When and Where to be Advised
A&S Advising is now by appointment only.
Please select one of the following options for information on how to make an advising appointment:
It's important to be advised in a timely manner if you want to form the best possible plan for the upcoming semester. A&S Advising encourages students to call and inquire about making an appointment at approximately the mid point of each semester to discuss courses for the following semester. You are certainly not restricted to this time period, and can call your advising office (502-852-5502) for information about appointment availability. Remember that the earlier you plan to be advised, the more smoothly your registration process may go.
You can find the times and dates for registration on the Registrar's website.
Advising is required for all students with fewer than 24 hours earned, students with 45 or more hours earned and no approved major, and students on conditional status. New students (excluding post-baccalaureate and visiting students from other colleges and universities) are also required to be advised. All other students may register without meeting with an advisor, but are encouraged to make frequent contact with their advisors to make sure they are on the right course.
To determine if you have an advising hold please check your Ulink account, under the student services tab, and click on the "holds" link.
Who should you see for your advising appointment?
See also: A complete directory of Advisors at UofL for departmental and non A&S Advisors.
Students intending to transfer to another academic unit (Business, Education, Nursing, Speed School,
Dental Hygiene) call (502) 852-5502 for an appointment.
- Accepted majors
- Undecided/undeclared students with 45 or more hours earned call (502) 852-5502 for an appointment
- Honors students
- New freshmen
- Continuing freshmen with less than 24 hours earned and all students meeting the criteria listed here.
- New transfer students
- High school visitors
See also: Registration Advising Procedures for Continuing Students
If you have been accepted into a major program in the College of Arts and Sciences, you will be advised in that department. There are two types of advisors: academic advisors (before being approved) and departmental advisors (after being approved). Your faculty departmental advisor is a good source of information on your department's curriculum, graduate programs, and careers in the field. You do have the option of seeing your academic advisor in addition, but some departments request that you see your departmental advisor as needed. For information on advising arrangements in your department, call 852-5555 and ask for the main office of the department, see departmental advisor listings, or check your department's home page.
If you have accumulated 45 or more hours and have not yet decided on a major, you will come to the A&S Advising Center for advising until you are admitted to a major program. Call (502) 852-5502 to make an appointment.
If you have a grade point average of 3.35 or better and are interested in participating in the Honors Program or taking honors courses, you will be advised in the Honors Office. For more information, call the Honors Office at (502) 852-6293 or visit the Honors Program home page.
If you are a new freshman who plans to start your studies in the Fall Semester, you will be required to attend Summer Freshmen Orientation. At Orientation you will have an opportunity to meet your academic advisor and register for classes. The Orientation Office will mail you information on signing up for one of the sessions. You are encouraged to sign up as early as possible in order to have the best choice of classes.
If you plan to start in the Spring Semester, you will attend a Mid-year Orientation. The Mid-year Orientation does not include academic advising, so you will need to arrange to meet with your academic advisor as soon as you receive notification of your admission. Please call (502) 852-5502 to schedule an appointment.
If you plan to get a head start by taking a course or two during the Summer Session, you will be required to meet with your academic advisor before registration. Please call (502) 852-5502 to schedule an advising appointment. You will also be required to attend Summer Freshmen Orientation to plan your schedule and register for courses for the Fall Semester.
If you are a continuing freshman who is undecided about a major and not sure if you want to major in an area within the College of Arts and Sciences or in another unit of the University (business, nursing, engineering, physical education, etc.), you will be advised in the A&S Advising Center.
If you are interested in a major in the College of Arts and Sciences, you will be advised by an academic advisor in the A&S Advising Center. For more information, see our Freshman Advising web page or call (502) 852-5502.
If you are transferring to the College of Arts and Sciences from another college or university, you need to call (502) 852-5502 to schedule an appointment with an advisor in the A&S Advising Center for an evaluation of your transfer credits and a program plan. Transfer students who have been advised and who have signed up for an orientation session are eligible to register during the early registration period. The Orientation Office will mail you information on the orientation program.
If you have been admitted to the College of Arts and Sciences as a high school visitor, you will be advised in the A&S Advising Center. Call (502) 852-5502 to find out when you can meet with an advisor.