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What is Academic Advising?

Academic Advising is an integral part of your college experience, and is your primary resource for academic planning, course selection, and career guidance. We are happy to work with current students, as well as new or future students and transfer students.

What to Expect During an Advising Appointment

  • Review your choice of major, concentration, and minor (if applicable), and discuss any questions or concerns.
  • Review your Degree Works plan.
  • Create or update your personalized long range plan that outlines all of the courses you need to take to complete your degree.
  • Discuss outside factors that might be impacting your academic career, including work, family, financial needs, and much more.
  • Identify UAH resources that you may find helpful, such as meeting with the Pre-Professional Advising Office, going to the Office of Financial Aid for questions about scholarships, or the Student Success Center for help with a particularly difficult course.

Schedule an Appointment

Helpful Information for Newly Admitted Students

Newly admitted students should familiarize themselves with the information below and should plan to meet with an academic advisor up to three months prior to their starting semester, and/or during their orientation session.

Degree Requirements

New Student Checklist

Course Placement Guidelines

Registration Instructions

Currently Enrolled Students

Students should meet with their academic advisor on a regular basis (ideally every semester). Regular advising meetings will keep you on track to complete your degree in a timely manner. Students with a prehealth interest (pre-PT, pre-OT, etc) should meet with the Preprofessional Advising office on a regular basis also. Students must meet with their academic advisor during their junior year to finalize dates for internship and graduation. Students may apply for graduation up to 3 semesters prior to their projected graduation date.

Important Dates & Deadlines

Degree Requirements

Academic Misconduct

Graduation Application 


Other Helpful Links

Contact Information

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Liz Redding, Academic Advisor
WIL 329D