Academic Success Center

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Academic Success Center's team of academic advisors helps students chart a course for success. The advising center can help you:

  • Plan your sequence of courses to efficiently complete your degree.
  • Design a well-balanced schedule.
  • Explore the relationship between UNLV's majors and your career goals.
  • Learn more about university policies and procedures.

When to Visit an Advisor

All exploring students are required to meet with an academic advisor at least once a year. Ideally, students should meet with an advisor before registration each semester to address individual issues.

Students on academic probation and/or suspension must meet with an academic advisor for an individual appointment before scheduling a class.


The UNLV Academic Success Center advising unit strives to be recognized nationally for its student success model of academic advising. The unit will employ academic and developmental advising best practices that positively impact the lives of students at the institution.


Our mission is to provide a nurturing learning environment that helps students persist and graduate with four-year degrees. The advising unit partners with students exploring majors, undergraduate non-degree-seeking students, adult learners, and returning students to identify and chart an academic course for success. The services employed by the advising unit are holistic and developmental, addressing the assessed and expressed educational needs of each student.


The Academic Success Center adheres to a learning-centered developmental philosophy of advising. Research has shown that the learning-centered approach may constitute a better combination of methodology for students who do not have clear-cut goals or who have many interests. The learning-centered approach likens advising to teaching, whereby the advisor plays a role with respect to a student's entire curriculum that is similar to the role that the teacher plays with respect to the content of a single course. The advisor helps the student understand curriculum, choose foundational general education classes, and explore subject areas of interest or growth. Thus, the advisor’s instruction in the logic of the curriculum elevates the advisor's work to a central role in enhancing a student's education (Lowenstein, 2005).

Major Madness

Major Madness is an interactive collaborative annual event in which colleges and departments showcase their majors, minors and certificate programs. Each Spring semester, this event reaches out to the UNLV community and aims to provide a blend of academic enrichment and campus spirit. For more information, visit the Major Madness page.

Advising Staff




 Campus Location

Academic Success Center (ASC)

 Mailing Address

4505 S. Maryland Parkway
Box 452001
Las Vegas, NV 89154-2001

 Hours of Operation

8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday


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