Academic advisors are available to help you plan how to continue your education at Carolina. Advisors can answer academic questions, provide information on administrative policies and procedures, and advise you on various options that might be available. Your advisor may refer you to specific resource people at UNC-Chapel Hill for more detailed information about your particular field of interest.
You can contact an advisor by phone (1-800-862-5669 or 919-962-1134) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org), or contact us to schedule an appointment to meet at the Friday Center. Although we will do our best to accommodate drop-ins, appointments are encouraged. Note: Advising appointments are not available in the first week that classes start each term; all advising sessions in those weeks will be conducted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Advising Office Hours
Mondays: 8 am–5 pm (closed 1–2 pm)
Tuesdays: 8 am–5 pm (closed 1–2 pm)
Wednesdays: 9 am–4 pm
Thursdays: 9 am–5 pm (closed 1–2 pm)
Fridays: 8 am–4 pm (closed 1–2 pm)
Here are some of the situations where advisors can be of assistance:
If you never went to college but are now thinking about trying to earn a degree, advisors can get you started with a few college courses that will help you “test the waters.” They can also help you determine which course formats—online, correspondence, or classroom—will best suit your needs.
If you left Carolina or another university without finishing your degree, even if it was many years ago, advisors can help you determine where to start in completing your degree. If you are unable to attend school full time, they can also help you with the admission process for enrolling as a part-time student. If you are lacking credits to finish a degree at another university, advisors can help you determine if you can fulfill those requirements at Carolina and transfer those credits to your university.
If you attended UNC-Chapel Hill at any time in the past and became academically ineligible, advisors can assist you in the process for enrolling in classes to raise your grade point average and apply for readmission.
If you have an undergraduate degree and are considering applying to medical, dental, or nursing school, there are certain prerequisites you will need to take. This is also the case for a number of other post-graduate programs. Advisors can help you determine which prerequisites are needed for various programs and then help you map out a plan to fulfill them.
If you have retired and are considering work in a new career area, or if you are a working professional who is ready for a career change, advisors can help you choose the right courses for your situation. If you’re thinking of becoming certified to teach in North Carolina, advisors can also guide you through that process.
If you need to work on skills in certain subject areas before pursuing an area of study, advisors can help you find the right courses. In particular, students needing to bring math or writing skills up to college level can benefit from speaking with an advisor.
Advisors can help you through the process of enrolling as a part-time student or answer questions about taking courses on campus.