Undergraduate Academic Advisement

University Advisement Center

Vanessa Harris, M.P.A., Director of University Advisement
University Advisement and Enrichment Center, Suite 105
MSC06 3690
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
Phone: (505) 277-2631
Fax: (505) 277-3173
E-mail: uca@unm.edu
UNM Advisement Center Web site

The mission of the University Advisement Center is to give guidance to students in a nurturing, diverse, respectful and supportive environment and to assist students in making a successful transition to degree-granting colleges and appropriate majors, while developing the foundations for lifelong learning. University Advisement Center accomplishes its mission by:

  • Collaborating with Student Affairs Programs, the Division of Equity and Inclusion, and Colleges to provide the most accurate information to students;
  • Engage students in a shared intellectual experience based on active learning and listening;
  • Provide students with an exposure to and an understanding of a wide variety of disciplinary, cross-disciplinary, and interdisciplinary perspectives; and
  • Promote University-wide undergraduate research opportunities to continue students’ academic growth.

Admission Requirements and Academic Regulations

All undergraduate, non-degree undergraduate and non-degree graduate students who are admitted to the University but have not yet met the requirements to enter their desired degree-granting college are admitted to University College (UC), and advised by the University Advisement Center (UAC). UAC is responsible for regulating and administering the University Academic policies and procedures. UAC works collaboratively with other advisement centers to assist students in the formulation of their academic directions, goals, and plans. All students in University College are required to meet with a UAC academic advisor every semester prior to registration, and receive a registration hold on their account.

Semester visits with an advisor are required to ensure students are taking the courses needed to transfer into their degree-granting colleges in a timely manner, or to help students who wish to explore several possible programs of study. Advising visits are required with the University Advisement Center until students are admitted to their intended degree-granting college or until they are no longer eligible to enroll in one of the admissions categories supervised by this office. The UAC advisor helps the student explore interests and abilities, career options, discuss academic strengths and weaknesses, and explain the applicable university regulations and policies.

Students with an area of interest or a definite major in mind should also meet with that departmental advisor, as well as their appropriate college or program advisor. This ensures that they obtain current curriculum and admissions information. Although these students may be directed to a college advisement center for course advisement, UAC maintains their records and is responsible for their general academic oversight.

Admission to Degree-Granting Colleges from University College

The minimum requirements for transfer from University College to any other University of New Mexico degree-granting college or school are:

  1. Meeting the prerequisite requirements to transfer into their degree-granting college.
  2. A grade point average of at least 2.00 on all credit hours attempted; or a grade point average of at least 2.00 on all credit hours attempted in the previous two semesters of enrollment, provided that if fewer than 26 credit hours were attempted in the previous two semesters, a grade point average of at least 2.00 shall be required on all work attempted in as many previous consecutive semesters as are necessary to bring the student’s credit hours attempted to at least 30. (See definition of grade point average in this catalog.)

NOTE: Most colleges and schools have admission requirements beyond the minimum noted above. In many instances a grade point average much higher than a 2.00 minimum is required. In addition, most of them also have specific course requirements before students are admitted to their program. For information on admission requirements of a particular degree-granting college or school, students should refer to the admission regulations set forth in the section of this catalog devoted to that college or school.

Students should apply for admission or transfer to a degree-granting program as soon as they meet the admission requirements for the college or school of their choice. Students must initiate the transfer process at the college or school of their intended major. If the student is admitted to the college, the transfer usually takes place for a following semester (or summer session) during which the student files for transfer and is accepted by the degree-granting unit.

Second Chance Program

(See University College section of this Catalog.)

College Advisement Centers

(Associate, Baccalaureate, Majors and Concentrations)

Anderson Schools of Management

Office: Advisement Center, First Floor, East Wing
(505) 277-3888

Accounting, Entrepreneurial Studies, Financial Management, General Management, Interdisciplinary Film and Digital Media, International Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing Management, Human Resources Management, Production and Operations Management, Travel and Tourism Management, Public Administration.

School of Architecture and Planning

Office: Pearl Hall 114
(505) 277-2903

Architecture, Environmental Design, Community and Regional Planning, Landscape Architecture.

College of Arts and Sciences

Office: University Advisement and Enrichment Center
Rm. 135
(505) 277-4621

Students currently enrolled at AandS in one of the following departments please seek advisement with the AandS Advisement Center and/or their department of major. Prospective students that lack requirements for admission should go to University Advisement Center or their intended major department.

Africana Studies; American Studies; Anthropology; Art; Asian Studies; Astrophysics; Biochemistry; Biology; Chemistry; Classical Studies; Communication; Comparative Literature; Criminology; Earth and Planetary Sciences; Economics; Economics-Philosophy; English; English-Philosophy; Environmental Science; European Studies; Family Studies; French; Geography; German; Health, Medicine, and Human Values; History; International Studies; Journalism; Languages; Latin American Studies; Linguistics; Mass Communication; Mathematics; Philosophy; Physics Political Science; Portuguese; Psychology; Religious Studies; Russian; Russian Studies; Signed Language Interpreting; Sociology; Spanish; Speech and Hearing Sciences; Statistics; Women Studies.

College of Education

Office: Hokona Hall 134
(505) 277-3190

Art Education, Athletic Training, Bilingual Education (Secondary), Human Development and Family Relations, Communication Arts Education (Secondary), Early Childhood Multicultural Education, Elementary Education (including Teaching Field Endorsement), Exercise Science, Family Studies, Health Education, Languages (German, French, Spanish–Secondary), Mathematics Education (Secondary), Nutrition/Dietetics, Physical Education (K–12), Science Education (Earth Science, Life Science, Physical Science–Secondary), Social Studies Education (Secondary), Special Education, Teaching English as a Second Language (Secondary), Technology and Training.

School of Engineering

Office: CEC 2080
(505) 277-4354

Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Construction Engineering, Construction Management, Electrical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering and Robotics Option, Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Pre-Major Program.

College of Fine Arts

Office: CA 1103
(505) 277-4817

Art History, Art Studio, Dance, Design for Performance, Interdisciplinary Film and Digital Media, Media Arts, Music, Music Education, Theatre.

College of Nursing

Office: NRPH 152
(505) 272-4223


College of Pharmacy

Office: NRPH 188
(505) 272-0583


University Advisement

Office: University Advisement and Enrichment Center
Suite 105
(505) 277-2631

Bachelor of Integrative Studies, Bachelor of Liberal Arts, Comprehensive Academic Advisement, Exploratory/Undecided Students, Transfer Advisement, Introductory Studies Courses, Non-degree.

Health Professions and Public Health Programs

Dental Hygiene (B.S.), Novitski Hall 204 (505) 272-4513; Emergency Medicine, 2700 Yale SE, Suite 100 (505) 272-5757; Medical Laboratory Sciences,
HSSB 217 (505) 272-5434; Nuclear Medicine Imaging, Surge Suite 251 (505) 272-1402; Occupational Therapy, HSSB 215 (505) 272-1753; Physical Therapy, HSSB 204 (505) 272-5755; Physician Assistant Program, HSSP 217 (505) 272-5254; Radiography Program, HSSB 217 (505) 272-5254

Medical School (Admissions)

Office: BMSB 106

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Office of the Registrar

MSC 11 6325
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Phone: (505) 277-8900
Fax: (505) 277-6809