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Getting Started

Advising:
Who can help?
Meet the Deans:
Who has the answers.
Degree Requirements:
What does every student need to do?
Majors & Minors:
How to declare a major
Forms & Policies:
What are the rules?

The goal of advising is to provide students information to take full advantage of all the resources of the University (including course selection, declaring a major and general academic questions). Your Association Dean is a key source of help.

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To facilitate academic advising, every student is placed in an “Association.” Your Association Dean’s primary responsibility is to advise you on academic matters and refer you to the various agencies and offices the University has established to assist you.

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In order to earn a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS) degree and graduate, all University of Virginia College of Arts & Sciences students must meet certain Degree, Competency and Area Requirements.

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View a list of all the available undergraduate degree programs offered by the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Virginia, including majors, minors and Distinguished Majors Programs.

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Find information and links to policies, forms and suggestions, all part of the accumulated insights and experiences by the deans and advisors who spend their time working with University of Virginia College of Arts & Sciences undergraduate students.

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Walk-In Advising with the “Dean of the Day”

Beginning with the first day of classes "Dean of the Day" (walk-in advising) hours will be from 2:30-4:00 each day in Monroe Hall.

News & Announcements

MOCA (Mobile College Advising)

MOCCA (Mobile College & Career Advising): New this fall, two academic deans and a career counselor will be available from 11:30-1:00 on Fridays in the second floor dining hall. Their table will be marked with a sign so drop by with questions, concerns or just to say hello.

Connecting College to Career: Advice from the Deans

As you begin your career in the College of Arts and Sciences, the academic deans take this occasion not only to welcome you but also to assist you in planning your time in the College and beyond. The first step involves seeking out advising and collecting advisors. But what, exactly, is advising and how does it work? Read more here.

Advising News, Fall 2014

Read the lastest Advising News, Fall 2014.

Dates & Deadlines

September 9 Last Day to Add a Class or Change Grading Option
September 10 Last Day to Drop a Class
October 11-14 Fall Reading Days
October 21 Last Day to Withdraw from a Class