Advising Overview

The University of Georgia’s mandatory undergraduate academic advisement programs are an essential part of the undergraduate educational experience which empower students to attain their academic goals.

Faculty and professional academic advisors of the University of Georgia will help undergraduate students understand the options and opportunities for academic programs of study, degree requirements, academic resources, and course selection. Academic advisors will engage students in meaningful relationships designed to support and encourage a challenging and successful undergraduate education. Students will prepare for and participate fully in their advising experience.

Ultimately each undergraduate student is responsible for his/her academic progress at the University of Georgia; advisors cannot provide a guarantee of graduation and/or certification within a specified period of time. The Academic Advising Coordinating Council will provide leadership and support to faculty and professional academic advisors through best practices in training, mentoring, research, and evaluation.

Advising at UGA is decentralized and each school and college has an advising office and advisors that advise students on the programs within that school or college.

Office of University Academic Advising Services Mission Statement

The Office of Academic Advising supports, encourages, and empowers UGA academic advisors and the students they serve by improving campus-wide advising communication, collaboration, and community.

This mission is accomplished through:

  • Answering advising-related questions from all stakeholders (students, advisors, campus partners) efficiently and with compassion
  • Facilitating connections across campus to resources and information
  • Consulting, collaborating and creative problem-solving on advising-related issues
  • Supporting advisors in their service to students
  • Guiding and implementing campus-wide advising initiatives and assessment 

General Contact

For questions related to advising at the University of Georgia, please email



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