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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. 

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 Abroad
  • Any academic issues or concerns

Make an advising appointment:

  • 215-717-6818
  • advising@uarts.edu
  • Stop by the Advising Center Gershman Hall, Suite 207
    Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Or reach out directly to your advisor -  you can see their contact info below!

Tutoring is available for all university courses at no charge to all students to supplement classroom and studio instruction.

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

Learn more about tutoring options

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

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, or cultural challenges that might otherwise limit their success.

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.

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.

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.

*** For information on how University of the Arts is responding to COVID-19 please refer here for the official response page***

How can I contact the Advising Center?

  • Contact: advising@uarts.edu 
  • Virtual hours: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Our physical office in Gershman Hall, Suite 207  will remain closed until activities on campus resume.

Is the Advising Center offering advising & tutoring appointments?

  • We will be offering advising and tutoring appointments by phone, or virtually via Google Hangouts & Meet, and Zoom.

How can I contact my advisor?

  • You can contact your academic advisor directly via email. If you don’t know who your academic advisor is, email the Advising Center at advising@uarts.edu

What if I don't know who my advisor is?

How can I schedule an advising appointment?

  • You can make an appointment by contacting the Advising Center at advising@uarts.edu or contacting your advisor directly. 

How can I schedule an advising appointment?

What if I am already scheduled for a weekly recurring tutoring or advising appointment? Will they continue?

  • All recurring appointments with your academic advisor will continue. Please contact us if you need to make an adjustment. 
  • If your peer tutor/writing fellow can work with you remotely, your sessions will continue. The Advising Center will reach out to all students currently in tutoring. 

What's happening with advising for Fall 2020?

  • The Advising Period begins March 30. Registration will open April 20. Academic advisors will contact their advisees about planning their schedules and making appointments.

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Meet Your UArts Advisors

Blanca Headshot
Blanca Gonzalez

Director of Advising Center

Museum Exhibition Planning & Design (MFA)
Michele Kishita
Michele Kishita

Academic Advisor - School of Art

Jordan Rockford
Jordan Rockford

Academic Advisor - School of Design

Miriam White
Miriam White

Academic Advisor - School of Theater

Tia Kemp
Tia Kemp

Academic Advisor - School of Film

Rob George
Robert George

Academic Advisor - School of Music