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Academic Advising

Sometimes you know exactly where you want to go and what you want to do. Sometimes you know your destination, but aren’t sure how to get there. Sometimes, the whole path is foggy. That’s ok. No matter which path you’re on, we’re here to help.

Academic advisors help exploratory and undecided students examine various career possibilities and help them choose a major that will be both practical and meaningful to their unique lives and dreams. The advisors in the Advising Center advise students in the pre-major and early major programs (criminology, mass communications, pre-nursing, pre-psychology, and sociology) as well as those students who are truly undecided. An academic advisement appointment typically consists of evaluating the student's past and current coursework, as well as planning a manageable schedule for the following semester.

Who is My Advisor?



College of Arts & Humanities: See a faculty member in your major department (Art, English, Foreign Languages & Literatures, History, Music, Philosophy, Theatre).

College of Social Sciences: See a faculty member in your major department (Anthropology, Criminology >45 credits, Mass Communications >45 credits, Political Science, Pre-Psychology >60 credits, Sociology >39 credits).

College of Science & Mathematics: See a faculty member in your major department (Biology >30 credits, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geosciences, Mathematics, Physics)

Richards College of Business: Make your appointment online through the RCOB website.

College of Education: Make your appointment online through the Education website.

Honors College: Email the Honors College: to make an appointment.

School of Nursing: Make your appointment online through the School of Nursing website for All BSN and RN-BSN students and Pre-Nursing majors last name A-J.

Have any questions? E-mail an advisor: 

GPA Calculator

Want to calculate your Grade Point Average (GPA)? Follow the instructions to log in to WolfWatch to calculate your GPA! Please call the EXCEL Center at 678.839.6280 if you have any questions or to speak with an Academic Advisor!

For online help with the registration process, click on a link below to get step-by-step instructions.

Useful Links:

Getting Internet Access
How to Register
Using Banweb to Register
How You Can Help Yourself in the Advisement Process
What You Can Expect From Your Advisor
What Your Advisor Expects From You

You should also check out the Core Curriculum Guide.

Getting Internet Access: (Back to Links)

If you don't have Internet access at home, there are many computer labs on campus available for students to register on the web. The EXCEL Center offers Internet access in the UWGeek Squad lab in Room 211 of the UCC Monday through Thursday from 8:00am-8:00pm and Fridays from 8:00am-5:00pm. {Summer hours: Monday - Friday 8:00am-5:00pm} The University Community Center and the Registrar's Office also offer web registration. You can also register in person at the Registrar's Office (located in Parker Hall) on or after your assigned day. To do this, you must have a signed registration form from your advisor. The Registrar's Office is open for registration on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 9:00am-4:45pm.

How to Register(Back to Links)

First you need to meet with your assigned Academic Advisor. If you have a major, you are advised in your major department. Undecided students and select Pre-Majors are advised at the EXCEL center. Know your registration date - it should be listed on flyers around campus as well as be available within The Scoop. You are able to register online, using the instructions below, or you may go to the Registrar's office in Parker Hall. If you plan to make changes to your schedule, be sure to consult the Core Curriculum Guide or check back with your advisor. After registering, be sure to print your bill and pay it to avoid any late registration fees.

Using Banweb to Register: (Back to Links) Click HERE for a video tutorial.

If you need any assistance, contact the EXCEL Center @ 678-839-6280.

How You Can Help Yourself in the Advisement Process (Back to Links)

What You Can Expect From Your Advisor: (Back to Links)

What Your Advisor Expects From You: (Back to Links)