About Advising

The University of Georgia’s mandatory undergraduate academic advisement programs are an essential part of the undergraduate educational experience, which empower students to attain their academic goals.

Advising at UGA is decentralized, and each school and college has an advising office for students within that school or college. Faculty and professional academic advisors help undergraduate students understand the options and opportunities for academic programs of study, degree requirements, academic resources, and course selection. Academic advisors engage students in meaningful relationships designed to support and encourage a challenging and successful undergraduate education. Ultimately each undergraduate student is responsible for his/her academic progress at UGA.

The Academic Advising Coordinating Council provides leadership and support to faculty and professional academic advisors through best practices in training, mentoring, research, and evaluation.

The Office of Academic Advising serves as a resource for advisors university-wide concerning academic affairs policies and procedures. In addition, the office provides support for academic advising at UGA trhough the Academic Advising Coordinating Council (AACC), the Advising (ACADEME) Listserv, the Academic Advising Awards, advising workshops, and advising training on Athena.

For questions related to advising at the University of Georgia, please email Judith Iakovou, director of academic advising, at jiakovou@uga.edu. For questions specific to advising within a school or college, please find the appropriate undergraduate advising contact.