About Advising

Advising is one of the most significant components of a student's successful college experience. The Undergraduate Advising Center (UAC) provides comprehensive academic advising and support for Lamar freshmen and sophomores and Pre-Nursing students. Through the use of proactive outreach and a holistic approach to advising, students learn that their advisor can be their main connection to Lamar. The advising relationship is a partnership and we work with you to match your interests with opportunities at Lamar, and help you integrate your academic and career plans.

Academic advisors are available to you for much more than course selection. Advisors will encourage and guide you in developing realistic goals and attainable educational plans. Advisors will offer information about your curriculum, graduation requirements, as well as university and college policies and procedures.  Advisors will connect you to campus resources and services that will help you pursue academic success. Advisors will promote your involvement in experiential-learning opportunities to help you make the most of your years at college. 

When to Meet with Your Advisor

We encourage you to cultivate a relationship with your academic advisor. Plan to meet with your advisor regularly throughout each semester. At a minimum, all students are required to meet with an advisor at least once a semester before registering for classes. You may see your advisor as often as you like and contact him or her by email and telephone. 

Students who are admitted under Conditional Admission and students who are on academic probation are required to schedule two follow-up appointments with their advisor. Additionally, you are encouraged to contact your advisor if you are struggling in your courses. These meetings will focus on your academic progress and you can ask your advisor about receiving assistance from campus resources.  Research shows that these meetings and the use of support have a measurable impact on students' ability to improve their grades.

Advising Services

  • Educational Planning
  • Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Advising
  • Reading and Interpreting Degree Audits
  • Assistance with Major or Minor Selection
  • Registration Problem Solving
  • Schedule Modifications
  • Academic Success Planning
  • Referrals to Resources & Opportunities
  • Petition and Policy Related Questions

Appointment Information

Advising appointments are available weekdays only and must be scheduled 24 hours in advance. You will receive an email confirmation to your LU Email account with the details of your appointment. You will also receive an email reminder approximately 24 hours before your appointment. 

  • Plan to arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment time. Students can check-in for appointments using the laptop by the front door. If you arrive late for your appointment, please check-in at the front desk. If you are 10 or more minutes late, you will not be seen by your advisor and will instead need to reschedule.
  • If you need to cancel your appointment, please call the UAC to avoid being recorded as a "no show" appointment and to make that time available for another student appointment.