The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Advising Center was established in 1990. Staffed by six full-time academic advisors, it is the primary provider of academic advising for declared freshmen in UNC Charlotte's College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. The Advising Center also serves as a resource to any UNC Charlotte student, faculty, or staff member with questions regarding advising and the general education requirements.
The Academic Advising Center and its staff have on three occasions been recognized for excellence by the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) and American College Testing (ACT). In 1993, the Center was awarded a NACADA/ACT Certificate of Merit in Recognition of Innovative and Exemplary Practices in the Academic Advising of Students; and one of the advisors was the recipient of a 1996 NACADA/ACT Outstanding Advisor Award. In 2005, Henrietta Thomas became the first recipient of the NACADA Region 3 Outstanding Advisor Award.