mathematics and foreign language, before meeting with an academic advisor to 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.
During Orientation, students attend Matriculation, where they formally 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.
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.