During the University of Georgia (UGA)’s response to COVID-19, the Office of Academic Advising Services will continue to support students’ academic success. As always, advisors are committed to ALL students’ success at UGA, so please let us know what we can do to help.
Academic advisors will be offering alternative advising options for you during the period of time that the UGA campus is impacted. Please see below for information on how to communicate with your academic advisor depending on your circumstance.
For current information on UGA’s Pandemic Response Plan, make sure to check your UGA email often and visit uga.edu/coronavirus.
Meeting with your Advisor
If you have not been advised and cleared for fall 2020, you must be advised in order to register. You will, however, meet with your advisor remotely rather than face-to-face.
(Note: Registration for summer 2020 has been open since fall 2019 and you should not need additional clearance to sign up for summer courses. However, if you need guidance on summer 2020 courses, email your advisor for support even if your hold has already been cleared.)
Your advisor will email with instructions and information about being advised remotely. It could be via Zoom, email, or some other method that is convenient for both of you.
In order to comply with FERPA student privacy regulations, email your advisor through UGA email and write: “I approve to have an advising appointment remotely with (advisor’s name) via the following method (Skype, Zoom, email, etc.)."
For Zoom and Skype appointments hold up your UGA student ID card to the camera at the beginning of appointment to confirm your identity.
If you have already been advised and cleared for fall 2020, you do NOT need to make an additional appointment. Email your advisor if you have specific problems or questions - for example, if your study abroad opportunity, internship, course, or any other activity that could impact your graduation has been affected.
Remember that during this time, it may take longer than usual for your advisor to respond. Please wait 2 business days before emailing or phoning again, unless you have an emergency.
For more information about student academic support, visit Division of Academic Enhancement At a Distance.
When in doubt, don’t hesitate to contact your advisor with any questions related to your academic progress.
Useful Student Resources
|To see all of your UGA online services, login to the MyUGA Portal||https://my.uga.edu|
|To view the electronic version of your advising plan with course options, go to the Plans tab on DegreeWorks and/or your messages in SAGE|
|To register for courses (during the registration dates), go to Registration under the Student tab on Athena||https://athena.uga.edu/|
|To see Registration Dates for this semester, go to the Office of the Registrar website||https://reg.uga.edu/|
|To see other Important Dates for this semester, refer to the UGA Academic Calendar||https://reg.uga.edu/general|
|To see major & course descriptions, minors & certificates, course syllabi, and more, go to the UGA Bulletin||http://bulletin.uga.edu|
Useful Contact Information
|Contact||Phone||Email / Website|
|Office of Student Financial Aidemail@example.com|
|Bursar & Treasury Servicesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Office of the Registraremail@example.com|
|Student Care & Outreachfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|University Testing Services||706.542.3183||https://testing.uga.edu/|