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Where do you go for advisement?

Students are assigned to different departments for advising based on their majors or programs of study. Departments will direct students to the appropriate advisor within the major or program, depending on program requirements and areas of faculty experience.

All students who have declared a major or have a specific field of interest, with exceptions noted below, will be advised in the department of their major or area of interest. Academic departments may assign advisees to individual faculty members based upon the student's plan of study.

Arts & Humanities majors will be advised by a faculty member in their academic department. For more information (including a list of academic departments) visit the college website.

Science and Mathematics majors will be advised by a faculty member in their academic department.  For more information (including a list of academic departments) visit the college website.

Social Science majors will be advised by a faculty member in their academic department.  For more information (including a list of academic departments) visit the college website for more information. Pre-mass communications, pre-criminology, pre-sociology, and pre-psychology students are advised in the EXCEL Center.

Richards College of Business majors will be advised by the pre-major advisor. Please visit the college website for more information.

College of Education majors will be advised by the College of Education Advisement Center. They are located in the Education Center and can be reached at (678) 839-6050. Please visit their website for more information. Please note that Secondary Education majors should see their subject (math, history, etc.) advisor for all core/subject classes and then see the Secondary Education advisor for all education classes.

School of Nursing pre-majors will be advised by the Excel Center or School of Nursing. See below for information on the EXCEL center. Nursing majors will be advised by Faculty in the School of Nursing. Contact the School of Nursing at 678-839-6552 for advisement hours.

All freshmen who are undecided about a major will be advised in the EXCEL Center. To make an advisement appointment, call or stop by the EXCEL Center in room 200 of the UCC. You may call for an appointment at 678-839-6280, and if you have questions about advisement, email them at helpme@westga.edu. 

Honors College students will be advised in the Honors House by the Dean of the Honors College, staff members of the Honors College, or a member of the Honors College Committee.