As a University of Iowa student it is important to meet on a regular basis with your Academic Advisor. Academic Advisors will help students create a path for what they want to accomplish during their time at the University of Iowa. Academic advising is an interactive process between both a student and their advisor.
An Academic Advisor provides students with:
- Academic Program Planning
- Discussions regarding life goals and future career endeavors
- Development of life goals and clarifying what those goals are
- Evaluation on the progress of established goals
- Information related to the University of Iowa campus
- Information related to different services provided at the University
- Information related to degree requirement
You should visit your Academic Advisor when you:
- Have questions about majors, minors, certificate programs
- Want to plan a schedule for the next semester or create an academic plan for your major
- Have questions about the registration process
- Are preparing to register for the next semester. Students must meet with an adviser to be cleared for registration.
- Have questions about anything on campus from "How to drop or add classes" to "Where can I get career information?"
- Are having academic difficulties
- Need someone to talk to about personal issues
Determining your Academic Advisor
Students can find out who their Academic Advisor is by reviewing their degree audit. Many first-year students are advised by a professional advisor in the Academic Advising Center. Transfer students with fewer than 24 s.h. are also advised at the Academic Advising Center.
Academic Advising Center
Maureen Schafer, Director
C210 Pomerantz Center
Students with more than 24 s.h. who have a declared major, will usually be advised in the department that offers the major. Advising will be provided by faculty or professional advising staff, depending on the department and college.
Regardless of where students are advised, they may request a different advisor for any reason.