No matter how good a student you are, having good advice is essential to your academic success. All professors in the department are happy to answer your questions, mentor your progress, and provide advice on careers. Feel free to ask them for guidance as well as information about scheduled courses, the topics they are going to teach, and their research. In addition, students are assigned College of Arts and Sciences advisors based on their status as a freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior.

Graduation Planning System (GPS)

Students can review their degree progress online at their convenience with the GPS.

Your Advisors

Advice for Incoming and Transfer Students

If you are a new student, meet with your CAS advisor before signing up for classes. The hardest part of your first year should be your classes, not deciding what they should be. Take the easy way out: Make an appointment to talk or meet with your academic advisor before you attend New Student Orientation.

The sign at Potsdamer Platz, an important public square and traffic intersection in the centre of Berlin, Germany. Contact the College of Arts and Sciences Advising Office at (205) 934-6135 for help with registering but also with making the most of your choice to attend UAB!

Advice for Current Students

You can rely on your CAS academic advisor for information, assistance, and encouragement throughout your time at UAB. In general, advisors will:

  • help you identify your goals and develop educational plans to reach them;
  • help you understand degree requirements, course selection, and schedule planning;
  • refer you to resources across campus that can boost your academic performance;
  • help you understand academic policies and procedures; and
  • provide information about potential areas of study.