First-Year Advising & Registration
Welcome to Elon University! We are excited to have you join the Phoenix Family. First-Year Advising & Registration (FYAR) is part of your experience prior to arriving at Elon. You will engage in three key elements related to FYAR.
Elon Bound is your online preorientation experience. You will be introduced to academic opportunities, community connections, our Elon values, course registration information, and more. This is a requirement in order to sign up for your small group virtual advising session.
Prepare for Small Group Virtual Advising Session
We offer a variety of resources on this website. These include, but are not limited to:
- Informational videos
- A list of Elon Core Curriculum classes exclusively reserved for new first-year students
- Course recommendations based on academic interests
- A course registration guide book
- Sample schedules
Review these resources prior to your small group virtual advising session. This will help you be prepared to ask more informed questions.
Small Group Virtual Advising Sessions & Registration
You will participate in a required small group virtual advising session after completing Elon Bound. Students will access the virtual advising sign-up page through their Acorn account. Please understand that delays will occur from when Elon Bound is completed until this shows up in the Acorn account.
Each virtual advising session will be led by a full-time professional or faculty advisor. These sessions will be 60 minutes. In your virtual advising session, a brief overview of key Elon Bound information will occur; along with features of the OnTrack course registration system. You will be able to ask questions as they arise.
Towards the end of the session, the advisor will approve you to register for their fall classes provided you attend the full session. Be sure that you plan to attend for the full hour-long session so you can be approved to register. Sessions are capped at 7 students in order to accommodate additional questions all of you may have in preparation for registering for classes.
You are notified via Elon email once approved to register for classes. Once you are approved, you may select your fall classes.
The academic advisor for your virtual advising session is not your ELN 1010: First-Year Advising Seminar advisor. Please contact the Office of Academic Advising for questions after your virtual advising meeting at 336-278-6500 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are here to support you!
The Office of Academic Advising Team is here to support you any time you have questions along this course selection and registration journey. Please call us at 336-278-6500, email email@example.com, or use our Chat option.