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 Advising Events

**Please note, the advising office will be closed for November break Wednesday November 25-November 27, 2020. There will be no drop in advising or registration labs on those days. We will reopen for normal business Monday November 30. 

  • Spring Class Registration Labs- VIRTUAL via Zoom
    • 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, Thursday at 5pm and  Friday at 12:20pm EST through mid December.
    • Where: All sessions will be via Zoom


Need to work with an advisor?  

There are two ways to meet with us:

  • 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 through mid December we have a registration lab.
    • Tuesdays: 1pm to 3pm EST
      • Class registration labs at 1pm through mid December
    • Thursdays: 5pm to 7pm EST
      • 5pm Thursdays through mid December 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)

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.