Advising Questionnaire 

First-Year Students

Please complete this questionnaire and submit it as soon as possible. It will be read by your academic advisor and the dean of academic services. Information about your academic and extracurricular interests will also be shared with your Student Success Leader and faculty members in your academic areas of interest.
Home Town and State/Country:    
1. What about Hollins attracted you the most?
2. Which subject areas are you most interested in studying at Hollins? 

What are you considering as a possible major?

4. Are you interested in any of  the following?  If so, check the box.
  pre-med         pre-vet         pre-law         education
5. As you know, you will enroll in a first-year seminar in the fall.  You must select at least four of the seminars below that interest you.  You will be assigned to one of your choices.  Please note we will NOT place you in a seminar if  you select fewer than four choices. 



ART 197F:  Pirate, Princess, Prioress, Pilgrim: Uppity Women in the Middle Ages


ART 197F:  Theories of Color: Beyond Red, Yellow and Blue


COMM 197F:  Analyzing Pop Culture

     d. COMM 197F: How to Watch TV

ECON/ES 197F:  Incompatibles? Economics, Nature and Globalization


ES /INTL 197F:  Consuming French Culture


ENG 197F:  Your Life and Middlemarch

     h.       HIST 197F:  What is a Nation?

HIST/CLAS 197F:  Rome and Shakespeare


HUM 197F:  The Passion for Power and the Power of Passion


INTL 197F:  Science Fiction, Politics  and Society:  A Critical Introduction


MATH 197F:  Games, Puzzles and Logic


MUS 197F:  Girls in Pink Tights: An Exploration of Women on Broadway

  n. PHIL 197F:  Biff! Bam! Kapow!: The Philosophy of Superheroes
  o. PSY 197F:  The Creative Brain
  p. THEA 197F:  Mythbusters


Why did you select these particular seminars? Write a sentence or two about each.

Have you had experience using library resources to write papers?  Yes           No

Print resources?     Yes           No
  Electronic resources (not web)?   Yes           No
   If so, please describe.  
8. Which language(s) did you study in high school?  Spanish, French, Latin, German, other
  Spanish         French         Latin       German     Other
9. Are you interested in studying abroad?    Yes           No
If yes, in which country would you most like to study?  
10. Do you expect to need help with study skills during your first year at Hollins?     Yes           No

 If yes, please specify

             time management

  study skills




  other     Please specify.  



In order to receive learning accommodations at Hollins, you will need to forward a copy of your testing information from your doctor/psychologist, etc. to Vicki McMahon, Assistant to the Dean of Academic Services.  The documentation may be mailed (Hollins University, PO Box 9523, Roanoke, VA  24020), faxed (540-362-6690) or emailed ( This documentation must include what tests were administered, the results, and recommendations.  Please note that the information must not be more than three years old. For questions or additional information, please contact Vicki McMahon at 540-362-6333 or


Please complete the following sentences:

At Hollins, in addition to earning a quality education, I am looking forward to…

  Over the next four years, I expect Hollins to...
  In order to achieve my goals at Hollins I will...
  As I look ahead to attending Hollins, I am most worried about...
13. Name a book that you have read recently or a movie you have seen that made an impression on you. Why did it impress you?

14. What do you consider your greatest accomplishments to date?
15. What do you like to do in your spare time?
16. What cocurricular activities do you think you might like to participate in at Hollins?
17. Is there anything else you would like your advisor to know about you?