Academic Advising – LR 503.1

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University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Policy Name: Academic Advising
Policy Number: LR 503.1
Effective Date: April 1, 2010 (review date)


The primary function of this service is to provide academic advising for new and continuing students who have not declared a major or been admitted to another college. Students who are seeking admission to degree programs not offered by UA Little Rock but enrolled in their respective program prerequisite course work are also advised. A complete review of the student’s academic record is provided each term; required test scores and course placement, transfer work, high school concurrent, AP and IB, and the core curriculum requirements are all considered.

Individual and/or group advising sessions are intentional and assist students in learning to assess and clarify their educational, career and life goals by examining personalized interests and abilities. Academic advising processes assist in clarifying and reinforcing optimum course sequences to plan degree completion on a full- or part-time basis. Guidance is based on university policy, state and federal laws, major and minor program requirements and individual choices.

Student Learning Outcomes

As a result of the university college academic advising processes, students should be able to articulate the UA Little Rock core curriculum requirements in the context of an intended major; assess and monitor their academic progress; select courses based upon academic preparedness; identify major requirements and individual aspirations; understand the nature of college learning; and utilize academic and social support venues that connect the curricular and co-curricular collegiate culture.

E-mail advising is available for continuing students who are eligible. Students should check the departmental website listed at the end of this section for eligibility requirements.

The office maintains all university college undergraduate student advisement records and forwards these documents to the appropriate UA Little Rock college or academic department when the student is officially accepted into a major. The degree plan for the associate of arts in general studies is developed and maintained in this office for students who are seeking this degree.

Additional information is available by calling the department at 501-916-3386, or visiting online at the Office of Undergraduate Academic Advising.

Source: UALR Undergraduate Catalog 2009-10, p. 36
Approved By: Dr. Thea Hoeft, April 1, 2010
Custodian: Office of Undergraduate Academic Advising