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From the day you enroll at Clark until the day you graduate, you’ll benefit from an exceptional degree of mentorship, guidance, and support.

Our advising and support services include a broad range of people, programs, and resources to help you thrive during your time here — and prepare for the future. Your support team will help you explore every facet of who you are, chart your ideal academic and career journey, and build the skills and knowledge to achieve your most ambitious goals.

Faculty Advising

Faculty advising starts with your pre-major faculty adviser, who provides guidance until you declare a major. Once you declare a major, your faculty advising will shift to a major faculty adviser, who can provide in-depth insight and help you design an educational program relevant to your future career.

Some of the key decisions you will make with the help of your faculty adviser include:

  • Choosing courses both to meet Clark’s academic requirements and to support your intellectual growth
  • Clarifying which academic and career pathways best fit your interests and abilities
  • Determining what you will do after Clark, be it graduate school or a career path

LEEP Student Success Network

Clark’s Liberal Education and Effective Practice (LEEP) curriculum is supported by the LEEP Student Success Network, a constellation of academic advising and support staff that complements the work of faculty advisers. The following offices in the LEEP Student Success Network provide sustained and coordinated guidance to students through their academic experience and career development:


Pre-professional Advising

We offer a range of pre-professional advising to support students who are pre-med, pre-law, and pre-engineering. Pre-professional advisers will help ensure that your education is structured so you can achieve your future professional goals. Pre-professional advising is coordinated in our Academic Advising Center.

Additional Support Services

The Dean of Students office can help address any concerns you may have, whether personal or academic. Student Affairs staff members are prepared to help you with physical and mental health services, residential life, leadership opportunities, emergency loans, student records, leaves of absence, course withdrawals, matters concerning your University status, and more.

The Office of Multicultural and First Generation Student Support offers study groups, peer mentoring, advising, and more to first-generation college students and students who identify as African-American, Latino/a, Asian-American, Native-American, or multiracial.