Academic Support

Not every student needs extra help or needs to improve their study skills. For those students who would like to ensure that they will be successful in all of their courses, there are many resources available.

The Academic Advising Center provides academic advising and general information for baccalaureate students who have not declared a major (general studies), premajor students and exploratory students changing out of a declared major.

The Academic Advising Center is staffed by professional and faculty advisors representing the schools and colleges at UAF. They will assist you in exploring all the options available to you for course selection, majors and potential career opportunities.

Academic Advising Center
509 Gruening Building
(907) 474-6396
(907) 474-6780 fax

Hours of operation:
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

There are other offices at UAF that also assist students with academic questions. Rural Student Services (located in the Brooks Building on campus) and the Student Assistance and Advising Center at the Community and Technical College at 604 Barnette Street in downtown Fairbanks have academic advisors available to work with students.

You will eventually work with a faculty advisor in a major department and may be referred by an academic advisor from one of the offices listed above. It is important to be thinking about your degree plans so that courses are taken in a timely manner and to make connections with the faculty and department where you intend to obtain your UAF degree.


Academic Advising Resources


Study Skills Workshops

Workshops are provided every semester and are open to all students, free of charge. Topics covered include:

  • Time Management
  • Note Taking
  • Test Taking
  • Math Anxiety

University Skills Workshops

  • Communication skills
  • Stress management
  • Resume Writing
  • Creating a Four-Year Plan

The University of Alaska Fairbanks is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution. UAF does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, physical or mental disability, status as a protected veteran, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, parenthood, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, or other legally protected status. The University's commitment to nondiscrimination, including against sex discrimination, applies to students, employees, and applicants for admission and employment. Contact information, applicable laws, and complaint procedures are included on UA's statement of nondiscrimination available at

Back to Top