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:  Stitched and Bound:  Explorations in Papermaking and Books


COMM 197F:  Analyzing Pop Culture


ENG/GWS 197F:  Mothers and Daughters in Literature and Film


ENG/GWS 197F:  Women/Bodies/Voices


ES /INTL 197F:  Consuming French Culture


FILM 197F:  Organic Filmmaking

     h.       HIST 197F: Earliest Christianity

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


MATH 197F:  Games, Puzzles and Logic


MUS 197F: Taking the Crooked Road Through Virginia’s Musical Heritage


PHIL 197F:  Biff! Bam! Kapow!: The Philosophy of Superheroes


PSY 197F:  Positive Psychology: The Science of Happiness


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.  

11. Do you have any documented learning issues of which you would like your advisor and instructors to be aware?    
     Yes           No
If yes, please describe: 

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?