Student speaking to an advisor

Who We Are

The mission of academic advising at UNLV is to assist students by collaborating with them in identifying and pursuing their educational goals, providing accurate and timely information, and promoting student responsibility and accountability for their academic success.

Resources and Guides

Advisors are resources who serve as guides through academic choices, policies, and requirements. During the advising session, students will discuss upcoming courses and degree requirements based on their current coursework, their commitments outside of UNLV, and their intended educational goals. The advisor may make recommendations, but the ultimate decision rests with the student. Advisors are excited to discuss goals and look forward to meeting with students.

Both Teacher and Facilitator

In many ways, the academic advisor is a teacher and facilitator. Advisors foster and encourage personal and intellectual growth in students (Crookston, 1972); they do more than help students register for classes. Academic advisors are well informed about the institution's resources available to students. Academic advising is a wealth of knowledge that can help students navigate the institutional system.

In short, the academic advisor assists students in the development of meaningful educational plans that are compatible with personal and/or career goals and instill a desire for lifelong learning.

Roles and Responsibilities

Learn about the roles and responsibilities of students, parents, and advisors.