What is academic planning?
Academic planning encompasses a broad spectrum of responsibilities: noting your academic progress by using DegPAR and reviewing the corresponding ILS Graduation Checksheet for your major, keeping up with the deadlines listed on the Academic Calendar, and maintaining regular contact with your academic advisor. Most importantly, academic planning requires you to look beyond the current semester and be mindful of your long-term goals. Once you know your long-term goals, you can then consider how you will work towards fulfilling them while here at UNC Asheville.
Why is academic planning important?
Academic planning's importance lies in its utility; without planning ahead, your progress towards completing your degree at UNC Asheville may be hampered or delayed. Your academic advisor can be your best resource regarding academic planning, but the responsibility to make the most of your advising relationship ultimately lies with you.
How do I get an advisor?
You can change your advisor at any time, after your first semester, based on your personal and academic needs. You can also have multiple advisors for multiple academic interests (for instance, if you are majoring in Management but also interested in Education, you can have an advisor from each discipline).
If you have not officially declared your major and want to change or add an advisor, you need to visit OneStop Student Services in University Hall to pick up a "Request for an Advisor" form. Take the form to the faculty member you want as an advisor and have him/her sign the form. Once completed, return the form to OneStop Student Services for processing.
If you have already declared your major and want to change your major advisor, come by OneStop Student Services to pick up a "Declaration of Major ▪ Change of Major ▪ Change of Major Advisor" form to the Chair of your major department to be assigned a new advisor. You can use this same process to change your minor advisor if you have declared a minor; just pick up the "Declaration of Minor ▪ Change of Minor ▪ Change of Minor Advisor" form instead.
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