Academic Advising Guide for Students WELCOME TO WILLIAM PATERSON UNIVERSITY! We are very pleased that you chose William Paterson as your academic home for the next few years. We are confident that you made the best choice in selecting us because we are committed to ensuring the success and welfare of all of our students. Our faculty and staff are among the best in the country. To start you out on the right foot, we have adopted an academic advising system that will assist you in attaining educational excellence and in developing abilities for lifelong independent learning. Our advising system also helps you to achieve your personal, academic, career, and professional goals. We want you to get the most out of your college career, and we have found a direct link between academic advisement and your success in choosing the best courses and, eventually, the best career.