/ Registrar's Office


Academic advising supports students in discerning and planning for Hope and beyond.

First-year advising

If you are coming to Hope as a first-year student, your advisor is your First Year Seminar (FYS) professor. You may declare a major any time after your first semester. Once you have declared a major, you’ll be assigned an advisor within that academic department.

If you have questions about First Year Seminars, please contact Dr. Ryan White.

Major advising
If you have declared a major, your primary advisor will be a faculty member within that academic department. If you have two or more majors, your primary advisor will be assigned to you based on your first major. You may also meet with additional major/minor advisors for help choosing classes, learning more about professions, etc., but they will not be assigned to you as a primary advisor.
Transfer advising

As a transfer student, you will work directly with staff in the Registrar's Office to register for your first semester at Hope. At that time, you will be assigned a faculty advisor within your intended area of study. You may declare a major any time after you begin your first semester at Hope.

Find out more about transferring credits to Hope.

Health professions advising

In addition to your primary advisor, if you are planning to continue to graduate school for a health profession, we have an exceptional health professions advisor to assist you.

Contact Emily Baker or Terri Cregg to schedule a time to discuss your path toward graduate school for a health profession. Information is also available on the health professions advising pages.

If you are interested in nursing, contact the Nursing Department.


Class registration Registrar’s Office staff
Degree Works Alyssa Boss or Registrar’s Office staff
Vocational discernment and academic major selection Dr. Ryan White or Boerigter Center
Find out who your primary advisor is plus.hope.edu > Registrar and Student Accounts > View Student Information