Academic Advising

CLA student in an office with their CLA Advisor

Academic Advising

We help you explore your options, navigate your path, and make the most of all the opportunities and advantages your liberal arts education gives you.

On This Page:

Degree Planning Assistance

Advisors are in CLA to help you connect to resources on campus, plan your degree program with opportunities in and out of the classroom, and achieve your goals from orientation to graduation.

CLA Advising

CLA student in an appointment with their CLA Advisor

Meeting with a CLA Advisor

CLA Advisors are available in-person and remotely to help you with: 

•  Your courses for next semester, as well as long-term/graduation planning
•  Changes to your academic plan (for example, adding or dropping a major or minor)
•  Your academic progress, as required for athletes and ROTC
•  Academic probation or suspension
•  Returning to the U after more than a semester away
•  Forms regarding academic status or any other type of certification, including OPT or CPT

CLA Peer Advisor assisting a CLA student

Drop-In Advising

You can also use our drop-in services for help with: 

•  Concern about a current class, or quick questions about academic requirements
•  Review of class schedule, but not long-term planning
•  APAS questions
•  Campus referrals
•  One-time-only withdrawals
•  College or University academic policies

Specialized Advising

Advising for Your Major or Minor

Want to declare your major/minor? Contact your departmental advisor. Your departmental advisor is your specialist in your major and/or minor programs.

New to CLA? Meet Your CLA Advisor at Orientation

If you have been admitted to CLA as an incoming freshman or a transfer student, you will get started with your CLA Advisor during Orientation to register for classes.

CLA Student Services Office

CLA students at the front desk of CLA Student Services office

The CLA Student Services office staff are here to help you answer questions about where to go for what service in the college or at the University.

Not sure who to talk to or what form to fill out? We're a good place to start! 

Our office is located in 16 Johnston Hall.

University Advising and Counseling Resources

Questions? Email CLA Advising and Student Services at class@umn.edu or call us at 612-625-2020.