Advising
Advising

Connect with Your Assigned Advisor Every Semester

Your academic advisor is a critical resource who is dedicated to your academic, personal, and professional success. Every CAS student is assigned an academic advisor based on their primary major.  Since most CAS students have more than just a single major, it is important to get to know the advisor for any minors or additional majors. Academic Advisors work closely with the faculty to provide you with the best overall support and the discipline specific expertise.

Your assigned advisor is listed in MyRed and their office may be located in or near the department of your major or in the Academic and Career Advising Center. Schedule a meeting with your assigned advisor via MyPlan at least once a semester and whenever you have a question.

See a list of all cas advisors

Academics + Experiences = Opportunities

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

You can expect your advisor to

  • Get to know you and support your overall success and well-being. Your advisor will ask you questions about what’s going well and what is challenging you academically, personally, and professionally.

  • Be knowledgeable about your degree requirements and academic programs across the college, as well as a range of campus resources, policies, procedures, and deadlines.

  • Help you develop a degree plan, then work with you every semester to update and refine it to best meet your developing interests and goals.

  • Challenge you to gain real world experience through internships, research, education abroad, service, and leadership. Connect you with the resources and people who can help you plan for life after graduation.

Your advisor will expect you to

  • Visit every semester to build a relationship with your advisor. Share what you are doing both in and out of the classroom, and be honest and open about how things are going.
  • Access the tools in MyRED, along with your Degree Audit, the Academic Calendar, and the Undergraduate Catalog regularly. Come prepared to ask questions and take next steps. Follow up on referrals to relevant resources that will help you be successful.
  • Build a degree plan thoughtfully, then review and revise it with your advisor. Be intentional about using elective space and consider adding a 2nd major or minor.
  • Try new things, meet new people, and challenge yourself to seek experiential opportunities that add value to your academic work and make you competitive for employment or additional education.

Academic and Career Advising Center

The Advising Center is your undergraduate hub in CAS. There you'll find friendly people who are eager to help you. Visit the Advising Center in 107 Oldfather Hall to:

  • choose or change your major, minor and degree program
  • check in on policies, procedures, and deadlines
  • get a college approval signature from the Dean's representative

While your assigned advisor should be your primary contact, there are daily walk-ins from 12-3 where a general academic advisor can answer a quick question. In addition, our Career Coaches are located here.  They will help you explore majors/minors, gain experience, and develop a plan for life after graduation.  Not sure where to go or who to ask? The Advising Center team can help.

Visit the Advising Center!
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. weekdays

107 Oldfather Hall
(402) 472-4190
casadvising@unl.edu

Summer Walk-ins
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. weekdays

Make an appointment with your assigned advisor in MyPLAN.

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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.
  • CAS Inquire: This selective program offers high-performing students opportunities to talk with college thought leaders, connect with other inquisitive students, and engage important ideas.