Non-Traditional Students

Academic Advising

Academic Advising is a service designed to help you reach your academic and career goals. Advisers answer questions related to:

It is important to meet with your adviser early in your first semester and continue to develop an ongoing relationship. Your adviser can help you maximize your educational experiences at UNI. 

Find out the name and location of your adviser by checking your MyUNIverse website (Student Center tab), or by calling the departmental office of your major, or the Office of Academic Advising, 273-3406.

Remember to schedule an appointment with your adviser in early November and April to plan your course selection for spring and fall semester preregistration periods.

Advising Locations

Students who have decided on a major will be advised by an adisor in their academic department.  Advising in departments is delivered differently according to the needs of the college and department.  Most advising at UNI is done by faculty advisors in each major.  However, due to the nature of the major, the number of students in majors, advising may be delivered differently.  For a list of departments with specialized advising services go to the list of advising locations, otherwise, contact the deparment of your major. Your MyUNIverse website (Student Center tab) will list your advisor.

Faculty Advising in Departments

Faculty advisers usually maintain regularly scheduled office hours to meet with their advisees and student in their classes. Call the department office for your adviser's location, office hours and how to make an appointment.

Students in Transition

Office of Academic Advising advises:

  • new students who need assistance in choosing a major
  • students who have a major but are looking for experiences or academic programs to complete their field of study
  • students in transition:
    •      freshmen and transfers new to the University
    •      non-traditional students
    •      students changing majors
    •      students in academic distress