Academic Advisor | Vision Science (MS)

Upon admission, students are assigned an academic advisor to help them prepare a proposed program of study until a thesis advisor is selected. By the end of the first year, in consultation with the student, the VSG program assigns a thesis advisor to direct the student's thesis project and monitor the student's coursework. 

The function of the academic advisor is to represent the department to the student: to explain the degree requirements, get on the case if the student is falling behind the progress, and approve the student's class schedule.

Students should consult with their academic advisor before the time for course registration and whenever he/she is having difficulties academically or in other aspects of their graduate life. The academic advisor may be able to act as an advocate for the student, either in representing him/her to the college or in providing pointers to resources of assistance.