College of Science Academic Advising Our goal is to make your UAH experience a success! Make an appointment at uahscience.youcanbook.me. Go to www.uah.edu/academic-advising to download UAH Student Resource Guide (lists campus resources and their locations) UAH New Student Checklist (lists steps new students must complete prior to first semester) Who is my advisor? Where is my advisor located? How do I meet with an advisor? Do they have walk-ins hours? Do advisors respond to email? Which advisor should I email? When do I meet with my advisor? What happens during an advising appointment? Why should I meet with an advisor? Who is my advisor? The College of Science has 2 academic advisors: Morgan Lewis firstname.lastname@example.org Jennifer Bradley email@example.com Where is my advisor located? In the Materials Science Building MSB C206 campus map How do I meet with an advisor? Do they have walk-ins hours? Make an appointment at uahscience.youcanbook.me Appointments are required for advising, except during “emergency” days (ex: the last day to drop a class and the last day to withdraw from a class). Do advisors respond to email? Which advisor should I email? Yes! While we want to see you in person to discuss your degree plans at UAH, we prefer to answer questions such as, “When do I register for classes,” or “Help! I can’t get into a class,” by email. Please email only one advisor to get your question answered. But I emailed an advisor over 2 days ago and haven’t heard back, what do I do? During busy times of the year: registration week, the beginning of each semester and summer orientation season, it will take 1+ days for an advisor to respond to your email. We haven’t forgotten about you, but have a lot of students who encounter registration errors and need an override/adjustment. Each email requires individual time and attention, so please be patient. We will respond and work as quickly as possible to get your issue resolved. When do I meet with my advisor? You are required to see a Science advisor twice a year, once in the Fall and once in the Spring semester to review your academic plans, progress and goals. Fall semester: Get advised in September or October. Spring semester: Get advised in February or March, for Fall & Summer. It’s beneficial to meet with an advisor prior to the start of registration. For the exact dates registration opens, visit www.uah.edu/registrar/calendars. Early advising = greater choice of appointment times. What happens during an advising appointment? During your advising appointment, you and the advisor: Review your choice of major, minor, and concentration (if applicable). Review your CAPP evaluation, a self-serve advising tool available available at my.uah.edu. To learn more about how to use CAPP, visit www.uah.edu/registrar/capp. Discuss the classes you need to take for the upcoming semester. Create a plan that outlines the remainder of courses you need to take to complete your degree. Discuss factors that might be impacting your academic career. Life outside of UAH can include work, family and financial needs. We can help you identify how to make your degree requirements mesh with your life demands. Identify UAH academic and student affairs resources that you may find helpful, such as meeting with the Pre-Professional Advising or going to the Financial Aid office for questions about scholarships. Review CoS opportunities such as: Science Ambassadors, clubs, part-time job opportunities, and identifying how to contact professors to conduct research. Why should I meet with an advisor? Because we care! Our job is to help make sure you are having a positive experience. This includes informing you about changes that may impact your degree plan to providing resources that help make your college experience better.