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Academic Advising

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Academic Policies

Although Grinnell College is noted for its open curriculum — consistent with our philosophy of self-governance — the College is not without a significant number of policies related to a student's academic life.

Mission & Goals of the Academic Advising Office


The Academic Advising Office, within  Academic Affairs and Dean of the College, helps students develop the skills and strategies they need to be effective, independent, active learners so they can succeed in their academic endeavors. We fulfill our mission by collaborating with students, faculty and other offices, integrating a variety of resources and services in a respectful and supportive environment.

Our primary functions: