1. University of Virginia
  2. Arts & Sciences

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

Study Abroad Grants

Study Abroad Grants: Every Student Can Afford Study Abroad! Click here for more information.

MOCCA (Mobile College & Career 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.

How to Withdraw from a Class in SIS

With the drop deadline now passed, students wishing to exit a class must withdraw. The last day to withdraw from a class in the fall 2014 semester is October 21. Click here for more information.

Advising News, Fall 2014

Read the lastest Advising News, Fall 2014.

Dates & Deadlines

October 21 Last Day to Withdraw from a Class
October 27-Nov 7 Advising for Spring 2015 Course Selection
Nov. 3-Dec. 16 Students Apply in SIS for May 2015 Graduation
Nov. 14 Last Day to WD from UVA and Return for Spring 2015