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University Academic Advising

Strategic Enrollment Management and Student Success

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University Academic Advising helps students at Virginia Commonwealth University choose courses, interpret general education and major requirements, address academic difficulties and identify educational and career goals.

Contact our office for:

First-year declared advising

We provide academic advising for all first-year students, regardless of major. After freshman year, declared students are assigned to academic advisors within their majors.

Undeclared advising

Our Discovery Advising program offers one-on-one consultations and group workshops to help students choose a major that fits their interests. 

Pre-health advising

Our advisors help students navigate admissions requirements for undergraduate programs in health sciences.

Pre-professional health advising

Pre-professional health advising prepares students for professional school application through guidance with curriculum, test preparation and co-curricular activities.

Nondegree student advising

All students who are admitted to VCU as nondegree-seeking students may speak with an advisor in University Academic Advising.

Make an appointment

To meet with an advisor, schedule an appointment online or call (804) 828-8648. Nondegree students must call to make an appointment.

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