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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 with 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.
Advising Spotlight: Stay a Bearcat
Select graduate programs offer a more direct path for current undergraduate students to continue their education at UC. These programs may have alternative entry requirements or offer qualifying students admission, based on certain criteria. Learn more about Stay a Bearcat