Undergraduate Advising

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 (opens new window) 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 Office of Undergraduate Advising (opens new window).

Current Students

At UGA, academic advising (opens new window) 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.

Office Hours

Advisors are available by email and by in-person or virtual (Zoom or Microsoft Teams chat) appointments. Please check with your advisor for their drop-in hours and how to contact them. Drop-in hours are for quick questions only and will be limited to 15 minutes per person. These times do not replace your required advising appointment and you cannot be cleared for registration during drop-in. Students will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis.

Essential Resources


Domane'k Blake
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Kalli A Drake
Exercise and Sport Science
Lauren Flowers
Exercise and Sport Science
Sport Management
Debbie Hargrave
Senior Academic Advisor
Elementary Education (Accepted)
Science Education
Jade May
Exercise and Sport Science
Teresa McClure
Health and Physical Education
Sport Management
Emily Robinson
Transfer Specialist
Elementary Education (Intended)
Special Education
Brennen Salmon
Co-Director of Undergraduate Academic Advising
Exercise and Sport Science
Drew Sanford
Elementary Education (Intended)
English Education
Social Studies Education
TESOL & World Language Education
Julian Williams
Senior Academic Advisor
Sport Management
Laurie Zielinski
Co-Director of Undergraduate Academic Advising
Math Education
Middle Grades Education

Contact Us

For more information about advising, send us an email.