The goal of academic advising is to assist students in developing educational plans consistent with career and life goals and to provide students with the information and skills needed to pursue those goals. It not only involves telling students what they need to know, but also aims to enable them to find things out for themselves. It is important to seek advice from an academic advisor often, rather than meeting only when problems arise. We encourage all students to see an academic advisor at least once each semester to review and adjust academic plans and course selections.



Chugiak-Eagle River Campus has two academic advisors on staff to meet your scheduling needs. Advisors can assist you with declaring or changing majors and minors, explaining general requirements for graduation, assisting with course selection and planning, transcript review for transfer/military students, filing academic and financial aid appeals, petitions, reinstatements, and general guidance on UAA policies.

Cheryl Smith has been advising with the university for over 20 years.  Take advantage of her time and set up an education plan for yourself or come in to discuss the best options for your future.

  • Tuesday and Thursday
  • 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Phone: 907-786-7600
  • Walk-ins welcome on a time available basis.

Annie Passarello is the student services manager and has served as the academic advisor for undergraduate science for two years on main campus prior to joining the Chugiak-Eagle River Campus. She is also an adjunct instructor of physics laboratory and provides general advising and referral services for all majors at UAA.                                                  

  • Tuesday and Friday  - 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Email:
  • Phone: 907-786-7615
  • Walk-ins welcome on a time available basis.

 Advisor offices are located in our administrative office, Suite 115 on the first floor of the Eagle Center.