Academic Advising

The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University Academic Advising Office advises undergraduate students about their academic interests, degree requirements, course registration and degree plans. We help students make meaning of their academic experiences and support the development of strong academic skills.

The Academic Advising Office also provides additional academic advising, support, and resources for students who want to:

  • Draft a semester-by-semester 4-year plan
  • Plan for course registration
  • Develop more effective study skills and habits
  • Explore options for potential majors, minors or future careers
  • Address academic challenges related to leaves of absence, illness, incomplete grades, or other academic difficulties

We also utilize a faculty-based advising system with training and support from the Academic Advising Office, the Registrar’s Office, and other campus resources. Incoming first-year students are assigned a Primary Faculty Advisor who they will work with during their entire first year in college.

In college, independence includes knowing when to ask questions and seek support. The Academic Advising Office is here to talk through your goals, interests and priorities. In collaboration with your primary faculty advisor, we can help you create academic plans that align with your goals. Scheduling a 30-minute appointment with an academic advisor is a great way to work through procedural and technical questions about registration and make sure you are on track for graduation.

Schedule an appointment at The Hive or review the following resources:

Appointments: The HIVE
Email: [email protected]

Campus Location

102 Academic Services Building, College of Saint Benedict
Phone: 320-363-5687


Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Academic Advising is available for in person, phone or virtual appointments.

Academic Advising Staff

The Network for Academic Success

Saint Ben’s and Saint John’s students have a suite of support services available to them! The Network for Academic Success includes offices that speak to a wide range of academic topics and experiences. All students are encouraged to engage with these services to excel in their academic studies at CSB and SJU.