Advising & Academic Resources

Academic Advising for Undergraduate Students

Each school or college at Vanderbilt offers academic advising for undergraduate students through assigned faculty advisers or deans. Adviser assignments are posted in Your Enrollment Services (YES). Learn more about academic advising opportunities for the schools and colleges listed below:

Blair School of Music
College of Arts & Science
School of Engineering
Peabody College of Education & Human Development

Career Center 

Did you know that you can work with a career coach while at Vanderbilt? Schedule an appointment with the Career Center or simply stop by during drop-in hours to connect with an expert for support, connection, and skill development. Together you can design an action plan to help you reach your professional goals. 

Center for Student Wellbeing 

Ready to sharpen your study skills, navigate time management strategies, or learn best practices for exam preparation? Head to the Center for Student Wellbeing to explore their academic coaching options.

English Language Center 

The English Language Center (ELC) provides innovative, high quality, individualized English-language instruction and resources to ensure all students can get the most of their Vanderbilt experience. The ELC offers one-on-one consultations, multi-week courses, digital resources, and more.

Health Professions Advisory Office

By helping as many students as possible find a health career that suits them, we hope to help build a stronger health workforce.

Immersion Vanderbilt 

Immersion Vanderbilt is a degree requirement for all undergraduate students. Immersion Vanderbilt gives every Vanderbilt student the chance to spark curiosities and pursue their passions through experiential learning. The possibilities for your Immersion Vanderbilt experience and Culminating Project are as unique and creative as you can dream up.

Interested in studying abroad while at Vanderbilt?  Connect with the study abroad team to explore the many global opportunities available to students, how to plan for success before, during, and after your international program, and how to use your study abroad experience as the experiential learning component of your Immersion Vanderbilt degree requirement.

Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries 

Not only are the Vanderbilt Libraries are beautiful and supportive environment for studying, but they also provide students with a wealth of resources and services! Reserve a study space, borrow books or other materials, learn how to conduct research, and attend workshops to explore new academic passions, all with the help of our highly knowledgeable librarians. 

Pre-Law Advising

How does one begin to prepare for a life in law?  Preparing as an undergraduate can mean different things for different students. 

Student Access

To ensure equitable access and the opportunity for all students to achieve academic success, Vanderbilt offers accommodations for students in need. First-year students seeking accommodations for the 2022-23 academic year due to limitations related to disability should contact Student Access (SA) prior to June 30; however, Student Access reviews requests throughout the semester. All students who request reasonable accommodations must complete a connection form through the Commodore Access Portal.

Tutoring Services 

At Tutoring Services, a knowledgeable team of tutors are ready to help you reach your academic goals and achieve success in your courses. Prefer to meet individually, or would you rather be tutored as a part of a group? Both options are available!

Vanderbilt Center for Languages 

The Center for Languages helps students enhance their foreign language skills through tutoring sessions, conversation hours, group language tables, skill-building workshops, engaging cultural events, and much more! 

Writing Studio 

At the Writing Studio, you can meet one-on-one with trained consultants to discuss any writing project or related concern. Writing Studio services are free and confidential to all Vanderbilt students.

Schools & Colleges

  • Blair School of Music

    The Blair School of Music serves as the focal point at Vanderbilt for the study of music as a human endeavor and as a performing art. Music offers to all persons a medium for the expression of the human spirit. Accordingly, the Blair School of Music addresses music through a broad array of academic, pedagogical, and performing activities. Key resources in the Blair School of Music include the Anne Potter Wilson Music Library, the Blair Student Handbook, and the Office of Academic Services.

  • College of Arts & Science

    The College of Arts and Science offers more than 60 majors and minors across a range of subjects. No matter the program, all our students learn to think creatively, analyze critically, and communicate clearly—skills that prepare them to succeed in any career throughout their lives. Explore key online resources including the Dean’s Office to connect with the many student support teams across the college, the Office of Academic Services to browse academic opportunities and support, and the College of Arts and Science Pre-Major Academic Resource Center to meet with the A&S advising team.

  • Peabody College of Education & Human Development

    The mission of the Peabody College is to enhance the human condition, with a particular focus on children’s learning and development. We do this as we always have, through the preparation of teachers and leaders; through cycles of research, implementation, and refinement; through service to families, schools, and communities; and through external engagement with professionals, leaders, and policy-makers. Key Resources in Peabody College include the Dean’s Office, the Office of Academic Services, and the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

  • School of Engineering

    The mission of the School of Engineering is to produce intellectual leaders, entrepreneurs, and innovators by recruiting the best students and providing them a top-notch education; deliver scholarship of the highest caliber, published in the most visible venues, addressing important societal problems, and be a leader in entrepreneurship and innovation, in Tennessee, the U.S., and globally. Key resources in the School of Engineering include the Dean’s Office and the Office of Academic Services.