Academic Advising

Mission Statement

The Office of Undergraduate Advising is committed to providing a signature advising experience that promotes holistic learning and understanding of the integrated and multi-discipline curriculum and prepares the next generation of scholars and leaders. Academic advising provides undergraduates with academic strategies that reinforce a research-oriented liberal arts and sciences education inclusive of how students learn and develop in pursuit of their academic and career endeavors.

You can find information about the following here:

Academic Advising
  • Major exploration and selection
  • Faculty mentorship and signature works
  • Pre-Professional advising (e.g., Pre-Med, Pre-Law)
  • Academic engagement (e.g., student support services, student-faculty relations, academic referrals)
Academic Resource Center
  • Tutoring (e.g., math, chemistry, physics, biology)
  • Academic coaching (e.g., study strategy, learning preferences, time management)
  • Academic citizenship (e.g., academic expectations, residential academic initiatives, academic grit)

Academic Advisors

All undergraduate students entering Duke Kunshan University enter without a major and are assigned an academic advisor. Before declaring a major, students work with their academic advisors, and potentially others to develop a long-range academic plan, explore degree options, select a major, and choose appropriate student success strategy to navigate college. Students develop personal academic plans that lay out future courses being selected over remaining semesters and is reviewed by advisors to confirm such courses will meet established requirements for graduation.

Faculty Mentors

Once you declare your major, you will be assigned an additional faculty mentor (whom may be your current advisor) to get discipline-specific academic advice and coach you through your Signature Work. Specifically, Faculty mentors help students identify major questions, problems, or issues on which they would like to work, and to develop a pathway that includes three thematically linked courses drawn from students' interdisciplinary studies, disciplinary studies or electives, one or more co-curricular (Practice-Orientated Education) experiences, and two capstone courses in which a student creates a substantial scholarly or creative signature product.

Contact Us

Office: Suite 3213, Academic Building
Email: advising@dukekunshan.edu.cn
Phone: +86 512 3665 7031