I have
not chosen
a major

Visit the Academic Counseling Center for help on what major is right for you.

 

I
know
my major

Schedule an appointment with your Academic Advisor

 

I want to
change
my major

Schedule an appointment with the Advisor for the major you want to change to.

 

Preparing to See Your Advisor

Academic advising is a collaborative effort. Students and their advisors are partners in meeting the essential learning outcomes that support student success. Ultimately, you – the student – are responsible for your educational experience, and advisors are available to provide support along the way.

Student Responsibilities

Students are expected to:

  • Develop an educational plan and establish career goals, with the guidance of your advisor.
  • Meet regularly with your advisor. Plan ahead by visiting with them early in the semester and not waiting until the last minute before registration.
  • Come to appointments prepared with questions and/or topics to discuss and participate fully in the advising experience.
  • Understand how to navigate the course registration site and enroll in the courses in your academic plan.
  • Know the general education and program requirements for your major.
  • Check MyUVU often for email messages from the university.
  • Become knowledgeable of campus and online resources, and follow through when referred to appropriate campus resources.
  • Graduate in a timely manner based on your academic plan. Accept responsibility for your decisions and your actions that affect your educational progress and goals.

Advisor Responsibilities

Students can expect UVU Advisors to:

  • Provide a safe space in which to share your thoughts, aspirations, concerns, and interests; maintain confidentiality with all information shared; and treat you with respect as an adult.
  • Actively listen to your questions and concerns and provide information and support as needed.
  • Provide guidance and encouragement as you develop a clear and realistic educational plan, and assist you in making course and major decisions.
  • Understand and effectively communicate degree and graduation requirements, policies, and procedures.
  • Demonstrate how to use Banner online services and navigate the course registration site.
  • Provide information about UVU resources available to you and refer you to applicable campus services, organizations, and/or individuals as needed.
  • Protect and secure the integrity of the UVU degree by complying with all college and departmental policies and requirements.

 About

Academic Advising at Utah Valley University is provided by specially trained and qualified professional staff located in each of the eight colleges/schools. Advisors specialize in particular academic disciplines and are committed to providing students with both responsive and proactive support while also empowering them to become self-directed learners and decision makers.

Advisors offer guidance to students, enabling them to discover, plan, pursue, and achieve personal, academic and professional goals. Advisors value and respond to students’ diverse backgrounds, interests, challenges, and abilities, and work with each individual student to design an individualized academic plan.

The advisement community is supported by the Office of University Advising that provides a wide-ranging training and development program, technical resources and advocacy, and a comprehensive assessment plan.