The Academic Advising Resource Center offers a range of services and resources to help you advise students in their academic pursuits at Oberlin. Our staff will support your advising efforts as necessary in such areas as course selections and scheduling, academic and degree planning, registration and more.

AdviseStream gives advisors the tools to manage their entire advising world in one place. AdviseStream integrates and streamlines workflows, reports, and analyses for advisors, giving them time for quality interactions with students.

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AdviseStream Video Tutorials

Sync Google Calendar
Admissions Packet
Create Reports
AdviseStream Alerts

Degree Works is a comprehensive, web-based, academic advising and degree audit tool that helps students and their advisors successfully navigate curriculum requirements. This system allows for real-time academic advising, streamlined degree planning, and more.
Degree Works has a number of useful functions for students as they plan their academic courses.
Advisors can access Degree Works through PRESTO.

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OnBase is a document management system that speeds up decision-making while improving communication. OnBase integrates with our student information system, which enables the documents and data stored in OnBase to sync with our system of record.

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PRESTO stands for Personal Records for Employees and Students. It is our online records system used by employees and students at Oberlin College.

What advisors can do in PRESTO:

Once you log in to PRESTO and see the Main Menu, select the "Faculty and Advisors" link to view the Faculty Services menu page. The following options on the Faculty Services web page will provide information about your advisee.

Perhaps the most useful link from Faculty Services is the Advisor Menu. You may select a term to view information or a specific student T-number. Generally, however, the most commonly used options on this page are:

  • Advisee List
  • Academic transcript
  • Student information
  • Registration history and grades
  • Curriculum information 
  • Degree Works
  • Holds
  • SAT and ACT test scores
  • Registration consents
  • Class schedules
  • Barnes and Noble Textbook Wizard


A VPN is a virtual private network. It is a connection between Oberlin’s programs and your home or off-campus computer that will allow you to access Banner, PRESTO, Degree Works, AdviseStream, and other Oberlin sites while you are off campus.

You will need to use your Obie ID and password to sign in each time you connect to the VPN.

VPN Video Tutorial

How to use Oberlin’s VPN