Transition Advising

The goal of advising is to assist students in developing educational plans consistent with career/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 at enabling them to find things out for themselves. The University knows that academic success is often greater when students and their advisor share a good working relationship. It is important to know who your advisor is and to seek advice often, rather than meeting only when problems arise. All students have the right to high quality advising and the University has an obligation to ensure that advising is available to all students. 

Students admitted to UAA who are seeking a bachelor's degree but are undecided about which major to choose are advised to declare "Exploratory" as their major. All students who have declared Exploratory as their major or are non-degree seeking, please remember to bring your picture ID each time you meet with your advisor.


Complete List of Advising Contacts 

Click HERE for a list of advising contacts for all degree programs offered at UAA, including contacts for Chugiak/Eagle River, Kenai Peninsula College and Matanuska-Susitna College.

Visit the Academic Advising and Career Development Center if:

  • You are pursuing a bachelor's degree program with an undeclared major 
  • You are non-degree seeking student
  • You are a prospective student uncertain about your choice of degree program and/or major
  • You are a re-entry student uncertain about your career path.

What help can you expect from your Advisor? Advisors help student select courses required to complete UAA's General Education Requirements and suggest courses which may be of interest to students. Advisors also help students select a major, and provide guidance, support and referrals to encourage students to take advantage of UAA resources designed to support their success.

How to Make an Appointment? You can make an appointment to meet with an advisor by calling 907-786-4500. Advising appointments are scheduled for 45 minutes. To get the most out of your visit, it is a good idea to prepare by making a list of the questions you want to ask.