First-Year Advising

Dornsife First-Year Advising (FYA) provides academic advising for entering freshman students in most Dornsife majors. All first-time freshmen will start their Dornsife career working directly with someone from the First Year Advising team based on the declared major and will transition to their major department at the completion of their first full year of study at USC.

Departmental Advising

All incoming transfer students and continuing students, U2 through graduation, are advised in the major department also known as Departmental Advising. Students are assigned an advisor based on their declared major. In departments where there is more than one advisor, students will be assigned their advisor based on their last name.