Advisor & Student Responsibilities

The mission of academic advising is to assist students by collaborating with them in identifying and pursuing their educational goals, providing accurate and timely information, and promoting student responsibility and accountability for their academic success.

Advisor Responsibilities:

  • Provide accurate information about degree requirements, educational and career options, and various University and College of Education (COE) policies and procedures.
  • Help students interpret University and COE policies, procedures, and requirements as stated in the UNLV Undergraduate Catalog.
  • Help students with academic decisions (e.g., choice of major, course planning, goal clarification, etc.).
  • Help students set realistic goals and find the resources necessary to meet the goals.
  • Check students' progress toward graduation and verify completion of degree requirements.
  • Refer students to other University resources when necessary.

Student Responsibilities:

  • Carefully read the UNLV Undergraduate Catalog and follow all University and COE requirements, policies, and procedures.
  • Familiarize yourself with your degree requirements and understand how to navigate your degree sheet.
  • Meet with an academic advisor every semester (appointment required). Come prepared; bring a list of classes you want to take, questions, and concerns to the meetings. Don't be afraid to ask questions.
  • Be open and honest. If you have outside commitments or issues that are interfering with your studies or if you are unhappy with your college experiences, discuss them with your advisor. We have all been through college too - we can share our experiences and do our very best to empower you to make good decisions for your academic and personal success.
  • Send official transcripts from all other institutions you may have attended prior to attending UNLV.
  • Activate and use your UNLV RebelMail account to ensure that you receive important information from UNLV and the COE.