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Academic Advising


Roberto Gonzalez and Natasha Alvarez in Academic AdvisingAcademic Advising is the process of discussing majors, selecting classes and building a roadmap for academic success that occurs between an advisor and a student.

The Academic Advising Center at the University of St. Thomas provides students with access to a professional team of advisors that specialize in helping students identify and achieve their academic goals. You should meet with your academic advisor at least once a semester and more regularly if you are having difficulty. Advisors may assist students with selecting or changing a major, degree planning, course scheduling and building plans for overall academic success.

Students and advisors are encouraged to consider the following when developing a strategic plan for achieving excellence:

  • Exploration of intellectual, moral and spiritual values
  • Exploration of life goals
  • Exploration of career goals
  • Selection of a major or program of study
  • Selection of courses
  • Scheduling of courses

Academic Advising Services

Degree Planning
We provide hard copy and electronic degree plans for all UST majors and minors.

The Core Curriculum
We help students understand the intellectual value of the core requirements in addition to its relationship to their major.

Choosing Your Major
We work with students who are undecided by clarifying goals and discussing options.

Choosing a Minor
We guide students to enhance their academic record through the appropriate selection of minor programs.

Changing Your Major
We provide academic counseling and guidance to students who determine they are in a major that does not match their evolving goals.

Course Scheduling and Academic Planning
We assist students in designing a course schedule that will work for them and support their academic goals. We have a computer lab in the Academic Advising Center to assist students with online registration.

Faculty Advisors

Every incoming student is assigned an academic advisor. Freshmen will be teamed with an academic advisor who will help them develop an academic plan for the current and coming years at the University. Once a student declares a major (no sooner than the end of freshman year), they will be assigned a faculty advisor in the department of the chosen major.

Academic Advising Resources

Course Catalogs 
Degree Plans
Core Curriculum 

Contact Us

Regular Term Office Hours
Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Summer Term:
Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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