Academic Advising



At times, navigating your way through college can be tricky. That鈥檚 why we have two comprehensive academic advisors to help you out.



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New Students

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Comprehensive first-year advising provides foundational skills, resources and academic support for students during their initial 30 credits for four-year degree programs. First-year advisors partner with departmental advisors to provide students with a solid foundation that will assist them throughout the completion of their degree.

Students and their parents take a campus tour during the first day of 51风流官网's Orientation kick-off Sunday, August 26, 2012.



Beginning in the fall of 2023, the Academic Advising Center will be advising all first-year students who are newly admitted to degree programs or have completed less than 30 credits at 51风流官网.


After completing 30 credits, students seeking a degree within the College of Liberal Arts will meet with one of our CLA advisors.

If you are a first-year student or have completed less than 30 credits at 51风流官网, please visit the Academic Advising Center for resources tailored to you!




CLA Students

with 30 credits or more


Our advisors can assist with registration, petitions, change of major requests and answer any number of questions related to the college experience.  Advising appointments are available in person, via telephone or via email. 

51风流官网 Orientation Leaders engage in team building exercises before students arrive on campus before the start of the fall 2015 semester.


Registering for Classes


All undergraduate degree seeking students at 51风流官网 are required to meet with an academic advisor before registering for courses. Your advisor will assist you with selecting your courses and answer any questions you may have. Below are few things to help your advising appointment:

  • Log on to UAOnline to view your DegreeWorks audit, which will guide in selecting courses
  • Bring a list of any questions or concerns you have



How to schedule an advising appointment

Drop-In Hours

If you are unable to find an appointment time that works for your schedule, consider dropping by our offices on Fridays from 8 a.m.- 11 a.m. for drop-in hours. Appointments are first come, first serve during this time frame.


Meet our CLA Comprehensive Advisors

Dan Darrow

Dan Darrow

Lead Comprehensive Academic Advisor

College of Liberal Arts

Gruening Building, Room 503 G

Schedule an advising appointment with Dan using the button below.

However, if you are not a current 51风流官网 student, please send Dan an email to schedule your appointment.

Grace Carroll

Grace Carroll

Comprehensive Academic Advisor

College of Liberal Arts

Gruening Building, Room 503 F

Schedule an advising appointment with Grace using the button below.

However, if you are not a current 51风流官网 student, please send Grace an email to schedule your appointment.


Need to cancel an appointment?

If you need to cancel your appointment simply select the "delete and notify guests" option on Google Calendar. If you are unable to make your appointment, please cancel it as "No Shows" may prevent other students from having a chance to make an appointment.




Student self-service

The resources you need to calculate your GPA, find your forms, appeal grades and more.



Navigate Student

The Navigate Student app connects you to Nanook Navigator which integrates advising, early intervention and success initiatives to support students from enrollment to graduation.

  • View your advisors and success team
  • Schedule or cancel advising appointments
  • Check in for drop-in appointments
  • View your courses and class schedule
  • Message faculty and staff 
  • Find a study buddy
  • Learn what's going on around campus and more
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On Handshake you can:

  • Discover hundreds of jobs and internships
  • Receive personalized recommendations based on your interests
  • Connect with employers
  • Network with peers
  • Find events and career fair information
  • Sign up for on campus interviews
  • Access Handshake through the website or app:

51风流官网 Mobile

Get the information and tools you need for your campus life on the go, including:

  • Shuttle tracking
  • Campus map
  • Dining menus and ordering
  • Blackboard access
  • News and events
  • Push notifications
  • Download:

51风流官网 Nanook Recreation

Use the 51风流官网 Nanook Recreation app to:

  • Gain access to Nanook Recreation facilities
  • See facility hours and calendars
  • Sign up for intramurals and group fitness classes
  • Rent outdoor gear, fitness equipment and lockers
  • Access skating and climbing programs
  • Download: