Exploratory Student Advising

Transition Advising for Prospective, Exploratory and Non-Degree Seeking Students

Transition Advisors are here to support students who are pursuing a bachelor’s degree with an undeclared major, non-degree seeking students, prospective students uncertain about their choice of degree program and/or major, and re-entry students uncertain about their career path. Transition Advisors are dedicated to supporting prospective, new and current students from entry into UAA until they declare a major.

Appointment Options:

  • In person
  • Over the phone
  • Skype
  • Group Advising

Transition Advisors advise students on an appointment basis. You can make an appointment to meet with a Transition Advisor by calling (907) 786-4500. Advising appointments are schedule for 45 minutes.

Group Advising

Learn to navigate Degree Works and use Schedule Planner; Learn about General Education Requirements, and how to register for classes. 

Lyla Richards -Room 103

Time & Dates

To schedule an appointment please contact the University Hub:

Location: University Hub Room 142 (Access is on the ground floor level of Student Union)
Phone: (907) 786-4500
Email: uaa_studentoutreach@alaska.edu
Mailing Address: University of Alaska Anchorage
                              University Hub
                             3211 Providence Drive WFSC 142
                             Anchorage, Alaska 99508


Advisor Responsibilities

Provide ACCURATE INFORMATION about class registration, academic requirements, opportunities outside the classroom, internship opportunities, campus resources, career information, career exploration and career preparation.

Provide PROMPT REFERRAL to other people and offices who can best address students' needs. 

Display PROFESSIONAL RESPECT of students' unique skills, academic and career interests, and personal circumstances.

Practice FRIENDLY SUPPORT of students' educational goals, academic and career interests, and personal circumstances.

Pay FULL ATTENTION to the concerns, questions, and academic./career-related issues students bring to an advising session and offer a CONFIDENTIAL ENVIRONMENT in which to address those issues. 

Encourage students to make APPROPRIATE and INFORMED educational and career DECISIONS.

Student Responsibilities

Make a GENUINE EFFORT to learn about class registration, academic requirements, opportunities, campus resources, and career options. 

CAREFULLY PLAN for advising sessions by reading appropriate materials, forming questions, and considering academic opinions. 

Accept RESPONSIBILITY for initiating academic sessions by reading appropriate materials, forming questions, and considering academic options. 

COMMUNICATE HONESTLY about unique skills, interests, personal circumstances and career values.

Become ACTIVITY INTERESTED in planning a realistic academic program that meets individual academic needs and career goals.

Take PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY for earning success and accept the consequences of academic and personal choice. 



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