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Advising Center

The Advising Center provides academic advising and tutoring, and other programs and resources to help students succeed academically during their time at University of the Arts.


New Student Registration for Fall 2022
New students will be administratively registered for their schedules and have meetings with an academic advisor to review their schedules in August.
Additional information is included below.



Academic Advising

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

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New Student Advising and Course Registration

Welcome, New Students!

First-year students will be registered for their fall semester schedule by their departments or the Advising Center throughout July. Students are registered for all their courses after receiving their Writing placement results. (Writing placements exams open June 1 , are due June 22 , and results are sent July 7.)

Transfer students are introduced to their program directors to be advised and registered for their fall semester schedule. If transfer students need additional help with their schedules, they can contact the Advising Center.

Students can view their schedules in Student Self Service via the portal

All new first-year and transfer students will be contacted by their academic advisors in the first week of August to schedule a one-to-one meeting to review their schedules, and make any necessary changes or additions. These meetings will be held Aug. 1–Aug. 25, before classes begin Aug. 26. 

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

Need to schedule an appointment with your academic advisor?

Make an advising appointment in one of the following ways.

  •  Email

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

  • Go to Penji, sign in or sign up, 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. 







Important Advising Dates in Fall 2022
Important Dates for Fall 2022


  • August 26

    • Fall Semester Classes Begin

  • September 9

    • Fall Class Registration Ends

  • October 24

    • Academic Advising for Spring and Summer 2023 Begins

  • November 2

    • Fall Course Withdraw Deadline

  • November 14

    • Registration for Spring and Summer 2023 Begins

  • November 23-27

    • Fall Break

  • November 29

    • Graduation Application Deadline for Fall 2022

  • December 16

    • Fall 2022 Semester Ends

Meet the UArts Advising Staff

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C. Blanca Gonzalez

Director of Advising Center

Jordan Rockford
Jordan Rockford

Assistant Director for the Advising Center; Academic Advisor - School of Design

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Michele Kishita

Assistant Director for the Advising Center; Academic Advisor - School of Art

Tia Kemp
Tia Kemp

Academic Advisor - School of Film

Miriam White
Miriam White

Academic Advisor - School of Theater

Rob George
Robert George

Academic Advisor - School of Music

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Kayla McGill

Academic Advisor - School of Dance

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Ali Walker

Programs Coordinator

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 who are academically at-risk or on academic probation to provide support, resources and strategies for 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 Probation

Advisors work with students on probation to help them understand the terms of their probation and to develop a plan for improving their academic standing.

Advising Center COVID-19 FAQ

Below are questions and answers to how the Advising Center is working and responding to COVID-19.

For information on how University of the Arts is responding to COVID-19, go to our official response page.

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How can I contact the Advising Center?
  • You can contact the Advising Center by emailing 

  • The Advising Center is open Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., and offers both in-person and virtual services. 

  • The Advising Center is in Gershman, Suite 207, and is open during working hours. 

Is the Advising Center offering advising and tutoring appointments?

Advisors will continue to hold most appointments virtually through Zoom but are also available to meet in person if requested. Tutoring appointments are offered both in person and virtually, and can be scheduled through Penji.

How can I contact my advisor?

You can contact your academic advisor directly through email. If you do not know who your academic advisor is, you can take a look at the next tab or email the Advising Center at

What if I do not know who my advisor is?
How can I schedule an advising appointment?

You can schedule an advising appointment by reaching out directly to your advisor, the Advising Center at or online.

How can I schedule a tutoring appointment?

You can schedule a tutoring appointment online. Once there, sign in or sign up, head to the Tutoring Community and select Learn. From there, you can search for the course in which you need help and select a tutor and time that works for you! If you have questions or need help, email

Have more questions not covered here?
  • Please email the Advising Center,, with any other questions or concerns you have.