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Office of Academic Advising

First Year Students

As a first year student at UNI, you will be assigned an Academic Advisor. Academic advising is an important piece of your experience during your first year at UNI. Your academic advisor can help you make the most of your time here at UNI, but you must be active in connecting and engaging with them.

How can my Academic Advisor help me?

Your Academic Advisor is an important resource who will help you be successful as a student at UNI. In meeting with your advisor you will learn how to navigate important processes such as:

  • Planning which classes you will take
  • Understanding how to register for classes
  • Knowing what to do if you are struggling in a class
  • Discovering your interests and skills and connecting with the experiences that will help you reach your goals!

When should I meet with my Academic Advisor?

Connect with your Academic Advisor within the first few weeks of arriving on campus. At your initial meeting you can plan for follow-up appointments throughout the year.

Who is my Academic Advisor?

Log in to MyUniverse and click on the Student Center. You will see the name of your assigned advisor listed in the column on the right. Click “details” to view contact information. The following groups of first year students are advised through the Office of Academic Advising. Click to learn more about advising in your area:

  • Deciding
  • Pre-Nursing
  • Psychology
  • Technology
  • Biology
  • Social Work
  • Criminology
  • Geography
  • Political Science
  • History – Non-Teaching
  • Communication Studies
  • Communication Disorders
                                       

If you are advised out of the Office of Academic Advising, and are a deciding student you can find more information here.  Other majors advised out of the Office of Academic Advising are considered Intake Majors and can find more information here.

Additional resources:

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Natalie, Bender PAiR

I have been a part of the ELLC for two years, and it has been a great environment for me. The ELLC has allowed me to explore my options with majors, helped me to create and become a part of the Bender Hall community, and has connected me to like-minded students in a fun way.