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.

UCAC Fall 2022 Operating Schedule

Office Hours: Monday – Friday; 8:00 – 4:30 PM (Central Standard Time)
Email: ucac@lsu.edu  
Phone: 225/578-8281
Location: 150 Himes Hall

Important LSU academic deadlines

VIRTUAL Drop-In Meetings (August 15 – August 31, 2022)

During critical times in the semester, UCAC offers drop-in meetings, no appointment needed. UCAC academic counselors will be available to meet with students on a virtual drop in basis at the following times:

Virtual Drop-In Days Time 
Monday, August 15  - Wednesday, August 17, 2022  1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (Central Standard Time)
Thursday, August 18 – Friday, August 19, 2022  8:15 AM to 3:30 PM (Central Standard Time)
Monday, August 22 – Friday, August 26, 2022 8:15 AM to 3:30 PM (Central Standard Time)
Monday, August 20 – Wednesday, August 31, 2022 8:15 AM to 3:30 PM (Central Standard Time)

NOTE: Drop-in hours maybe adjusted depending on drop-in demand.

During these hours, UCAC students can check in for a virtual drop in via the Navigate Student App (see video below for instructions). Once checked in, students will be seen on a first available basis. Wait times will vary. A text message and/or email will be sent with a Zoom meeting link when the academic counselor is available.  

Due to the large volume of students needing assistance students not present in the zoom meeting within 10 minutes may be marked as no-show and required to check-in a second time to be seen on a first available basis. 

During drop ins, UCAC email responses may be delayed longer than usual. While email requests will continue to be monitored and responses provided, priority assistance will be given to students seen on a virtual drop-in basis.

  • Freshmen enrolled in UCFY (less than 30 hours earned) can schedule a drop in meeting with a UCFY academic counselor the Navigate Student App.
  • Students enrolled in an LSU senior college can schedule an appointment/drop in with their respective college academic counselor through the Navigate Student App. Ensure to select “Academic Advising” as the appointment type to be directed to their specific senior college for assistance.
  • Students enrolled in an LSU senior college wishing to change majors to a program offered by another senior college, can schedule an appointment with a UCAC academic counselor and select “Change Major/Minor” as their service.
  • Students pursuing admission into Allied Health, Pharmacy, or Pre-Public Health programs are able to meet with Mr. Anthony Oster, UCAC Allied Health and Pharmacy Advisor, regardless of the major they are pursuing or college in which they are enrolled. Ensure to select the appropriate service when registering for a drop-in.

NOTE: Students not enrolled in UCAC will be removed from the UCAC drop-in list and directed to the appropriate office for advising to provide them with the best assistance possible.

 

APPOINTMENTS (September 1 – December 23, 2022)

UCAC will offer advising appointments (Monday – Friday; 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM – Central Standard Time) from September 1, 2022 to December 23, 2022) Appointment

availability will open beginning August 31, 2022 4:30 PM and will continue to open 14 days out until December 23, 2022 If all appointments are showing as full for the next two weeks, check the appointment system each morning at 8:00 AM (Central Standard Time) for possible same day appointment availability. 

UCAC students can schedule a virtual or in person  appointment through the Navigate Student app. See the video below for more information on this process. Students who experience difficulty accessing the App can contact us at ucac@lsu.edu for assistance.

  • Freshmen enrolled in UCFY (less than 30 hours earned) can schedule an appointment with a UCFY academic counselor the Navigate Student App.
  • Students enrolled in an LSU senior college can schedule an appointment with their respective college academic counselor through the Navigate Student App. Ensure to select “Academic Advising” as the appointment type to be directed to their specific senior college for assistance.
  • Students enrolled in an LSU senior college wishing to change majors to a program offered by another senior college, can schedule an appointment with a UCAC academic counselor and select “Change Major/Minor” as their service.
  • Students pursuing admission into Allied Health, Pharmacy, or Pre-Public Health programs are able to meet with Mr. Anthony Oster, UCAC Allied Health and Pharmacy Advisor, regardless of the major they are pursuing or college in which they are enrolled. Ensure to select the appropriate service when scheduling your appointment.

NOTE: Non-UCAC students who schedule appointments with UCAC academic counselors will receive appointment cancellation notices and be directed to reschedule with the appropriate advising office to provide them with the best assistance possible. 

Download Navigate Student from the App Store
Download Navigate Student from Google Play

When scheduling a virtual appointment, select the following options as prompted:

  • What type of appointment would you like to schedule: Academic Advising (UCFY & UCAC)
  • Service: Select the appropriate service based on your needs. If selecting advising ensure to select Advising (UCAC)
  • Date: Select your desired appointment date
  • Location: University College - Center for Advising and Counseling (UCAC)
  • Time: Select your desired appointment time
  • How would you like to meet: Virtual or In-Person
  • Would you like to share anything: Please include your intended major, specific advising needs, and your preferred name and pronouns in the comment box.

You will receive an appointment confirmation as well as a reminder which will provide a link to access the Zoom appointment. 

 

 

Meet with an Advisor

Phone: 225-578-8281

Office Location & Hours:
Virtual Appointments only at this time
Monday–Friday
8:00 am–4:30 pm

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