1. University of Virginia
  2. Arts & Sciences

Getting Started

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

MAAS Essay Prize

Apply for the MAAS Essay prize; deadline is March 18, 2015. Click here for more information.

Open Classes and New Classes

Check this page often for new classes and classes with space!

When to Swap, Drop or Edit

  • Use SWAP to drop one lecture (without an attached discussion/lab) and add another OPEN lecture simultaneously.
  • Use EDIT to switch to an OPEN discussion/lab section attached to a lecture.
  • To switch a discussion/lab attached to an existing lecture for a waitlisted discussion/lab, drop the current lecture and discussion/lab and submit a new request with the "waitlist if lecture is full" box checked. WARNING: You will be dropped from your current lecture and added to the end of the waitlist for both the lecture and the new discussion/lab. This is because you cannot jump ahead of students already on the waitlisted discussion/lab sections.
  • To switch a discussion/lab section attached to a lecture in which you are waitlisted, drop or swap the original wait list request. WARNING: You will lose your place in the lecture wait list.

Advising Newsletter

Read the lastest Advising Newsletter.

Dates & Deadlines

January 26 Last Day to Add, Change Grading Option, Elect AU
January 27 Last Day to Drop a Class
March 7-15 Spring Recess
March 18 Last Day to Withdraw from a Class (done in SIS)