Undergraduate Advising

Remote Advising

In accordance with recommended health and safety measures, the Office of Undergraduate Advising is providing virtual appointments and Drop-In hours. Please email your primary advisor or coeadvising@uga.edu with any questions.

About Us

Vision: Our Aim
To educate, engage, and support students with excellence and integrity
Mission: Our Reason for Being
To enhance student growth and the college experience through personalized and holistic advising
Goals: How We Contribute to Student Success
  • Collaborating as professionals who strive to be supportive, inclusive and encouraging to all students, faculty, staff, and campus units
  • Providing safe space for students to inquire, explore, question, and share, whether or not their concern is about academics
  • Committing to meeting students where they are and helping support their unique needs, goals, priorities, and identities at all stages of the higher education experience
Values: What helps us Achieve our Goals
  • Collaboration
  • Compassion
  • Equity
  • Inclusivity
  • Patience
  • Respect

New Students

If you recently changed to a major in the Mary Frances Early College of Education, you will receive your new advisor assignment in SAGE within two business days. If you are new to UGA, you will be advised and cleared to register at Orientation. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Director of Undergraduate Advising.

Current Students

At UGA, academic advising is a mandatory and essential part of the undergraduate educational experience. Our academic advisors will help you understand options within programs of study, review degree requirements and course selection, as well as connect you to resources for academic and personal success. We expect you to be both prepared for and engaged in the advising experience throughout your time in the College.

Advising policies and procedures are subject to change, and although we can provide advice, you are ultimately responsible for knowing and understanding degree requirements and policies related to your academic progress. Advisors cannot provide a guarantee of graduation and/or certification within a specified period.

Advising Appointments

All students are required to meet with an academic advisor every semester. Your advisor will notify you when it is time to schedule an appointment in SAGE.

  • Get the most out of your appointment by preparing ahead of time.
  • Review your DegreeWorks audit, course descriptions, and the schedule of classes, and make a list of possible classes you would like to take along with any questions you have for your advisor.
  • During your appointment, you and your advisor will review your progress and work together to create a plan for the upcoming semester(s). Advisors can also direct you to additional resources on campus as needed.
  • At the end of your appointment, you will have access to an academic plan in DegreeWorks, and your academic advisement hold will be removed.

If you have any questions about scheduling an appointment, contact your academic advisor or the Director of Academic Advising.

No-Show Policy

Our No-Show policy helps us provide equitable access to all students. We understand that situations will happen outside of your control, so please email your advisor if you have extenuating circumstances. Waking up late or forgetting is not an extenuating circumstance.

  • If you are considered a "No-Show", a flag will be placed on your SAGE account and you will not be able to schedule another appointment until later in the semester when you are notified that your No-Show flag has been cleared.
  • In order to provide a full advisement appointment, please note that if you are 10 or more minutes late, you will be considered a No-Show and may not be advised.
  • If you cancel your appointment within four (4) hours of your scheduled time, you will be considered a No-Show.

Email Policy

  • All communication from our office is required to be sent to your UGA e-mail address.
  • Please plan for and allow at least 48 hours response time to your email. We answer emails as time permits throughout the day around appointments, meetings, and other duties.
  • Be sure to check your UGA e-mail at least daily, if not more often.
  • If you prefer to use another email client like Gmail – please use EITS instructions to have your UGA email forwarded and be sure it is working.

Office Hours

Advisors are available by email and virtually (Zoom, Microsoft Teams chat) for questions. Please check with your advisor for their Drop-In hours and how to contact them.

Essential Resources

Advisors

Contact Us

For more information about advising, send us an email.