As you prepare for your sophomore year, meet with advisor(s) in your college and/or your major. If you’re considering a supplementary major or minor, plan to meet with advisors from those disciplines also. But realize that your First Year advisor is still available and willing to answer any questions you may have.
Directors of Undergraduate Studies
Each department within a college has a director of undergraduate studies (DUS) who helps students navigate the requirements of a major, supplemental major, minor, or concentration. As you transition to your sophomore year, you may need to meet with a DUS to be able to register for fall courses reserved for majors.
College Advising Offices
The offices of undergraduate studies in the School of Architecture, the College of Arts and Letters, the Mendoza College of Business, the College of Engineering, and the College of Science are your resource for college requirements and processes like study abroad approval, scheduling, and approval for graduation. Each Notre Dame student is assigned an advisor in these offices.
Your Personal Identification Number (PIN) is a four-digit number that you need to access NOVO, the online registration system, to register for the fall semester of your sophomore year. This past fall, you received your PIN from your First Year advisor at your November registration meeting. During early April, you will need to attend an advising meeting hosted by your college and/or major (also known as “PIN Night”) to receive it. In these sessions, your new advisor will:
- explain the specific college and degree requirements for your program
- assist you in planning a schedule for fall registration
- inform you of important procedures and processes.
It is important for you to attend an advising session, so be sure you find out when and where your meeting will be hosted. These events will be posted on the First Year Advising website calendar and will appear in our monthly newsletter beginning in March. You will also receive an email in your ND Gmail account providing details before the time of the event.