The Center offers guidance, counseling, and information to students in making decisions concerning their majors when they proceed from the Junior to the Senior Division. Such guidance is needed because of the "late specialization" policy of the University, and the stiff competition that exists for places in some of the more popular Faculties and Departments.
Students who seek guidance can receive detailed information in the Center's information room or through its web site about teaching and research conducted at various Faculties and College and Graduate Schools, and on where they stand relative to other students in academic performance. Also with the publication of the Academic Guidance Center News , which introduces various Faculties/Departments and provides the latest information, the Center serves as a vital information hub for students in the Junior Division. Information in particular demand is stored in a database for easy computer reference. The Center is crowded with students particularly at the beginning of the semester, when transcripts come out, and when the due date for registering their choice of major is near. Many students also visit the Center for personal guidance on their academic career.
The Center sponsors symposia every year with speakers invited from all the Faculties on the other campuses as well as the College of Arts and Sciences. In April 2010, ten speakers gave various illuminating lectures on the theme "How I Chose My Specialized Field of Study." The lectures were followed by lively discussions between the speakers and students, providing a valuable opportunity for participating students to think in detail about their academic future.