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An academic advisor assists prospective, new, transfer and continuing students throughout his/her educational experience at Utah Valley University. Our advisors will help you create degree plans, assist in finding campus resources, purchasing credit, and career advising.

The Languages and Cultures advisors see students by language or degree with an appointment only. To schedule an appointment, contact the main office at (801) 863-8518, or email us at languages@uvu.edu. Our advisors are located in the Clarke Building, 5th floor, Suite 506.


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** For an advisor to speak about or release student information via email or on the phone, a student must have a Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Consent to Release Form on record in the Registrar's Office. For the advisor to speak with parents about a student who is attending UVU, the FERPA Consent to Release Form must have the Parent(s) name, etc. on the form and signed by the student.  For more information and to find the Authorization Form.

FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions


How do I make an appointment

Call the Department of Languages and Cultures Office at 801-863-8518 or email Languages@uvu.edu to make an appointment with your advisor.

Why do you only take appointments?

By taking appointments, our advisors can be sure to be prepared for the meeting with you.  If something comes up, we have your contact information to help you reschedule an appointment. 

What if I really just need to ask a quick question?

If you have a quick question, you can always call us at 801-863-8518 or send us an email at languages@uvu.edu  Occasionally we offer walk-in hours which are a first-come, first-served opportunity to ask quick questions taking only 10-15 minutes at most.  Otherwise, you will be asked to make an appointment.  Call the office to ask when walk-in hours are offered.

How often do you answer emails?

We answer email every day, and make a point of responding no later than three days after an email is sent.  Sometimes you might get a response within ten minutes!

How soon can I make an appointment?

Please plan to make an appointment a few weeks in advance when preparing for registration for the next semester as this is a very busy time for our advisors. Outside of these times, our advisors are usually available within the same week you call or email.

What should I bring to my appointment?

You do not need to bring anything, however, it is good to review Wolverine Track before you come, and have an idea of what classes you may want to take.

How to fulfill the B.A. Language Requirement

If you have Minimal or no previous exposure to a foreign language:

For a Bachelor of Arts Degree in program offering the degree, students must complete 16 credit hours of course work from one language to include the 1010, 1020, 2010, and 202G levels, or transferred equivalents. Some ESL course work may be used to fulfill this requirement (See the catalog). See the ESL department for specific details.

If you have Advanced knowledge of a foreign language:

If you have extensive experience with a language other than English 3050 is for students who have spent at least 1.5 years in a non-English speaking country or area (church service, extended study abroad, for example), bilingual, or native speakers (must be a domestic student). Passing with a “B-“or better allows the student the opportunity to purchase the 16 lower division credit hours. It is not necessary to purchase the credits to fulfill the B.A. Language Requirement. Passing the 3050 class will automatically fulfill it. Many students find it helpful to purchase the credits in order to fill in extra lower division elective credits. OR Pass a language proficiency test (University of Utah’s Placement Test or BYU’s Foreign Language Achievement Testing service (FLATS) proctored at the UVU Testing Center.