Advising at KU

Degree-Seeking Undergraduates

Undergraduate students may be advised through many different offices:

Undergraduate Advising Center (UAC)

All undergraduate students that have not decided a major, are admitted to the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, or to a pre-professional school that have taken less 89 credit hours or less.

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS)

Once a student declares a major, the student transitions from the UAC to his or her academic department in CLAS.  Students who have not declared a major after reaching 90 credit hours are advised by the CLAS Student Academic Services.

Professional Schools

The Professional Schools below require completion of credit hours in CLAS (noted below) as prerequisites for application.  Pre-professional students are advised in the UAC, then transition to advising in their school once they have been accepted.
Business:          60 hours 
Education:        29-50 hours 
Health Prof:      57-90 hours
Pharmacy:        68 hours
Nursing:            62 hours
Social Welfare: 30 hours

Direct-Entry Professional Schools

All students admitted to one of the school listed below in their freshman year are advised by their school: Architecture Business Journalism Music School of the Arts

Honors Program

CLAS students in the Honors Program are advised by Honors.  Those admitted to a professional school are advised by both their school and Honors.

Applied English Center

Students taking English proficiency courses through the Applied English Center (AEC) will be advised through that office in Room 204, Lippincott Hall.  Students taking part-time AEC and part-time regular KU academic courses should follow the “Degree Seeking Undergraduate” listings above.


Graduate Students

All graduate students should contact their department for information about advising procedures.  There is no central office strictly for graduate student advising.


Study Abroad

Students whose short-term visits are coordinated through the Office of Study Abroad will be advised through their office in room 108, Lippincott Hall.


 
 


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