Mandatory Advising Program

Students are always encouraged to meet with their advisors with any questions or concerns about academics or progress toward their degree.

At certain points in every student’s academic career, they are required to meet with an advisor to continue attending classes. Students who do not meet with an advisor at these times will have an academic hold placed on their records, preventing them from registering for classes or applying for graduation.

first year students

Any student admitted as a new freshman and who is in their first semester of enrollment at the U of U (summer 1st semester students are seen in the fall).

second year students

Students with 2-3 prior terms of enrollment and 60 hours or less of completed coursework is required to meet with her/his major advisor. This advising appointment will include how to declare this major, a discussion of required courses for graduation, resources that promote student success, and departmental activities that enhance your U of U bachelor's degree.

Undeclared students

Students with 60+ credit hours and at least 2 prior terms of enrollment who have not yet declared a major. Meet with a University College advisor to help decide on a major.

transfer students

All new transfer students are required to meet with an advisor AND attend an orientation session before they can register for their first semester at the U. Contact the Transfer Center for more information.

low GPA

Students are required to maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA to remain in Good Standing at the University of Utah. Advisors in University College work with all students whose cumulative GPA drops below 2.0 in order to strategize ways to improve academic performance.


Students applying for graduation must meet with their advisor.





Academic Advisors are excited to meet with you as we help guide you along your path towards graduation.  


Last Updated: 8/26/16