Undergraduate Advising

Remote Advising

In accordance with recommended health and safety measures, the Office of Undergraduate Advising is operating remotely. Please email your primary advisor or coeadvising@uga.edu with any questions.

We are compiling announcements into a concise list for you to check on a regular basis. Please also check the UGA central advising website for resources and information on remote advising.

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 being 10 or more minutes late will be considered a No-Show, and you 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.
  • 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 phone for questions. If you wish to speak in person or virtually, check with your advisor to see what their Drop-In hours are and/or whether they have set office hours each week. This varies by advisor.

Essential Resources


Contact Us

For more information about advising, send us an email.

Last Updated: 16 June 2020