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Advising during COVID-19

Advisors are still available to assist during remote learning, however, each advising center may do things a little differently. To connect with your advisor or advising unit, please check the advising directory. For advising FAQ's related to remote learning, check our FAQ page.


Advising at UC is about preparing you for your academic success and future career

Academic advising is a type of student support vital to your academic success. Your UC college provides academic advising by assigning you a designated college advisor. Your advisor is there to guide you through your academic program by

  • helping you clarify your academic, professional, and personal goals;
  • explaining program and university policies;
  • advising on classes and how they fit your academic, professional, and personal goals;
  • helping you with academic or personal matters;
  • making sure you stay on track to graduation.

In addition to a college-specific advisor, you may also have a specialized advisor assigned to you. A specialized advisor works in a centralized office and advises in other academic areas. Examples of specialized advising includes Honors advising, Pre-Professional advising, transfer advising, and student athletes advising.

Although advisors are housed under different colleges and units, they all share a commitment to assist you in reaching your academic goals, all the way to graduation and beyond. We call this commitment the Bearcat Promise. The Bearcat Promise is a central part of advising at UC and vice-versa. The goal of the Bearcat Promise is for you, as a UC undergraduate student, to graduate with not just a degree, but with a plan for your future career.

To further assist you with your career planning, UC has a designated Bearcat Promise Career Studio. Staffed with full-time, dedicated career coaches, the Career Studio can help you with anything from clarifying your career goals to prepare your for job interviews or grad school.



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Advising Spotlight: My Graduation Plan

Map out your pathway to graduation with My Graduation Plan. This tool allows students and advisors to monitor and plan degree progression to stay on track to completion. Learn more about My Graduation Plan