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Advising within the College

What is Advising?

The goal of advising is to provide undergraduate students information to take best advantage of what courses to take, how to declare a major and general academic questions. Your Association Dean and your Faculty Advisor are key sources of help but there are many other sources of help throughout the University (e.g., your instructors, TAs, peers, RAs, etc.).

When you enter the University of Virginia College of Arts & Sciences, you are:

  • Placed in an Association, each of which has an Association Dean who advises on academic matters.
  • Assigned a faculty advisor with whom you usually remain until you declare a major at the end of your second year.

If at any time you need help, want information, have questions, have topics to discuss or simply want to connect with a Faculty member please make an appointment to see your Association Dean. The Deans have office hours almost daily and the College also has walk-in advising in Monroe Hall from 2:30 to 4:00, Monday through Friday.

Online Calendar

During peak advising times of the semester (the first two weeks of the fall semester, early November for spring course selection and early April for fall course selection) an online calendar is available to students, Faculty and Major Directors. Faculty can use this site to create an online calendar; students can login to schedule an appointment. DUPs can manage and communicate with majors from this site.

Note: Students who wish to change their advisor may do so by seeking out another Faculty member and asking them to complete the Change of Faculty Advisor Request Form.

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This information was last updated on Friday, August 16th, 2013 | Source