The Academic Advising Unit in the Academic Success Center (ASC) is the home for Exploring Majors, non-degree seeking students, and Major Pathways’ students. Our team of academic advisors are committed to helping you along the journey of earning your degree! Our advising unit will help you:
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.Advising Myths Video Focus 2
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 and Beyond
Major Madness and Beyond 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 and Beyond page.