Advisement and Mentoring

NYU Abu Dhabi provides students with a network of support resources through a variety of academic and administrative offices that support student learning, academic performance, and extra-curricular exploration. At the center of this support is the newly-founded John Sexton and Lisa Goldberg Academic Resource Center.

Academic Resource Center (The “ARC”)

The NYUAD John Sexton and Lisa Goldberg Academic Resource Center’s Advising team supports students in meeting their academic goals. Academic Advisors utilize a student-centered approach to help new and continuing students persist through to graduation.

Academic advising is an essential resource in a globally diverse environment where students come with varied educational backgrounds and experiences. Having access to consistent and reliable information and building their academic planning competencies, ensures that students are equipped with the knowledge and skills to make informed decisions.

Advisors provide a variety of support, including, but not limited to:

  • Academic planning
  • Navigating degree requirements
  • Choosing a major
  • Understanding academic policies
  • Accessing resources on campus
  • Connecting with faculty and departments
  • Monitoring degree progress
  • Academic problem solving

Currently located in C2 E203, students can visit the ARC for in person drop in hours and book appointments or email advisors at For more information on how to meet with an advisor, visit the ARC webpage at

Other Advising Resources

Faculty Mentors. Upon declaring a major, students are assigned to a major mentor in their chosen course of study. Major mentors assist students in planning for study away, preparing for the senior capstone experience, and selecting courses that further their post-graduate plans.

Global Education Advisors. Staff in the Office of Global Education provide additional support for students’ study away planning. They also assist students in making decisions that enhance the value of their study away experiences. For more information go to

Registrar. The Registrar provides support throughout a student’s career with matters relating to course enrollment and interpretation of academic policies. Email the registrar at

Student Success and Well Being. This Office supports student learning through focusing on study skills, time management, and other important areas of personal growth that can be integral in academic success. For more information on how to access their services go to