Welcome to Exploratory & Transition Advising!
If you are undecided, not yet admitted to your unit of choice, or questioning your major or fit - we are here to help!
Visit us in the Belknap Academic Building, 1st Floor
To make an appointment, please call 502.852.7969
How We Help
Each student has a different path to us, and we have many opportunities to help you find your fit at UofL.
Incoming freshmen: If you come to UofL as Undecided or Pre-Unit, we will introduce ourselves at orientation and help you select your first semester of coursework. In addition, you will take GEN 100 - SSC Orientation, where you will learn more about yourself (interests, skills, personality, etc.), explore what it means to be a college student, research majors and careers, and set goals for your academic success.
Current UofL students: If you are changing majors or exploring options, we can give you advice about UofL majors that fit your interests, see how your credits will count towards a new degree, or help you get admitted into a different school or college at UofL. We might also recommend ECPY 302 - Personal and Academic Inquiry, a course for students who are undecided in their major or questioning their fit at UofL.
Transfer, Returning, or Prospective students: If you are returning after time away, thinking about transferring to UofL, or are still in high school but have questions about majors - come see us! We would like to learn more about you, your interests, and your goals - and hopefully work together to help you reach them!
Exploratory & Transition Advising Mission Statement:
In conjunction with the university's and College of Arts & Sciences' advising practices, the Exploratory & Transition Advising Division provides individualized guidance to support students in the thoughtful exploration of education plans that meet their academic and career goals.
Goals & Learning Outcomes:
Through exploratory advising, students will:
- Assess their strengths, interests, and skills to select an appropriate major.
- Utilize campus and academic support services to reach their academic goals.
- Transition to their academic program of choice.