Center for Advising and Counseling | LSU Center for Advising and Counseling

Welcome to the Center for Advising and Counseling

The Center for Advising and Counseling (UCAC) is the administrative unit which can serve as the academic home for students who have attempted 30-plus hours of college credit and who do not yet met the admission requirements for one of the University’s degree-granting senior colleges. UCAC also offers an enrollment option and advising assistance for students working to meet the admission requirements to the Allied Health, Pre-Public Health, Pre-Dental Hygiene, and Pre-Pharmacy programs at the LSU Health Sciences Centers in New Orleans and Shreveport or Pharmacy Programs in Louisiana. Note: Pre-Nursing advising is available in the Center for Freshman Year.

Date Day  
August 26 Monday Fall Classes Begin
September 2 Monday Labor Day Holiday begins, 7:30 a.m.
September 3 Tuesday Classes resume, 7:30 a.m.
September 4 Wednesday This marks the last date for dropping courses without receiving a 'W', deadline 4:30 p.m.
September 5 Thursday Final date to meet with a counselor to complete paperwork to implement grade exclusion policy, and final date for adding courses and making section changes by 4:30 p.m.
November 8 Friday Final date for resigning or dropping courses with a ‘W’, and final date to request rescheduling a final examination when three examinations are scheduled in 24 hours, deadline 4:30 p.m. (UCFY students must see a counselor to drop classes or resign)


Rachel Bach, UCAC Counselor

Academic Advising

UCAC Academic Counselors are here to serve you. Contact us in one of the following ways:

Schedule an Academic Advising Appointment

Students can schedule an appointment to meet with a UCAC academic counselor though our online scheduling system. Advanced appointments open 10 days at a time and are available from 8:30 AM until 3:30 PM.  If appointments are full, we offer same day appointments at this same link. Each morning at 8:00 AM check the appointment scheduling system for same day appointment availability. Depending on the time in the semester appointments may fill up quickly. 

We occasionally operate on a walk-in basis at high volume times during the semester. Please schedule an appointment or determine if walk-in assistance is available.

If you are more than 10 minutes late for the appointment, you will need to reschedule.

Note: Classes Purged or need to Resign
If your classes were purged or you need to resign/drop all of your classes by the deadline, please come to 150 Himes Hall for assistance.  Check-in at the front receptionist area to determine if you can be seen and the expected wait time.

Speak with a UCAC Staff Member

Contact our office at 225-578-8281 to speak with a UCAC staff member. UCAC is open from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday.

Send us an Email

Email inquires can be sent  to and one of our staff members will respond to you within two business days.


Meet with an Advisor

Phone: 225-578-8281

Office Location & Hours:
150 Himes Hall
8:00 am–4:30 pm

Schedule an Appointment

Email an Academic Counselor


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