Your academic advisor at UAA is committed to assisting you with creating an educational plan that will reflect your career and academic interests.  It is important to be prepared for your first academic advising appointment, as well as maintain regularly scheduled advising appointments each semester.

Student Preparation

First, confirm who your academic advisor is at UAA and then schedule an appointment at least 10 days in advance.

HOW to get the most out of your advising appointment

    Before you go:
  • Prepare a list of questions or topics to discuss.
  • Come prepared with a list of your strengths and weaknesses as well as a list of your educational goals.
  • If this is your first appointment, bring a copy of your high school transcript and placement scores.
  • Check out the course catalog at
  • Bring a list of courses you are interested in and the times at which they meet - have a backup list in case your primary selections are full.
  • Familiarize yourself with important deadline dates - see the academic calendar at

    After your appointment:
  • Maintain an academic portfolio with notes from your advising meeting, your test results, current resume, etc.
  • Schedule out regular appointments with your advisor - the more times you meet your advisor the more likely you are to be successful in your college career.

Advisor Responsibilities

  • Create a positive environment for discussion.
  • Knowledgeable on UAA degree requirements.
  • Design appropriate course selection.
  • Discuss areas of major exploration based on student's interest.
  • Develop a degree completion plan.


Not sure who your advisor is?
Call the Who's my Advisor Hotline to find out:


College Success

"Good advising may be the single most underestimated characteristic of a successful college experience."
- R.J. Light