MEET YOUR ADVISORS

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WHAT ACADEMIC ADVISORS DO

Your Academic Advisor is there to help guide you through your college degree program and assist you in making progress towards your academic goals. She or he is a resource, in addition to the course catalog and Wolverine Track degree audit system, to help you understand the requirements for your degree. She or he will explain your options and make suggestions.

Sarah or Becca can provide personalized assistance, including information on how classes you have already taken apply towards your degree. You should make an appointment to meet with one of our advisors as soon as possible if you're considering this program. Your meeting with them can be more productive if you have researched the degree in the catalog, looked at a degree evaluation in Wolverine Track, and browsed through the degree links on this website.

In February 2012, the UVU Review published an article entitled "How an Advisor Can Help You."

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FIRST MEETING WITH YOUR ACADEMIC ADVISOR

If you are a new or transfer student, please review the following criteria to ensure you are prepared for your first meeting with your Academic Advisor. If you are a returning student and it has been more than 3 years since you last attended you will also want to review the following.

  1. Have you been admitted to UVU? 
    If "Yes" proceed to #2 
    If "No" visit the admission website
  2. Have your transcripts been sent to UVU? 
    If "Yes" proceed to #3.
    If "No" please contact your previous institutions and request that transcripts be sent to UVU Admissions.
     
    Please note that official transcripts from all previously attended institutions must be sent to UVU, including High School.
  3. Are your test scores on the system?
    Have official copies of your ACT or SAT scores been sent to UVU? If "Yes" proceed to #4.
    If "No" please contact your high school or ACT/SAT for instructions on requesting these scores. 
    If you have not taken these tests, you may need to take the UVU assessment exam. More information regarding Accuplacer — UVU's assessment exam — may be found on the testing services website
  4. Have you completed the Online Orientation?
    Prior to meeting with Sarah and Becca you should complete the Online Orientation.  
    For more information, visit the orientation website
  5. Meeting with your Advisor
    Now you are ready for your first meeting with an Academic Advisor. 
    To schedule an appointment please call the front office at (801)863-8518

FAQs

How do I make an appointment?

Click Advisors to schedule an appointment online or email your advisor to set an appointment. 

Why do you only take appointments?

By taking appointments, our advisors can be sure they are there and are prepared for the meeting with you.  If something comes up, we have your contact information so you don’t arrive at the advisor’s office and find our advisor not able to assist you.

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

If you have a quick question, you can always send us an email or our office admins may be able to answer a general question you have.  Occasionally we offer walk-in hours which is a first-come, first-service opportunity to talk – 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 (801-863-8518).

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?

You can book appointments anywhere from 12 hours in advance to 3 weeks in advance.  There are NO same day appointments.

What should I bring to my appointment?

Ideally, you should come prepared for your appointment by first reviewing your Wolverine Track and identifying what classes you are interested in and what degree you are wanting to major in.

What if I’m late for my appointment?

If you're more than ten minutes late, you might be told to reschedule.  As your advisor, we will be there on time and prepared for you, and it is your responsibility and common courtesy to do the same in return.

Why does the lower division classes have classes listed with no time under a class taught by the same teacher?

This is because the lower division classes have required language lab time that students must participate in, and with the requirements of the scheduling department to list the class as having a lab listed underneath the class, it appears like there are two classes taught by the same instructor, but with no time listed. This is not a second class waiting for a time to be listed. This is part of the class above it. All classes have been assigned a time. Sometimes an instructor may not be listed quite yet.

I am trying to register for a 3000-level class but I have a restriction. I fit all of the pre-requisites but I still can’t register! Can you help me please?

The likely reason this student cannot register is not a prerequisite problem, but University Advanced Standing (UAS). UAS can be a hurdle for all students across campus but it seems to impact our language students more than most. To earn UAS, a student must complete English 2010, 2020 or equivalent and math 1030 requirements for general education along with a minimum of 24 credits 1000 or higher. If a student does not have UAS, the system does not allow them to register for any upper division courses (3000 or above), with the exception of our 3050 courses in our department. So even if a student has the necessary prerequisites for a class, overrides are necessary if they do not yet have UAS. Contact a language advisor by email, make an appointment or come in on a walk-in day and they will confirm that this is the reason for the hold and lift it. Be aware that this will be a problem every semester until you complete your UAS. Sarah Lindsey sarahl@uvu.edu; Kaye Fugal fugalkay@uvu.edu