Working with the regional and global Salem State Community, Academic Advising’s mission is to provide the foundation for informed academic decision-making by educating, advocating, encouraging, assisting, and empowering a diverse undergraduate student population, as it relates to successful academic outcomes.
Academic advising is the foundation upon which a student develops his or her academic program. Through academic advising, students identify and explore the educational opportunities available at Salem State. Meeting regularly with an advisor, students plan their programs, complete degree requirements and benefit from a mentor/mentee relationship with a member of the faculty or the academic advising center professional staff.
Frederick E. Berry Library
Learning Commons, first floor
Monday-Friday: 8:30 am-5 pm
Summer Notes: Staff is limited during the summer months and we encourage students to plan accordingly based on the following:
- August 18-29 (availability is limited; please call 978.542.7049 in advance)
- August 31-September 9 walk-ins only 8:30-5pm
- September 10 appointment schedule resumes, Monday-Friday 8:30-5pm
Please note: All day students are assigned to a faculty advisor within their major program, this information can be found your Navigator account; Student Home>Academic Home>View my advisor.
If you need additional assistance and your faculty advisor is not available, students could also meet with a knowledgable staff member in the academic advising office. Appointments are strongly encouraged, please refer to the advisor-student assignments below (subject to change):
|If your last name begins with...||You will meet with the following advisor...|
|S-Z and Veterans||Melissa Thayer|
|Undeclared students||Barbara Tierney|
Below you will find our academic advising syllabus [Word doc], which is designed to assist you throughout your time at Salem State by pointing out specific objectives and milestones related to each class year. We encourage you to review the documents prior to your appointment.
Syllabus Overview [Word doc] (all students)
Freshmen [Word doc] (0-23 credits)
Sophomores [Word doc] (24-53 credits)
Juniors [Word doc] (54-89 credits)
Seniors [Word doc] (90+ credits)
In the meantime, if you have questions, view our FAQs [Word doc] for important academic information.