Online Learning Module 3


What is an Academic Advisor and what does an Academic Advisor do?


Each new student is assigned an academic advisor based on his/her academic areaAcademic advisors are specially trained in working with students of interest. If you have not yet chosen a specific major, you will be assigned an academic advisor who is specially trained in working with students who are still exploring majors.

If you are planning to go to a post-graduate professional school in some aspect of healthcare (medical school, dental school or optometry school), you will have an additional Pre-Health advisor available to you.

If you are a UAB Varsity Athlete playing on a UAB athletic team, you will have an additional advisor to assist you.


What do UAB Academic Advisors do?

  • Advisors explain academic requirements, policies and procedures
  • Advisors help students set goals and develop academic plans
  • Advisors discuss any academic difficulties you might be having
  • Advisors refer students to various campus resources to support their academic and personal development


How do I know who my Academic Advisor is?

Your Academic Advisor’s NAME and CONTACT INFORMATION is located in the upper right-hand corner of the front page of your BlazerNet account.


When should I meet with an Academic Advisor?

As often as needed, but AT LEAST once per semester


What number can I call if I have questions about academic support?

You can call the Student Academic Success Hotline at 205/934-6139.


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