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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

MAAS Essay Prize

Apply for the MAAS Essay prize; deadline is March 18, 2015. Click here for more information.

MOCCA (Mobile College & Career Advising)

MOCCA (Mobile College & Career Advising): This spring, one academic dean and a career counselor will be available from 2:30-4:00 p.m. on Wednesdays in Clemons Library on the fourth floor. Their table will be marked with a sign so drop by with questions, concerns or just to say hello.

Finanacial Aid Deadline

Applying for State and Institutional Need-Based Financial Aid?
If you intend to apply for need-based financial aid for the 2015-2016 year the deadline is March 1, 2015 (see your email for more detailed information). Please also note that March 1, 2015, is a Sunday, so the last day Student Financial Services will be able to offer any guidance will be Friday, February 27. See the SFS website for details.

Advising Newsletter

Read the lastest Advising Newsletter.

Dates & Deadlines

March 7-15    Spring Recess   
March 18    Last Day to Withdraw from a Class (done in SIS)   
Mar. 23-Apr. 3    Advising for Fall 2015 Course Selection   
Apr. 6-10    Undergraduate Enrollment Begins for Fall 2015   

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