Academic advising is an active, ongoing exchange between the advisors and students, grounded in teaching and learning. Advising is based on students gaining accurate and appropriate information and direction to help make their educational experience relevant, coherent, and meaningful. It is a process that assists students in connecting with the University of Arkansas, making thoughtful decisions related to their academic experiences, and maximizing their educational and career opportunities. Quality academic advising is essential to achieving the University’s vision.
Academic advising can be one of the most important resources in your educational experience. Your advisor can help you explore programs of studies, understand academic policies and procedures, select appropriate classes, and review your degree audit. Basically, your advisor can help you navigate through your college experience.
Take advantage of academic advising by visiting with your advisor regularly each semester. For more information on the advising process in your college, contact your dean’s office or visit the Academic Advising Council website at advising.uark.edu.
To declare or change your program of study (major, minor, etc.), you will need to go the advising office or the dean's office of the program you want to declare or change to. These college contacts are listed below.
Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences
- Undergraduate students: See academic department
- Undeclared and non-degree-seeking students: AGRI 205
- For additional information, visit the Bumpers College advising resources.
Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design
Location: WALK 120
All students please check the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design advising resources.
J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences
Fullbright College Advising Center
Location: CHPN 322
Please check the Fulbright College advising resources.
Sam M. Walton College of Business
Location: WCOB 328
- Walton College freshmen: Contact your Freshman Business Connections mentor
- Undergraduate students: Call 479-575-4622
- Graduate students: Call 479-575-2851
- For undergraduate student additional information, visit the Walton College advising center.
College of Education and Health Professions
Please check the College of Education and Health Professions advising resources.
College of Engineering
Undergraduate students: Please visit the College of Engineering advising resources.
School of Law
Location: WATR 131
Degree-Seeking graduate students: Advisor's office