What Is Academic Advising?

Academic advising is a collaborative educational process between student and advisor. Ideally, the advisor serves as teacher and guide in an interactive partnership aimed at enhancing the student's self-awareness and fulfillment. This process is grounded in the mission of the institution and college and is a process that is built over the student's entire experience at UVU. On a day-to-day basis, we often assist students with their registration questions, graduation plans, course selection, department-specific career options, and much more.

How Do I Schedule an Appointment?

To schedule an appointment, please use the scheduling tool on this page or contact:

The CHSS Advising Office
Phone: 801-863-5717
Office: CB 506

Walk-in hours are also held, during which students can meet with the advisor on a first-come, first-served basis. They are usually held on Wednesdays but are subject to change. We highly recommend contacting the CHSS Advising Office to confirm walk-in hours before arriving.

Philosophy Advisor

Humanities Advisor

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Advisement FAQs

How is advising working during COVID-19?

In response to the evolving COVID-19 situation in Utah, the Utah Valley University College of Humanities and Social Sciences Advising Office will be operating under modified conditions until futher notice. While the main UVU campus remains open, we will have at least one staff member available in our office. Our advisors will be available for phone or video calls if students need to meet.

When do you meet with students?

We meet with students throughout the calendar year. Typically we are in the office Monday–Friday, 9:00 AM–4:00 PM. During peak times, such as the beginning of the term, we will not schedule appointments and only take walk-ins (see below for more info). Appointments usually last 30 minutes. Please come prepared with your UVID number and any questions that you may have.

What if I am out-of-state or I cannot make it to campus during that time?

If you are out-of-state, you can schedule a phone appointment. If you cannot meet during our standard times, please contact us for other options.

I have an appointment, but am running just a few minutes late. Will that be a problem? 

If you are running late please contact the CHSS Advising Suite (801-863-5717) so that we know to expect you. However, if you will be more than 10 minutes late to your appointment, we ask that you reschedule.

What if I just have a quick question?

 

Please feel free to email, call, or stop by. However, we may inform you that an appointment is necessary to fully address your issue. If you have a general question about a course (such as if you qualify to take PHIL 2050), the front office staff can easily assist you with this and an appointment will not be necessary. If you are unsure, speak with someone in the front office—they can determine whether an appointment will be necessary.

Can I call or email you?

Of course! Kindra Amott's phone number is 801-863-6717 and her email address is kindra.amott@uvu.edu. Tammy Nguyen's phone number is 801-863-5389 and her email address is tammy.nguyen@uvu.eduHowever, they do not answer phone calls while meeting with students and the majority of their days are spent doing just that. If you get the answering machine, please leave a detailed message including your full name, UVID number, phone number, and question. The same goes for email. Also, be aware that it may take up to 24 hours for her to respond (48 hours during peak times and 72 hours during the weekend).

What and when are walk-ins? 

Walk-in hours are hours during which students can meet with the advisor on a first-come, first-served basis. They are usually held on Wednesdays, at the beginning and end of the term, and during priority registration. However, they are always subject to change, and we highly recommend contacting the Department of Philosophy & Humanities or the CHSS Advising suite to confirm walk-in hours before arriving. Walk-ins generally last 15 minutes per student. Should your issue require more time to be addressed, we will ask you to make an appointment.

Do you only meet with Philosophy & Humanities majors?

Generally, yes, but we also advise in a more limited capacity for other programs. If you are interested in becoming a Philosophy or Humanities major, just stop by or call the Department of Philosophy & Humanities (CB 507; 801-863-8352) or the CHSS Advising Suite (CB 506; 801-863-5717) to schedule an appointment with the advisor.

I have a hold. What can you do?

Holds are placed on student records for a variety of reasons. Most of the time there is some action that must be taken for the hold to be removed. If you are a new student, you must meet with your advisor in order for the hold to be removed (this can be over the phone if you are out-of-state). If it is an academic hold, please see Academic Standards for more information; students are often required to complete a workshop for this type of hold to be removed.

What are the prerequisites for 2050/205G/205H?

ENGL 1010 must be completed before enrolling in PHIL 2050/205G/205H. Indeed, we highly recommend that students complete either ENGL 2010 or 2020 before enrolling, as these PHIL courses are reading- and writing-intensive, and deal with complex issues and texts.

Can/how do I late add?

Late adds are enrollments in a course after the wait list period ends (usually 6-7 days after the beginning of the term). Per our departmental policy, late adds are NOT accepted for any of the following courses: HUM 1010/101G, PHIL 1250, and PHIL 2050/205G/205H. If you would like to late add into a course that is not on this list, you must seek the permission of the instructor and our advisor.