As a University of Iowa student it is important to meet on a regular basis with your Academic Advisor. Academic Advisors will help students create a path for what they want to accomplish during their time at the University of Iowa. Academic advising is an interactive process between both a student and their advisor.
An Academic Advisor provides students with:
- Academic Program Planning
- Discussions regarding life goals and future career endeavors
- Development of life goals and clarifying what those goals are
- Evaluation on the progress of established goals
- Information related to the University of Iowa campus
- Information related to different services provided at the University
- Information related to degree requirement
You should visit your Academic Advisor when you:
- Have questions about majors, minors, certificate programs
- Want to plan a schedule for the next semester or create an academic plan for your major
- Have questions about the registration process
- Are preparing to register for the next semester. Students must meet with an adviser to be cleared for registration.
- Have questions about anything on campus from "How to drop or add classes" to "Where can I get career information?"
- Are having academic difficulties
- Need someone to talk to about personal issues
Transfer Student Advising
Students who transfer in fewer than 24 s.h.—as well as those who declare the “open” major or plan to apply to limited admission majors or programs—are advised at the Academic Advising Center.
If you transfer in more than 24 s.h. and you have a declared major, you will usually be advised in the department that offers your major. Advising will be provided by faculty or professional advising staff, depending on the department and college.
Regardless of where you are advised, you may request a different advisor for any reason.