Advising

Advising
Advising
Your front door to the college

Every CAS student has an assigned advisor who is dedicated to your academic, personal, and professional success.

Your assigned advisor is listed in MyRed and may be located either in the area of your major or in the Academic and Career Advising Center. Advising Center advisors work closely with area faculty advisors.

Schedule a meeting with your assigned advisor via MyPlan at least once a semester and whenever you have a question.

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Academics + Experiences = Opportunities

Our four-year success plan will help you focus on academics and experience, opening up opportunities when you graduate.

Academic and Career Advising Center

A regular stop from your first day on campus to your last, advisors work with students in all majors from NSE to graduation, and career coaches help you explore majors/minors, gain experience, and develop a plan for life after graduation.  The center is also the front door to the college for undergraduate students and the place to start when you have a question about policies, procedures, and resources.

See the center to:

  • choose or change your major, minor and degree program
  • understand degree requirements and academic policies
  • identify resources for greater academic success
  • complete paperwork for substitutions, waivers, petitions, degree plans and more
  • meet deadlines for adding, dropping and changing courses or grade options
  • assess progress toward graduation

Contact Us
107 Oldfather Hall
(402) 472-4190
asadvisingcenter
@unl.edu

Summer Walk-ins (20-minute)
1 – 3 p.m. weekdays

Appointments
8 a.m. – 5 p.m. weekdays

Make an appointment in MyPLAN  

Major and minor advisors

Every major and minor in the college has an expert. Most CAS students have more than one major, so getting to know the advisor in each is critical.

  • In larger departments, that person is also the primary, assigned advisor to students. 
  • In smaller departments, that person is a faculty member who works with the primary assigned advisor in the Advising Center.  

Major and minor advisors

 

What to expect from advising

The best results come from a collaborative relationship between you and your advisor. Accountability, knowledge, critical thinking, and communication are needed on both sides.

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Advising forms, tools, and FAQs

An FAQ can't replace regular meetings with your advisor, but here are common advising questions and basic responses along with links to forms, systems, and tools.

Advising forms, tools, and FAQs

Strengthen your academic skills

The academic transition from high school to college can be challenging, and even the most dedicated student may feel uncomfortable, overwhelmed, and doubtful of their ability to succeed.  In most cases,getting a little extra help, or learning a new approach to time management or studying makes all the difference.

Academic resources

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Academic excellence in CAS

  • Dean’s List: Every semester, hundreds of students are honored by our dean for achieving a superior grade point average.
  • Distinction and Thesis: Be recognized at graduation for superior academic performance and completion of a thesis.
  • Fellowships: Launch your search for national and international fellowship competitions that meet your educational, intellectual, and personal needs.
  • Phi Beta Kappa: The Alpha Chapter of Nebraska members are elected from candidates for degrees in the liberal arts and sciences who are in the top 5 to 10 percent of their graduating class.