Structure of Academic Advising

Each of the undergraduate units at UofL offers quality academic advising services and has its own system for advising. Some units advise by appointment, and other units have "walk-in" advising times. In some units, students are assigned to a professional academic advisor, while in others units, students meet with both a professional academic advisor and a faculty advisor. To learn how your enrollment unit is structured, see the information below:

Academic UnitRequirementAdvising AvailabilityProfessional Advisor AssignedFaculty Advisor Assigned
College of Arts & Sciences (freshman/sophomore)Advising is required for students with less than 24 credit hours. Advising is also required for students who are on academic warning.
An advising appointment is required. Please call 852-5502.YesA faculty advisor is not assigned until a major is declared.
College of Arts & Sciences (junior/senior)Advising is required for students who have not declared a major.An advising appointment is required. Please call 852-5502.YesA faculty advisor is not assigned until a major is declared.
University Honors ProgramAdvising is required for Honors students majoring within the College of Arts & Sciences who have earned fewer than 24 credit hours. Any Honors student who wishes to reserve a spot in an Honors course must meet with an Honors advisor.
An appointment is required during pre-registration and registration periods. Walk-in advising opportunities are made available each semester for current Honors students. Please contact the Honors Program directly at 502-852-6293 for more information about walk-in advising dates and hours.
NoNo
College of BusinessAdvising is required if the student has less than 24 credit hours.An advising appointment is required. Please call 852-7439.
Students are assigned to a professional advisor according to the major selected.No
School of DentistryAdvising is required if the student has less than 30 credit hours. Advising is also required for student's who have been conditionally admitted, are on academic warning, or are on academic probation.
Advising is available on a walk-in basis and by appointment. Please call 852-5075.
YesNo
College of Education & Human DevelopmentAdvising is required if the student has less than 24 credit hours or if the student is in probationary status.Advising is available on a walk-in basis and by appointment. Please call 852-5597.
Freshman and sophomores are assigned a professional advisor.Juniors and seniors are assigned a faculty advisor.
Speed School of EngineeringAdvising is required for students who have less than 60 program hours and also for students who have not been admitted to their major department.
An advising appointment is required. Please call 852-8084.YesA faculty advisor is assigned after the student is admitted to the department.
School of MusicAdvising is required for freshman and sophomores.An advising appointment is required. Please call 852-0517.Freshman and sophomores are assigned a professional advisor.No
School of NursingAdvising is required if the student has less than 28 credit hours; has been admitted in conditional status; is on academic warning or probation; or is a first semester transfer student.Appointments are preferred. Walk-ins may be available. Advisors are located on HSC M-F and Belknap campus T-F. Please call 852-1196.
Professional advisors are assigned according to program plan and/or the student's last name.Only graduate students are assigned a faculty advisor.
Kent School of Social WorkAdvising is required for all BSW students.Appointments are preferred. Walk-ins may be available. Please call 852-3935.YesNo