Welcome to the Office of Academic Advising!
We encourage students in Buncombe County to check out our local MLK events. Save the Date for Jan. 26 Keynote by Dr. Brittney Cooper: Reimagining Black Liberation, 7 p.m. for the UNC Asheville Community
Special Advising Announcements
Don’t forget about Wander to Ponder Student Success Series: Relocated/Virtual Reality. Every Tuesday and Thursday from 12-1pm EST in RRO 103 and/or Zoom! See the flyer and calendar of all semester events here: Wander to Ponder Spring 2021
Need to work with an advisor?
There are two ways to meet with us:
Come to our Virtual Drop In Advising: *You may need to wait in the waiting room until an advisor is available.*
- Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 12pm to 2pm EST
- Tuesdays: 11am-1pm EST
- Thursdays 4pm – 6pm EST
Meeting ID: 977 2239 6844
Make a virtual appointment: click here to schedule an appointment
- Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
- Extended evening hours Monday-Wed 5pm-7pm
- **All appointments will be held virtually via the Teleport app on our appointment setting platform. If you prefer a phone call, please notate that in the notes section. Otherwise use the video url app in the confirmation.
New Transfer Student?
Check out these resources for registration! (You must be logged in to your UNCA email to view the folder)
Check our Transfer Student Advising Page for additional helpful resources
New First Year Student?
Advisors will build your first semester schedule and you will be emailed the schedule. Please make sure to send all transcripts/ AP scores / College credits to the admission office.
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.