Academic Advising

Your academic advisor will guide you through your program of study, helping you to identify the courses required for you to meet your degree goals. New students and transfer students will most likely have two advisors to guide you throught the process in the first few years. Your first advisor will be the undergraduate academic advising coordinator, Amy Wald, who will get you started. Your assigned faculty advisor has more relevant experience in areas that may be of interest to you and will be assigned to you by your second semester. Faculty advisors can play a key role in your career development – whether it’s writing letters of recommendation for graduate school, internships or employment, or assisting you with finding exciting research opportunities on campus. Getting to know your faculty advisor is important. Each department has a different way of assigning faculty advisors, and Amy can advise you as to your department’s procedures.

Meet your undergraduate academic advisor

Prior to the start of every semester, you must contact your advisor to register for classes.

What will Amy Wald, help me with?

  • assist you in getting a faculty advisor
  • initial course selection and planning
  • petitioning for course credit
  • math and English placement exams
  • understanding academic policies
  • adding, dropping or changing courses


Contact your undergraduate academic advisor

Please provide your name and UA student ID#

Amy Wald
Phone: 907-474-5548

Office locations:
101A Margaret Murie Building
364 Reichardt Building