Summer Advising

When will I first meet my SUMMIT Advisor?

You will first interact with your SUMMIT Advisor in late July, about one month before you arrive on campus. During these meetings (either online or by phone), your SUMMIT Advisor will get to know you and answer any questions you have about selecting courses, navigating college policies and procedure, choosing a major, and other questions you may have. If your SUMMIT Advisor doesn’t know the answer, she or he will connect you to the person or campus office that can assist you.

What should I do to prepare for my first advising meeting?

By June 1, you should:

By July 1, you should:

  1. Complete the "About Me” reflection prompt so that your SUMMIT Advisor can learn more about you.

  2. Sign up for your Summer Advising appointment with your SUMMIT Advisor via COMPASS.

During the summer, you should:

  • Read the online college catalog to learn more out about academic policies and procedures, special academic programs, degree requirements, and the range of courses offered by departments.

  • Familiarize yourself with  AscAgnes to find out about specific course offerings for the semester. You can search for courses by semester, by academic department, name of instructor, level of instruction, or time of day.  *Note: You do not need to log-in to view the schedule of classes, but once you do receive your log-in information from the college, you should log-in to view your account.

Since I haven’t decided on a major, what classes should I sign up for?

What ideas excite you? What subjects have you not yet tried, but spark your curiosity?  Consider these questions as you select your fall courses. In addition to requirements like Leadership 101 and Global 101: Gateways, your SUMMIT Advisor will help you to incorporate other subjects you wish to explore in your fall schedule.  

What should I do if I decide to pursue a dual degree program of study?

Our dual degree programs give students the “best of both worlds”-- the opportunity to earn a well-rounded, liberal arts degree from Agnes Scott followed by a specialized degree at a partner university.

Because dual degree programs require students to complete their Agnes Scott degree requirements in three years, it is important that you declare your intent to pursue a dual degree early in your first year.  During your first meeting, your SUMMIT Advisor, will help you create a fall schedule that includes general education curriculum requirements and connect you to specific dual degree offices for further guidance.

How often should I meet with my SUMMIT Advisor during the school year?

Your SUMMIT Advisor is integral to your success at Agnes Scott, and you should maintain regular contact with your SUMMIT Advisor throughout the school year. These communications can range from quick, 10-minute “check-ins” to hour-long meetings face-to-face, on the phone,  or online.

All students are required to meet with their SUMMIT Advisor at least once per semester during the pre-registration period to discuss course selections and schedules for the coming semester.

Will I only have individual meetings with my SUMMIT Advisor?

In addition to one-on-one communication and meetings with your SUMMIT Advisor, you will attend a group meeting with other first year students once per month. These sessions, held on a Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 1:50 p.m., are led by your SUMMIT Advisor and Peer Advisors. They provide a forum for you to discuss how classes are going and learn more about important topics such as upcoming deadlines, the Digital Portfolio project, research-based study skills, time management, and more.