Academic Advising and Your Schedule

Each of the three colleges has an advising program designed to help ensure your strong start at Bucknell.

College of Arts & Sciences

General questions about the Arts & Sciences curricula can be answered by a Spring/summer Academic Counselor, or SAC. For questions regarding courses in or about majors in specific departments or programs, consult the list of faculty who have agreed to answer questions from incoming students relating to their department and their course offerings.

  • You will meet with your official academic adviser during Orientation when you arrive on campus. 
    • Bachelor of Arts degree: Your Foundation Seminar instructor will serve as your academic adviser until you declare a major in your sophomore year. 
    • Bachelor of Science degree: You will have an adviser in your major, and your Foundation Seminar instructor will serve as a second adviser just for the first semester. 
  • You'll be able to view your schedule through myBucknell in early August. 
  • You'll be able to change into open classes on the Thursday and Friday before classes start. 
  • You'll have an additional opportunity to make changes during the drop/add period (the first two weeks of classes).

College of Engineering

If you have declared your major in the College of Engineering, you'll share an adviser with other incoming students in that major.

If you're an undeclared engineer, you'll be assigned to other engineering faculty members in the college until you declare a major. Once you declare, you'll be reassigned to the adviser for your class year in that department.

Additionally, as an incoming student, you'll be paired with a Garman Guide, an older engineering student who is available as a peer mentor as you arrive and continue through your first year.

You'll receive your schedule in early August. You can change into open classes on the Thursday and Friday before classes start. You'll have an additional opportunity to make changes during the drop/add period (the first two weeks of classes).

Freeman College of Management

As a Freeman College of Management student, you're strongly encouraged to participate in one of the scheduled Zoom web conferencing sessions with Dean Kepner.

During these sessions, she will discuss curricular requirements for all majors, first-semester course scheduling and College Core Curriculum requirements. Additionally, you'll be paired with a Freeman Fellow, an older management student who will be available as a peer mentor as you arrive and continue through your first year.

All incoming Freeman students are assigned to a management faculty member who will serve as your academic adviser until you declare a major in your sophomore year. Once you declare a major, you'll be reassigned to an adviser in your major, if a change is necessary. You'll learn who your official academic adviser is once you are on campus in August.

You'll receive your course schedule in early August. You can change into open classes on the Thursday and Friday before classes start. You'll also have an additional opportunity to make changes during the drop/add period (the first two weeks of classes).


Reminders

College of Arts & Sciences: You're strongly encouraged to speak with your Spring/summer Academic Counselor (SAC) before you complete your registration materials. Appointments will be available between April 9 and June 14. You'll need to have your Bucknell email and calendar set up before scheduling your appointment.

College of Engineering: You're required to watch the videos in your Summer Academic Counselor (SAC) gadget in myBucknell before selecting your fall courses. You are strongly encouraged to participate in one of the three scheduled Zoom webinar sessions before completing your registration materials.

Freeman College of Management: You're strongly encouraged to participate in one of the three scheduled Zoom webinar sessions before selecting your fall courses. All meeting dates, times and links to join a group advising session can be found in the Freeman First Steps gadget in myBucknell.