What is Academic Advising? 

Franklin College advisors assist students in achieving their educational goals by helping with the selection, planning and completion of students' academic coursework. Students work together with professional or faculty advisors to plan their programs of study to include the required courses in their proper sequences to meet the requirements of the major department, the College, and the University. Students are assigned to Academic Advisors who specialize in specific degrees and majors within the College.  

How will I know who my Academic Advisor is?

You will be assigned an advisor at Orientation. This advisor will provide you with contact information in case you have additional questions after your appointment.

Do I have to meet with an Advisor? How often?

Advising is mandatory at the University of Georgia, which means you must meet with your Academic Advisor at least once each semester in order to be advised and cleared for pre-registration for the following semester. 

How can I make the most of the relationship with my Advisor? 

  • Consider your social, academic, and career goals prior to meeting with your advisor
  • Discuss career opportunities and the selection of a major/minor with career counselors, faculty, your academic advisor, and others on and off campus
  • Review UGA’s academic policies, procedures, and requirements in the Bulletin: www.bulletin.uga.edu 
  • Review the graduation requirements of your chosen major/minor prior to your advising appointment  
  • Keep records of all pertinent information regarding your academics: graduation requirements, transfer credit evaluations, advising forms, etc
  • Ensure that UGA receives all academic records from other institutions in a timely fashion