As with all freshmen, the freshman academic advisor for Transitions students is their freshman seminar instructor. Students also receive additional, secondary advising from the Director of the Transitions program. Upon declaring their major (usually in the second semester of freshman year), students are assigned a new advisor by the appropriate department or program. However, the Director of the Transitions program remains available to all Transitions students for secondary advising throughout their enrollment at Dominican.


Each Transitions student will be assigned a peer mentor who has successfully completed the program. Some peer mentors are Dominican graduates who continue to give back to the university by working in the program. Peer mentors meet with first-year students regularly throughout the year for a variety of organized and informal social activities.


The Academic Resource Center offers individualized tutoring sessions in English, math and other subjects. In addition, the Transitions program and the AEC work together to organize group tutoring sessions that provide extra support in math.