Academic Counseling plays a central role in the undergraduate experience. We help students integrate course work with the larger mission of the University and prepares them for life beyond college. Advisors are also a resource on academic research opportunities, graduate school and career choices.
Every undergraduate is assigned an academic advisor with whom they meet at least once each semester to review academic progress and approve course selections prior to registration for the upcoming semester. The advisor may be a faculty member or a member of the UNH Manchester Academic Counseling staff. Advisors help monitor progress toward graduation but ultimate responsibility for meeting degree requirements rests with the student.
New students are matched with an advisor based on the interests expressed in their applications. However, we know students’ interests and goals evolve throughout their education. Students may request a change of advisor at anytime if they feel another advisor will better match their needs.
New students meet with an advisor following Orientation to register for classes. Continuing students meet with their advisors during the advance registration periods. These periods occur in November for spring semester classes and in April for fall semester classes. Students should seek guidance from their advisors whenever they have questions about academic issues.
The Academic Counseling Office also provides disability services, career services and coordinates study away activities for undergraduate students, and offers pre-professional advising services in collaboration with the University of New Hampshire Durham campus.