Before Advisement Checklist

Being prepared for your academic advisement sessions is key to your success. This will allow you and your advisor to maximize each advisement appointment and also ensure that you are tracking your progress throughout your academic career at UNA. Advisors are available to help you navigate your curriculum, discover and discuss career and other life goals, and connect you with resources and opportunities outside of the classroom.

New students enrolling at UNA will complete their first academic advising session during new student orientation. For more information about orientation programs for new students, visit the Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration website.

Student Pre-Advisement Checklist

  • Setup an appointment with your academic advisor using this link during the regular semester. 
    • Most academic advisors will contact current students via their UNA email ahead of the advising period to ask them to schedule an appointment.
    • If you do not know who your advisor is, visit our "Advisor Information" page for help.
  • Compare your academic program's catalog information with your Degree Works audit report.
    • To access Degree Works, login to Portal and click the Student tab. Locate and click on the Student Records link. Click the Degree Works link and then the button. For a short video on how to use Degree Works, visit
  • Ask yourself the following questions:
    • Am I on track? What am I missing?
    • Will missing courses be offered during the upcoming semester?
    • For transfer students... Have I been awarded all of the transfer credit I anticipate to receive?
    • Do I need to ask my advisor if a course substitution is necessary?
    • Are there any current courses I may need to repeat based on my current grades?
    • Do I expect I will need to drop a course for this semester? If so, how could it affect my Financial Aid?
  • Search for courses needed for the upcoming term via the Registrar's Class Schedules. Bring this list and also an alternate list with you to your advising appointment to discuss with your advisor.
  • Be prepared to talk with your advisor regarding any questions or concerns you have as a student. Let them know if you have concerns or need help with a course, getting connected with campus resources, or planning for your career. They will be able to help guide you to the support you need.