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Academic Services at Brandeis is committed to the success of our students. We offer advising in every area of academic life including the selection of courses and majors, pre-health advising, preparations to study abroad, academic enrichment opportunities, and much, much more.
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A Letter from our Dean
It is such a delight to have your son or daughter with us at Brandeis University. The Office of Academic Services works with students to help them to determine their academic path. We have drop-in hours every weekday from 1-5 p.m., so a student can easily stop by our offices in Usdan 130 and have their academic questions answered. Our philosophy is that each student has their own, independent academic path, and no two paths will be exactly the same.
As your son or daughter progresses through their education, you will notice their transition from adolescence to adulthood. Some of these changes may be exciting and rewarding, such as your son or daughter being named to the Dean's List for a successful academic semester. Some of these changes may be disconcerting--your son or daughter deciding that they no longer want to major in Chemistry and instead want to major in Sociology. While you may or may not be comfortable with these changes, the two most important things to recognize are that your son or daughter is becoming independent, and that your son or daughter is communicating with you about these changes.
As you do speak with your son or daughter about their academic experience, I encourage you to ask him or her not only about their experiences on campus and in the classroom, but also if he or she has used the advising and support resources that are available. You are a powerful influence in how your son or daughter learns to make decisions and solve problems. When you ask them about their use of the available resources, you model the skills of asking for help, developing positive connections with others, and being independent problem solvers. These traits will be useful not only in college but throughout their personal and professional lives.
All of us at Brandeis are here to help your son or daughter have a successful college experience. We hope that he or she enjoys four wonderful, engaging, and transformative years.
Dean of Academic Services