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Advising, Appointment, and Accessibility Information

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What is Academic Advising?

Academic advising is a dynamic relationship between a student and advisor.  At the center is a shared responsibility for an education plan that incorporates personal, social, academic, and career considerations.  Academic advising focuses on identifying life goals, acquiring skills and attitudes that promote intellectual growth, and becoming academically successful.

All academic advising begins with a professional advisor in the UARC and at a designated point (varies by major/college) students transition to a faculty advisor.

Academic advising is one of the most important resources a student can take advantage of to complete their degree in a reasonable length of time.

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What does a Typical Academic Advising Appointment Look Like in the UARC?

Your UARC professional academic advisor will spend time getting to know you, learning about your interests, skills, and values. They will provide you with suggestions on how to research majors, minors, and careers. You can expect them to offer their support and assistance regarding academic and personal challenges with a listening ear and by referring you to relevant resources. At the appropriate time each semester they will help you develop a list of course options for the following term.

Information on scheduling an appointment with a UARC advisor can be found on the Meeting With A UARC Advisor page.

Appointment Options

Students can choose to meet with an advisor in-person or virtually. Virtual appointments are conducted using Zoom. If you have a need for a private space or a computer for a virtual meeting with a UARC advisor, the UARC has private offices that can be used for that purpose.

Accessibility

The UARC is proud to be a part of a university-wide commitment to provide facilities, programs, and services that respect the dignity and independence of all students. If you have a need for reasonable accommodations in meeting with a UARC academic advisor, please call our office at 920-424-1268.