Departmental Advising

Advising for UTA students with over 30 hours, or transfer students.

About Advising at UTA

Academic Advisors at the University of Texas at Arlington guide students through exploration, identification, and pursuit of their educational, personal and career goals. Advisors equip students to attain academic success and promote lifelong learning. Ultimately, academic advisors offer essential academic services that help students persist and graduate.  

First-time in college and students exploring major options are advised within the University Advising Center. Once declared, students work with academic advisors housed within our Colleges or Schools. University Studies majors are advised within the Division of Student Success. 

Advisor Responsibilities:

  • Assist students to define and develop their goals through personal and professional development.
  • Understand and effectively communicate UT Arlington and department policies and procedures in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Guide students in making decisions regarding their degree path, registration, and graduation.
  • Advocate for student success by providing resources and referrals to other campus offices as needed.
  • Provide a safe, respectful, and confidential environment to ask questions and share concerns.

Student Responsibilities:

  • Familiarize yourself with UT Arlington policies and procedures and the degree requirements and guidelines specific to your major. Detailed policies can be found in the UTA Catalog.
  • Communicate respectfully, openly, and honestly with your Academic Advisor regarding topics related to your educational goals and academic performance. Seek advice and ask questions if you do not understand the information given during advising, need clarification regarding degree requirements, and/or need university resources to assist in academic success.
  • Regularly schedule and keep academic advising appointments.
  • Arrive on time for advising appointments and call or email if you cannot attend.
  • Understand and accept that you are responsible for your own education and decisions.

Academic Advising Core Values:


Academic Advisors act in accordance with the values of the profession of advising for the greater good of students, colleagues, institutions, and higher education. Advisors value honesty, transparency, and accountability to the student, institution and to the advising profession.


Academic Advisors value and are dedicated to excellence in all dimensions of student success. Advisors are committed to students, colleagues, institutions and the profession through assessment, scholarly inquiry, lifelong learning, and professional development.


Academic Advisors respect, engage, and value a supportive culture for diverse populations and build positive relationships by understanding and appreciating students’ views. Advisors strive to create and support environments that consider the needs and perspectives of students, institutions, and colleagues through openness, acceptance, and equity while treating students with sensitivity and fairness.


Academic Advisors motivate, encourage, and support students and the greater educational community to recognize their potential, meet challenges, and respect and express individuality. Advisors respond to and are accessible to others in ways that support, nurture and teach and build relationships through empathetic listening and compassion for students, colleagues and others.

*Information adapted from the NACADA Statement of Core Values