Meet Your Advisors
Working closely with the Academic Advising Center will help you access resources for your education and help you achieve your academic goals.
At the Academic Advising Center, there are Advisors and Peer Advisors(PA) for your majors to serve UAC students.
Mandatory Advising Program
Students are encouraged to meet with their advisors at any time with questions or concerns about academics or progress toward their degree. At certain points in every student’s academic career, they are required to meet with an advisor to continue attending classes. Students who do not meet with an advisor at these times will have an academic hold placed on their records, preventing them from registering for future semesters.
1. First Year Milestone Advising
Because interacting with an academic advisor early in your university career leads to college success and completion, we require that new first year students meet with an advisor at their first semester.
Students admitted as new freshman and who are in their first semester of enrollment at the UAC are required to meet with an advisor at their first semester.
No completion of First Year advising: May 15th for Spring admitted students or November 15th for Fall admitted students, a registration hold will be placed on your record preventing you from registering for following semesters.
2. Undeclared with 60+ Credits
Students with 60+ credit hours and at least 2 prior terms of enrollment who have not yet declared a major are required to meet with their major advisor in the Academic Advising Center.
3. Transition to Salt Lake Campus
Students applying for transitioning to SL must meet with their advisor for filing transition form.
Academic advising is a learning process and partnership between the student and advisor. So that you can participate in this learning experience:
- Log into Campus Information Systems (CIS), click on "My Degree Dashboard", generate and review your Degree Audit. You and your advisor will discuss your Degree Audit in your appointment.
- Bring ideas for your class schedule.
- Compile a list of your questions.
- Ensure your AP, IB and concurrent enrollment credits have been posted. View instructions to post credit.
- Click “Book An Appointment” under the advisors or go to the web page: https://utahasia.mywconline.com/
- Create your login ID and pass words: make sure you use your UID
- Login with your UID and passwords
- Select drop down menu of “Academic Advising Center”
- Select the advisor you are willing to meet
- Select the time that you are available in white box
- Type your UID, phone number, and the topic you would like to talk about with your advisor
- Appointment is set!
- Be on time for the appointment in U738-740
*Walk-ins are available to meet with peer advisors
- Listen attentively to your questions and concerns, and maintain confidentiality.
- Respect your unique interests, abilities, and circumstances.
- Help you explore a variety of academic options that support your personal and career interests.
- Explain general education requirements.
- Explain the various Communication/Psychology/Film and Media Arts/Urban Ecology/Civil and Environmental Engineering/Electrical Engineering/Computer Engineering degree requirements.
- Assist you in building an appropriate class schedule.
- Refer you to appropriate campus resources as needed.
- Help you learn how to search out answers for yourself.
- Make decisions for you. Choices you make about courses to take or what to major/minor in must be yours, since the results of those decisions affect your future.
- Clear you for graduation. While the Undergraduate Advising Services can help you plan your courses to meet graduation requirements and sign graduation papers, you are responsible for making sure that you have met the requirements. The graduation office has the final authority in determining when you have satisfied all of the requirements for your degree.
- Generate and bring a Degree Dashboard.
- Compile a list of your questions. Questions are encouraged! Let us know when you need assistance with classes, ways to get involved, or even personal health concerns.
- Ensure your AP, IB and concurrent enrollment credits (if you have them) have been posted.
- Be prepared for advising sessions by bringing appropriate documents, making a list of questions and planning a tentative schedule.
- Honestly communicate your unique interests, abilities, and circumstances with your advisor.
- Take responsibility for achieving your success and accepting the consequences of your academic and personal decisions.
- Meet with your advisor regularly, we recommend meeting with an advisor every semester.
- Make sure that your AP, IB and transfer credits have been transferred to the U for evaluation.
- Arrive for your appointment on time. If you need to cancel, please let us know ASAP to allow us to assist other students needing appointments.