Until Open Admissions Hunter College had no formal office for academic advising. Prior to 1970 the curriculum had been structured so that new students had few choices to make during their first three or four semesters. Counselors in the Dean of Students’ Office did a modicum of advising in connection with counseling students with regard to personal problems, but they were not there specifically to provide extensive assistance with students’ academic affairs. The associate dean of instruction dispensed some academic advice, primarily with respect to students on probation or working their way back to matriculation via the evening School of General Studies, and handled administrative appeals on academic matters, such as requests for extensions of the time limits for handing in missing work from the preceding semester. Premed, prelaw, and preengineering advising was also performed in this office, by released-time faculty.