022_Sterling2011Entering students are assigned a faculty advisor. After the first year, students choose an advisor. Advisors for juniors and seniors are associated with their major. Advisors assist students with course selection and meeting program requirements, including filling out a long-term study plan. All faculty and staff members act as resources available to the student. Their involvement in discussion of issues and interpretation of program goals has long been a strength of Sterling.

To help support the advising process, the following forms are available for download or online:

Advising Journal Form

Self-Designed Majors

Self Designed Major: A Guide to the Process

Self Designed Major Proposal Form

Independent Studies & Senior Projects

Independent Study Proposal (online form)

College Teaching Experience Application (online form)

Senior Project Proposal Guidelines (online form)

Guidelines for Student-Owned Livestock

Degree Checklists

Self-Designed Major Degree Checklist

Sustainable Agriculture Degree Checklist

Outdoor Education Degree Checklist

Ecology Degree Checklist

Environmental Humanities Degree Checklist

Sustainable Food Systems Degree Checklist

Additional Forms

Major Declaration Form

Add/Drop/Withdraw Form

Incomplete Course Form

Course Waiver Request Form

Internship Waiver Request Process

Leave of Absence/Exit Form

Coursework Only Petition

If you need additional forms or help, please contact your advisor, the Registrar, or the Dean of the College.