• Students at Lang are encouraged to participate in the creation and direction of their education, working with advisors to plan their academic road map. The focus of advisement at Lang is to challenge students to think broadly about their education.

    Academic Advisors

    Academic Advisors can provide you with academic and administrative support throughout your studies at Lang. They can direct you to academic resources, financial aid and student health resources, and extracurricular programs including internships and study abroad opportunities. Through scheduled appointments or walk-in hours, academic advisors are available to respond to your questions and concerns about any aspects of your studies or student life.

    You can schedule an appointment with your academic advisor via the Student Success Network, also known as Starfish, which can be found on the Academics tab of MyNewSchool. First-year students are assigned an academic advisor who is an expert in the first-year experience. Sophomore, junior, and senior students are assigned an academic advisor based on their last names. For questions about academic advising, please contact the Center for Student Success at 212.229.5100 x2264 or

    Faculty Advisors

    Lang students have more academic freedom than students at many other colleges and universities. This freedom reinforces the importance of faculty advising as well. Your faculty advisor can provide guidance and mentoring as you make important decisions about your studies and college life, from the courses you want to take the next semester to the career opportunities you would like to pursue after graduation. The instructor of your first-year seminar serves as your faculty advisor during your freshman year at Lang.

    First Year Fellows

    First year students also have a first-year fellow, an upper-level student who can assist you during your first semester at Lang. The fellows lead the first-year workshops designed to help you develop good study habits, academic planning and time management skills, critical thinking abilities and seminar discussion techniques, and personal health and safety awareness. They also introduce new students to social justice theory and practice at Lang. New students, read more about the first year experience.