Each student is assigned a faculty advisor. The primary function of the advisor is to provide academic guidance as the student plans and implements a program of study. Advisors offer their advisees personal and academic support, general advice, support for career planning and serve as mentors and coaches. The student shares responsibility for maintaining contact with her/his advisor. Students are welcome to request changes in advisor assignment when their academic interests evolve. A student may change advisors by completing a change of advisor form. Students also have access to one or more professional advisors for general academic support and advising.