First-year Advising

_MG_0370.1The Providence College School of Business first-year advising model is designed to enhance the first-year experience for PCSB students by helping to provide a smooth transition to college. First-year business students are assigned a first-year academic advisor — a faculty member or administrator from their major in the PCSB — who will be their academic advisor during their first year. These advisors are experienced in working with new students.

Students will attend first-year advising workshops facilitated by their first year advisor during their first semester. The First-Year Advising Workshop Program will provide first-year students with an understanding of the PCSB curriculum and help them develop the skills needed to make important academic and co-curricular decisions. They will provide students with face-to-face check-ins with their first year academic advisor. Topics covered include business curriculum, registration, time management, career opportunities, and campus resources.

Students are required to attend the PCSB first-year advising workshop sessions to be eligible for PCSB preregistration. PCSB preregistration allows business majors to register for business courses before campuswide registration.

The PCSB First Year Advising Workshop Series will have seven meetings over the course of the fall semester from 7:30pm to 8:30pm.

PCSB First Year Advising Workshop Series

Week One: Overview of PCSB First Year Advising Workshop Series

Week Two: Overview of PC Foundation and Business Curriculum

Week Three: Overview of Major and Career Options

Week Four: Guest Speakers

Week Five: Overview of Advising Tools & Registration Process

Week Six: Final Preparation for PCSB Preregistration

Week Seven: Wrap Up/Pulling it all Together


Academic Advising Assessment

The PCSB is committed to students developing their own personal academic and career paths. PCSB first year students will take a PCSB academic advising assessment prior to registration which is designed to gauge business students’ understanding of advising resources, processes and policies.  Successful completion of this assessment is required in order to obtain their altPIN for PCSB preregistration. Students must pass this assessment with at least an 80% (8 out of 10 questions).

Please note: Any first year business major who wants to change his/her major within the School of Business may submit his/her request to the PCSB Undergraduate Office by the end of the first week of classes each semester. After the first week of classes, the School of Business will not process any requests to change majors within the School of Business (e.g. ACC, FIN, MGT, MKT) until the next semester. Requests to change to a non-business major will be processed on an ongoing basis within PC guidelines.