Every student at DigiPen is assigned both a Faculty Mentor and a Student Success Advisor.

Faculty Mentors are available to help students create educational and professional goals and help each student develop a deeper appreciation of his or her field of study. 

Student Success Advisors assist students with class registration, course selection, and academic success skill development and answer questions regarding Institute academic policies and procedures

Your Faculty Mentor is assigned upon matriculation. This means that you will not know your Faculty Mentor assignment until the week of Orientation. If students have questions before matriculation, they should contact the Student Success Advisor designated for their program. Matriculated students can use SRS to find their Faculty and Student Success Advisors. To do so:

  • Log in to SRS using your eight-digit ID number and assigned password
  • Move the mouse to "My Profile" at the top of the page
  • Click "My Record" on the drop-down menu
  • Your advisor assignments are in the right column at the bottom of the "Academic Information" column

It is recommended that students meet with their Student Success Advisors at least once a year and when applying for graduation. This ensures that the student is enrolling in the correct classes and is doing well in them. Students should speak to their Student Success Advisors about:

  • Choosing classes for the coming semester
  • Academic progress
  • Setting academic goals
  • Changing majors
  • Preparation for graduation
  • Social issues

Students should speak to their Faculty Mentors about:

  • Professional development
  • Career goals
  • Developing further appreciation for their degree program

Students can seek academic advice through their Student Success Advisor as long as they maintain an "enrolled" status at DigiPen.

Contact studentsuccess[at]digipen[dot]edu or one of the following Student Success Advisors with any academic advising questions.

Teresa Boyes

Director of Student Success, RTIS/CE/BAMSD/BSCSDA/MSCS
Email: tboyes[at]digipen[dot]edu
Phone: (425) 629-5088

Sydney Self

Student Success Advisor, BAGD/BSCSGD & Data Specialist
Email: sydney[dot]self[at]digipen[dot]edu
Phone: (425) 895-4445

Joanne Wang, M. Ed

Student Success Advisor, BFA/MFA/Sound Design & Coordinator of Tutoring Services
Email: jwang[at]digipen[dot]edu
Phone: (425) 629-4846


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