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Advising Center

The Advising Center provides academic advising, tutoring, and other programs and resources to support students in their academic success.


Advising and Registration for Fall 2024 
Advising for Fall 2024 starts March 18 for continuing students. 
More information for new and continuing students below



CONTACT US:  Advising Center
Student Center, Suite 207 (401 S. Broad St)
Mon-Fri, 9-5

Academic Advising

The Advising Center helps students make a successful transition to college, explore academic options, including major, minors, internships, and study away, and stay on track to graduation.

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New Students

Welcome New Students!

Are you a new first year or transfer student staring in Fall 2024?

If you’re a first-year student, you’ll be administratively registered for your first-semester schedule by your department or your academic advisor. After your classes are registered, your academic advisor will email you and set up an advising meeting to review and customize your schedule. 

  • Students who accepted their offer of admission and submitted their tuition deposits before April 15 will be registered by May 3. 
  • Students who accepted their offer of admission and submitted their tuition deposits after April 15 will be registered within three weeks of their deposit. 

If you’re a transfer student, you’ll receive an advising and registration email from the Office of the Registrar once you accept your offer of admission. You’ll be introduced to your program director, who will help you plan and register your first-semester schedule. Then you will meet with your academic advisor to build out a full academic plan towards graduation.

Advising and Registration for Fall 2024

Advising begins Monday, March 18! The advising period for fall 2024 is from March 18-April 5. Priority registration will begin on Monday, April 8 with appointment times, and the rest of registration will run from April 15-April 28. Students must be advised by April 5 and must be registered by April 28. 

Students will be contacted by their academic advisors and faculty advisors. Students can plan their schedules by logging into Student Self Service and following these instructions in the Registration, Advising and Degree Planning section of the UArts Catalog. Academic Plans are available to guide students in course selection.

Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor in the Advising Center. 

Advising and Registration Steps

1. Review the academic plan for your program and catalog year. Academic plans provide a term-by-term recommended course sequence.
2. Review your degree progress and course plan in Student Self Service.
3. Resolve registration holds. Some holds might prevent students from registering.
4. Plan your schedule for the upcoming term.
5. Request a review.
6. Schedule to meet with your advisor(s).
7. Review your degree progress and course plan with your advisor.
8. Register for planned course sections on or after your their registration appointment times. 




Advising Center Services

Students seeking assistance with the following are encouraged to visit the Advising Center or make an appointment.

  • Academic planning and counseling

  • Scheduling and registering for courses

  • Changing a major

  • Choosing or changing a minor

  • Dropping, adding, and withdrawing from courses

  • Transfer credits

  • Graduation planning and advising

  • Study away

  • Any academic issues or concerns

  • Tutoring in a subject or class

Schedule an Advising Appointment

Schedule an advising appointment with your academic advisor in one of the following ways:

  •  Go to Penji, sign in or sign up with your UArts email. Go to the Advising Community and select Advising. Then choose your school and advisor to see their open times and set up an appointment that works for you. 

  • Email

  •  Reach out directly to your advisor—you can find their contact info below.

Important Advising Dates in Fall 2023
Important Dates for Spring 2024

You can see or subscribe to the to the full academic calendar here. 

  • January 22

    • Spring Semester Classes Begin

  • February 5

    • Add/Drop Period Ends

  • March 18 - March 24

    • Midterm Grades

  • March 18 - April 5

    • Academic Advising Period

  • April 1

    • Course Withdrawal Deadline

  • April 8 - April 14

    • Priority Registration Period

  • April 15 - April 28

    • Registration Period

  • May 10

    • Spring 2024 Semester Ends

Meet the UArts Advising Staff

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C. Blanca Gonzalez

Director for Advising Center and Academic Advisor (interim) for School of Design

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Michele Kishita

Assistant Director for the Advising Center and AAP, and Academic Advisor for School of Art

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Tia Kemp

Assistant Director for the Advising Center and Honors Program, Academic Advisor for School of Film

Miriam White
Miriam White

Academic Advisor for Brind School of Theater

Rob George
Robert George

Assistant Director for Advising Center and Faculty Outreach & Support, Academic Advisor for School of Music

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Kayla McGill

Academic Advisor for School of Dance

Peer Tutoring

Peer tutoring is a great resource for students looking for additional help on a class assignment or paper or in understanding course concepts. Our tutors are even available to help students work on time management and organization!

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Peer Tutoring

Tutoring is available for free in all courses/subjects taught at UArts.

Tutoring supplements studio and classroom instruction and can help you improve your skills in writing, reading, ESL, and other studio and academic areas, including successful classroom strategies and study habits.

Learn more about tutoring options.

Academic Achievement Program

The Academic Achievement Program serves talented student artists, designers and performers at University of the Arts!

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Academic Achievement Program

Our programs and specialized support services will enhance students’ academic and artistic achievement, advance their progress toward their degree, and sustain their professional careers.

Students admitted to University of the Arts are invited to participate in the Academic Achievement Program (AAP) if they would benefit from additional assistance in meeting academic challenges and transitioning into college life. 

Learn more about AAP

Specialized Services

The Advising Center also offers specialized services and conducts targeted outreach to students to provide support, resources, and strategies for success.

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International Programs

In coordination with International Student Programs, the Advising Center provides comprehensive ESL tutoring and academic support to students for whom English is a second language. Learn more information about International Student Programs and ESL programs.

Learning Accommodations

The Advising Center works with the Office of Educational Accessibility to ensure that students with documented disabilities or learning differences receive any accommodations/support for which they are eligible. Through the OEA website, you can learn more about  accommodations, eligibility, support and/or or set up an appointment.

Academic Notice

Advisors work with students placed on academic notice to assist them in understanding the terms of their academic notice status and to develop a plan for improving their academic standing.