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.

Students Valerie Mullican and Erin Taylor find time to catch up on some studying.

The Academic Advising Center provides academic advising and general information for baccalaureate students who have not declared a major (general studies), pre-major 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

Freshman Jason Pfeifer looks through the stacks iin the Rasmuson Library.

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

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