Academic Advising Support
Undergraduate Academic Advising
Academic advising is a collaborative relationship between a student and an academic advisor. The intent of this collaboration is to assist the student in developing meaningful educational goals that are consistent with personal interests, values and abilities. Although many individuals on campus, including academic advisors, may assist the student in making decisions and accomplishing goals, the academic advisor is granted formal authority by an academic unit (college, school, department) to approve the student's academic program of study and assist the student in progressing toward the appropriate degree.
The institution, academic advisor and individual student each have a role in the advising relationship. Learn more about academic advising at the Advising Resource Center website.
- Academic Advisor Directory
- Advising Resource Center
- Undergraduate Majors: Description, AZ Transfer Pathways, 4-Year Plans and Career Planning
- Undergraduate Majors Academic Advising Reports
- Honors College
Academic advising for students who have not selected a major. No Major Selected (NMS):
Students who are undecided about which major to declare can meet with advisors in the Colleges of Letters, Arts and Science (CLAS) experienced in working with students who are exploring a variety of majors, or students can declare NMS in a college in which they are fairly certain they will declare a major. For example, student wants to major in a science but has not decided which one. In this case it would be wise to declare NMS in Science.
A list of the colleges and links to the academic advisors who work with students who are exploring majors, can be found under No Major Selected on the Advising Resource Center website.
Academic Success & Achievement (ASA)
Academic Success and Achievement serves to engage students through a series of programs and services designed to assist in their academic success and retention at the University of Arizona. Including peer and/or Faculty mentoring.
Graduation Services Advisors
Graduation Services Advisors are responsible for making a final audit of each student's coursework to ensure that all university requirements for the student's degree have been met. Students will work with both their major and graduation services advisors to complete the degree audit. Students should initiate the degree candidacy application the semester prior to the intended graduation.
Commitment to Athletes Total Success Advising (CATS Advising); Student athletes are highly encouraged to work closely with both the college advisor in their major and the professional staff in the C.A.T.S. academic program to receive advice about their academic progress and support in managing their demanding schedules, all while adhering to the guidelines of the NCAA. [Learn more]
Faculty Fellows is a group of 45 outstanding UA faculty dedicated to student engagement. Each Fellow is assigned a campus site and builds relationships with that student population. [Learn more]
Transfer Student Center
The Transfer Student Center provides general guidance to students as they pursue transfer to the UA as well as support after they are admitted. Services include assistance with the University application, referrals to university services, and connections to advising and orientation programs. After being admitted, Transfer Students receive assistance with next steps and getting connected to UA services and activities.
The Veterans Services Office, in the Office of the Registrar, works in partnership with the Veterans Administration to assist veterans and their eligible dependents in the GI Bill® Education Benefits Program. [Learn more]
International students face the unique challenges of complying with complicated government regulations and acclimating to a new environment and culture. The UA provides extensive support to these students throughout their academic tenures. [Learn more]
Graduate Student Academic Services (GSAS)
The Graduate Student Academic Services (GSAS), in the Graduate College, helps students, faculty, and staff keep track of academic progress and the steps needed to complete a graduate or professional degree. [Learn more]