Advising

Will I have an advisor?

Yes. Your advisor’s name and contact information will be viewable on Student Services Online by the end of orientation week. Prior to that, if you have questions about class scheduling or registration, please contact the Office of Student Services by sending an e-mail to sw-studentservices@columbia.edu.

What is my advisor’s role?

In the pre-field phase of your program, your advisor will be an Office of Advising staff member, Natasha Dachos. She helps you map out your program of study. When you enter field, your advisor will be seasoned professional social worker who is employed by CSSW to serve as your educational support in both the classroom and field. Click here for Direct Practice Advisor. Click here for Final Year Advisor.

What if my advisor is not available: is there someone else at the School I can speak to?

If you’re not able to reach your advisor, you should contact the Office of Advising. Email swadvising@columbia.edu.

What should I do if questions arise about my academic plan or field placements, or if personal issues arise that could affect my performance in field and class?

For help with additional questions on advising-related matters, please contact the Office of Advising at:
E-mail: swadvising@columbia.edu
Counseling: By appointment. Go to online appointment system.