A&S Advising Appointments

When to make an appointment

We want you to make an appointment whenever you need to; however, it is a good rule of thumb to meet with your advisor early and often. It is best to start thinking about your advising appointment about one month into the semester. That way, you can discuss any challenges you are encountering and strategies success. In addition, it gives you plenty of time to start planning for the upcoming semester. We want to ensure you are comfortable on your current academic plan or if it needs adjusting. Not all students require advising before registration, but it is highly recommended that you make frequent contact with your advisor.

What students require advising?

Advising is required for all students…

  • with fewer than 30 hours earned;
  • with 45 or more hours earned and no approved major;
  • who are on conditional status;
  • who are below a 2.0 GPA;
  • who are in their first semester at UofL (excluding post-baccalaureate and visiting students from other colleges and universities); and
  • who are returning to UofL after a period of sitting out

The following Academic Departments require departmental advising for students who are approved majors:

  • English
  • French
  • Mathematics
  • Philosophy
  • Spanish (majors and minors)
  • Theatre Arts
  • Women’s & Gender Studies (spring semester only)

Find your Department Advisor here.

To determine if you have an advising hold please login to your ULink Student Center account, navigate to the student services tab, and click on the "holds" link. This is also where you can find your assigned academic advisor.

You can find upcoming dates for registration on the Registrar's website.

Who is my advisor?

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You may login to your ULink Student Center and click on “Who is My Advisor?” and you will see your assigned professional advisor. If you are currently in Gen 101, your advisor is your Gen 101 instructor, the Professional Advisor assigned to your class by your instructor, or an assigned departmental advisor.

You are a prospective student if you have not applied to UofL, but you are considering attending UofL in a future semester. In the College of Arts & Sciences, our advisors are happy to discuss the programs we offer. To meet with an advisor and learn more about the academic program you are interested in and about the advising relationship, we recommend you meet with the advisor that serves as the liaison to the major you are interested in pursuing.

Find my advisor

Welcome to UofL and the College of Arts & Sciences! We are happy to have you as part of the Cardinal Family. Academic Advising looks different from campus to campus and we hope to be a valuable resource for you as you continue your educational journey here at UofL. The partnership with your academic advisor is extremely important to your success at UofL, as they are your guide in identifying and achieving your academic, personal, and professional goals. In addition, we want you to feel confident in the support and advocacy your academic advisor provides, while also ensuring that we are meeting your advising needs. We recommend you meet with the advisor that serves as the liaison to the major you are interested in pursuing.

Find my advisor

If you took Gen 101 Fall 2018 or later, your advisor is your Gen 101 instructor, the Professional Advisor assigned to your class by your instructor, or an assigned departmental advisor. You may login to your ULink Student Center and click on “Who is My Advisor?” and you will see your assigned professional advisor.

A returning student is a student who has left UofL for a semester or more, but now you are ready to come back! We recommend meeting with the advisor with whom you previously met with. Don’t remember? That’s okay! You can call our front desk and they can look up who your previous advisor was. Advisor no longer here? No worries. We recommend you meet with the advisor that serves as the liaison to the major you are interested in pursuing.

Find my advisor

If you are changing your major to another major housed in the College of Arts & Sciences, your advisor will remain the same. You may login to your ULink Student Center and click on “Who is My Advisor?” and you will see your assigned professional advisor.

If you are changing from a major in Arts & Sciences to a major in another college, please find information about your new advisor here.

If you started in another college at the university (ex. The College of Business) and you would like to switch to the College of Arts & Sciences, We recommend you meet with the advisor that serves as the liaison to the major you are interested in pursuing.

Find my advisor

If you originally started in the College of Arts & Sciences and your switch to another college and you want to switch back, we recommend meeting with the advisor with whom you previously met with. Don’t remember? That’s okay! You can call our front desk and they can look up who your previous advisor was. Advisor no longer here? No worries. We recommend you meet with the advisor that serves as the liaison to the major you are interested in pursuing.

Find my advisor

If you already have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher-education, we recommend you meet with the advisor that serves as the liaison to the major you are interested in pursuing.

Find my advisor

The partnership with your academic advisor is extremely important to your success at UofL, as they are your guide in identifying and achieving your academic, personal, and professional goals. In addition, we want you to feel confident in the support and advocacy your academic advisor provides, while also ensuring that we are meeting your advising needs. As a student in the College of Arts & Sciences, you reserve the right to change your advisor, as we want you to establish a good rapport and working relationship with them. You may switch to someone you have already established a connection with or you may switch to the advisor who is the liaison for your major department.

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