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The primary aim of the Office of Academic Advising is to guide students through a chosen academic program and help students establish and maintain a path to graduation. Each student is assigned an academic advisor who works to connect students to the services and support available at the university. Students should meet regularly with their assigned academic advisor regarding the chosen academic program and progress toward the intended degree. Each student must also obtain the approval of the assigned academic advisor before registering and/or making registration changes.

American University of Bahrain recognizes that students hold the primary responsibility for their education and, hence, for their program choices. However, the academic advisor’s guidance is crucial in developing an informed basis for making responsible and expedient academic decisions. The obligation to know and abide by the regulations of the chosen program resides with the student. Thus, academic advisors assist with academic planning; however, final responsibility rests with the student.  

Academic advisors are assigned before students enroll in classes. If, for any reason, a student wishes to have a different academic advisor, the student may submit an official Change of Academic Advisor request form.