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Advising Center

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



Spring 2022 Advising Center Q&A Cafe

Use this link to drop by the Q&A Cafe to speak with an advisor about your courses, Spring 2022 schedule, or just to say hi! The cafe will be open from 11:30am-1pm Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays starting 11/10-11/22.

QA Cafe


Academic Advising

The Advising Center helps students make a successful transition to college, and explore academic options - including major, minors, internships, and study abroad. Senior students receive graduation planning advising throughout their final year of university. 
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What Can the Advising Center Do for You?
Students seeking assistance with the following are encouraged to visit the Advising Center or make an appointment:
  • Academic planning & counseling

  • Scheduling & registering for courses

  • Changing a major

  • Choosing or changing a minor

  • Dropping, adding & withdrawing from courses

  • Transfer credits

  • Graduation planning & advising

  • Study Away

  • Any academic issues or concerns

  • Tutoring in a class

Schedule an Advising Appointment
Need to schedule an appointment with your academic advisor?

Make an advising appointment in one of the following ways:


-Reach out directly to your advisor -  you can find their contact info below!
Watch the tutorial below on how to schedule advising appointments

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Important Spring 2021 Advising Dates
Important Dates for Spring 2021


  • January 25

    • Spring 2021 Semester Begins

  • February 8

    • Spring 2021 Class Registration Ends

  • March 15 - March 21

    • Spring break

  • April 9

    • Spring 2021 Course Withdraw Deadline

  • April 12

    • Fall 2021 Academic Advising Begins

  • April 25

    • Fall 2021 Academic Advising Ends

  • April 26

    • Fall 2021 Registration Begins

  • April 27

    • Spring 2021 Graduation Application Deadline

  • May 16

    • Spring 2021 Semester Ends

Fall 2021 Plans

Beginning in Fall 2021 the University of the Arts plans to resume in person classes & services. The advising center staff will return to the office, and will be able to meet with students in person. The Advising Center will also continue their virtual services.

For more information on the plan to reopen please reference the University's FAQ.

Summer 2021 Course and Fall 2021 Elective Courses

Take a look below to see what courses are being offered by UArts in Summer 2021, and what electives are available in Fall 2021!

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Summer 2021 Courses

Take a look at the flyer below for the Summer 2021 course offerings, and pricing! Please reach out to if you have any questions!

summer 21 courses
Fall 2021 CRIT Courses
Fall 2021 CRIT
Center for Immersive Media Courses
CIM Fall 2021 Courses
Craft & Material Studies Elective Courses
C&MS Fall 2021 Elective Courses

Meet the UArts Advising Staff

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C. Blanca Gonzalez

Director of Advising Center

Jordan Rockford
Jordan Rockford

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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

Hanna Weckel

Advising Center Administrator / Peer Tutor Supervisor

Peer Tutoring

Peer tutoring is a great resource for students looking additional help on a class assignment / paper, or need help 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 taught at UArts.

Tutoring is a great supplement to studio and classroom instruction.

Tutors 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 here.

Asynchronous Writing Tutoring

Please follow the following steps to submit your assignment:

  • Please submit your assignment using this form.

  • Please also be sure to submit your assignment as a Google Doc.

  • After your form is submitted a tutor will make highlights and comments on your essay, and then return the edits via email. Please allow a 2 day turnaround time Monday - Friday, and a 3 day turnaround time for work submitted on the weekend.

Async Writing Tutoring


Academic Achievement Program

The Academic Achievement Program serves talented student artists, designers, and performers at The 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 the 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 the 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.
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International Programs

In coordination with International Student Programs, the Center provides comprehensive ESL tutoring and academic support to students for whom English is a second language. You can learn more information about that program here.

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 they are eligible for. Through the OEA website you can learn more about what types of accommodations are available, or to set up an appointment with OEA, use this link.

Academic Probation

Advisors work with students to help them improve their academic standing.

Advising Center COVID-19 FAQ

Below you will find 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 please refer here for the official response page***

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

  • Our virtual working hours are: Monday - Friday, 8a.m. - 5p.m.

  • Our physical office in Gershman, suite 207, will remain closed until activities resume on campus. 

Is the Advising Center offering advising & tutoring appointments?
  • Advisors will continue to hold virtual appointments through Zoom and Google Meet

  • Tutoring appointments are also being held virtually, and can be scheduled through this link.

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, or the Advising Center. 

  • Make sure to include what you would like to discuss at the meeting, and your availability! 

How can I schedule a tutoring appointment?
  • to schedule a tutoring appointment you can use this link. There you will see all of our peer tutors!

  • You can also email, or the Peer Tutor Supervisor, Hanna Weckel, at

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