Welcome to the Office of Academic Advising!


Looking for a new class to take this Spring? Check out this Spring 2021 New Class Board!  We will update the board with new classes every week.

Special October Advising Events:

  • October 28: RUN for your RAN Advising Kickoff
    • What: Come get all your questions answered about registration and grab some Halloween candy while you are at it. Remember to meet with your advisor to get your RAN!
    • Time: 1pm-4pm EST
    • Where: Reed Plaza (if inclement weather- Highsmith 125)
  • Spring Class Registration Labs
    • What: Live sessions for class registration assistance.  We will cover searching for classes, using gradplan and how to register the Spring semester.
    • When: Every Tuesday at 1pmEST and Friday at 12:20pm EST October 6-November 6
    • Where: All sessions will be via Zoom


Need to work with an advisor?  

There are two ways to meet with us this Fall:

  • Come to our virtual drop in advising hours: click here to join a drop in meeting
    • Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 12pm to 2pm EST
      • Fridays at 12:20 from October 9-November 6 will be registration labs
    • Tuesdays: 1pm to 3pm EST
      • October 6-November 6 will be class registration labs at 1pm
    • Thursdays: 5pm to 7pm EST
      • Thursdays through December 1st will start with registration labs


New Transfer Student?

Check out these resources for registration!  (You must be logged in to your UNCA email to view the folder)


Our Promise to You:

The Office of Academic Advising promotes academic wellness and fosters student growth. Our advisors encourage students to develop the curiosity, courage, and confidence needed to navigate their educational journey.

Our professional staff members use an evidence-based advising framework to help students develop self-awareness as they reflect on their academic interests, priorities, and future life goals. Decades of research has established that academic advising is a high impact practice that helps students stay focused, leading to on-time graduation.

Our work is particularly guided by the Developmental Advising Model, which considers the whole student as they travel through each developmental stage of life. Late adolescence and early adulthood are crucial times for emotional and social development. Often, this is the first time a student is living away from home, when they first develop a sense of independence and begin to engage with adult responsibilities. This is a stage where students can begin to use future-oriented thinking, make long-range plans and goals, wonder: “What do I want to do with my life?”

Through this holistic developmental lens, our advisors do more than simply provide information about the course schedule or lead students to an appropriate form; our advisors serve as a bridge between students, the campus community, and beyond to help them thrive, connect, and engage.