Resources for Advisors

Elon University advisors mentor students along their academic journey. Faculty advisors work with students who have declared a major. ELN 1010 advisors and the staff in the Office of Academic Advising work with students who have not declared their major. Advising conversations can vary depending on if a student has or has not declared a major, their graduation timeline, supplemental interests in a secondary major or minor, career goals, their interests outside the classroom, and more.

This section is meant to provide all advisors with information to help students depending on what questions and concerns they have. We also know that ELN 1010 and faculty advisors may need additional support in working with your students. Please reach out via or call us at 336-278-6500. We are happy to help work through questions you have for your advisee.

Academic advising is a form of engaged learning by which students learn about their roles in the Elon University community, critically reflect upon their roles and responsibilities as a student, and prepare to become global citizens.

Three Fundamental Areas of Academic Advising:

  1. Accurate academic information
  2. relationships across the Elon University community
  3. Time in the form of when benchmarks, graduation included, should be accomplished


Academic Advising is a collaborative relationship between students and advisors. Though students are ultimately responsible for earning their degrees, they often need mentorship, encouragement, and guidance. The following are crucial responsibilities for advisors:

  • Understand the flow of the academic year from an advising standpoint via the Academic Advising Timeline
  • Read and understand the academic standards contained in official Elon University publications and on its official website
  • Consult with their departmental colleagues and with the Office of Academic Advising when policies and procedures are unclear;
  • Communicate with advisees during registration periods for course scheduling and any program modification;
  • Provide reasonable availability to advisees during the fall, winter, and spring terms, as well as ample availability during the “busy season” of registration advising
  • Inform advisees of expectations you have for scheduled meetings;
  • Review degree audits and course schedules as much as possible prior to advising meetings, especially for registration advising
  • Follow-up with advisees upon receiving e-warnings, particularly in major department requirements.