Academic Advising and Assistance

Academic Advising Center

Staff at the Academic Advising Center help students decide on a major, as well as advise students considering changing or reconfirming their major. Advisors offer guidance for incoming freshmen, general studies students, non-degree students and transfer students. The center is a clearinghouse for general university and degree information. Advisors help students with information about non-traditional credit options and pre-professional academic programs like veterinary science, law, dentistry or pharmacy.

The Academic Advising Center, in cooperation with other departments, sponsors workshops on study skills, deciding a major and a wide variety of special topics. The Academic Advising Center is located in 509 Gruening Building, (907) 474-6396 or 1-888-823-8780. Advisors can also be reached via e-mail at Specific information for students, including degree worksheets, can be found on the web at

Tanana Valley Campus Center

Advising and support are available at the UAF TVC Center for students in A.A. and A.A.S. degree and certificate programs. A Student Assistance Center provides services that contribute to a successful learning experience and transition to a career. Services are available by appointment and on a walk-in basis. For more information, contact Student Assistance, UAF Tanana Valley Campus Center, 604 Barnette Street, Fairbanks, Alaska 99701, telephone (907) 455-2851, or visit online at

International Student Advising

UAF students from other countries face many situations that American students do not encounter. International students must comply with immigration regulations, adapt to a new and often strange culture and adjust to the American system of higher education. International student advisors serve as a liaison between the student and various U.S. immigration agencies. Advisors authorize documents for student visas, help students adjust to UAF and provide immigration and personal assistance. For more information, contact International Programs by telephone (907) 474-7677 or (907) 474-5327, e-mail, or online at

Rural Student Services

Rural Student Services (RSS) is the vital link between the Fairbanks campus and rural Alaska communities. RSS advisors provide comprehensive advising and referrals to various support services on the Fairbanks campus. RSS advisors register students for classes, explain academic requirements and explore degree and career options. They help students with the admissions and financial aid process, provide personal assistance and student advocacy.

RSS serves as a Native student center in the Brooks Building to provide an atmosphere where students can share Native cultural traditions on campus and attend Native student club activities, as well as being a welcoming student gathering place.

For more information contact Rural Student Services, Brooks Building main floor, telephone (907) 474-7871 or 1-888-478-1452, e-mail, or visit online at

Student Support Services

Student Support Services (SSS) offers individual and small group tutoring, study skills workshops and general advising and support to help eligible students graduate from college. Active SSS students are eligible for the laptop computer program, grant aid and free concert tickets. Eligible students are those with financial need, those whose parents did not graduate from college and those who have disabilities. Students must be enrolled at UAF with the intention of obtaining a degree. The SSS program at UAF is funded by a TRIO grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

For more information contact the SSS program located in 508 Gruening Building, telephone (907) 474-6844, e-mail, or visit online at

Tutoring Services

Information about lab hours for all campus academic support resources as well as tutoring options is located on the Academic Advising Center website: