Few experiences in your academic career have as much potential for influencing your collegiate experience as academic advising. Much more than getting your selected courses, developing a professional relationship with your academic advisor will help you make informed choices and decisions about your education and career.
Academic advising for undergraduates at UNCG is coordinated within each of the University’s academic units and a student’s assigned academic advisor is dependent on their selected major. You can learn more about these advising centers below.
The College of Arts and Sciences Advising Center (CASA) is responsible for coordinating academic advising support for first year and transitional students with majors in the College of Arts and Sciences.
In the College of Visual & Performing Arts (CVPA) first year students are assigned to an advisor who specializes in first year transition issues; teaches students how to navigate policies, procedures and tools; and can make referrals to other campus resources when the need arises. All sophomores, juniors and seniors in the CVPA are assigned to a faculty advisor within their discipline who can serve as a mentor for students planning to go into fields within the arts.
The Bryan School of Business has a team of professional advisors who work with you from orientation to graduation. Undergraduate students work with their assigned advisor each term for registration advising, and Bryan Undergraduate Student Services offers a wide variety of support to help students successfully navigate their collegiate experience.
The Honors College has full-time advisors available to Honors students to ensure they have a strong plan to complete Honors requirements and match long-term, life goals to their LIHC classes and activities.
The School of Education’s Office of Student Success uses a developmental advising model by which students learn how to review and understand their degree and state licensure requirements. Students are connected to academic and personal support services on campus (and in the community) to enhance their success at the university.
The Advising and Personal Development Center assists undergraduate students within the School of Health and Human Sciences (HHS) in making informed decisions as they identify and pursue educational goals to enhance their personal and professional growth and development.
The School of Nursing Advising Center staff provide initial advising consultation to new and prospective students, and then match students with faculty advisors once they have been admitted to the Upper Division.
Exploratory (undecided) majors work closely with the advisors within the Students First Office to discover their interests and skills and learn how those can translate to long-term goals and career aspirations as key components of the major selection process. The office also coordinates curricular programs for all students in Academic Recovery, supporting a successful return to academic good standing, and provides supplemental advising support to all undergraduates regardless of their academic major.
The University Advising Council is a cross-functional group of academic advising professionals and administrators who oversee academic advising strategy, implementation, and programming at UNCG.