Academic Advising in CLAS

For more information on UNC Charlotte's response to COVID-19, see  

Fall 2020 Advising Guidelines:

We will continue to provide VIRTUAL advising services throughout the fall semester.

Our office in Fretwell 235 is open with limited staffing, but walk-in advising is not available.


To make a virtual appointment with your advisor, please access CONNECT.

NOTE: When you sign up for an appointment, choose “CLAS 30 min. Virtual Advising” for the location.


  • If you need advising related to a change of major, please complete this online form, and an advisor will contact you.

  • If you are a current/returning student and do not have an assigned advisor in our office...
    If you have other advising inquiries, please email, and an advisor will contact you.

  • For new incoming students for the second half of Summer or for Fall, your first advising appointment will happen when you come to SOAR.


Transient Study Forms:

If you need to submit a Transient Study form, please email the form to Alison Walsh at

  • Must be a high-quality scan (not a photo).
  • Don't worry if you don't have all the departmental signatures on the form. Ms. Walsh will contact you if additional info is needed.



If you are a new student entering UNC Charlotte as of Fall 2020, you will need a personal laptop computer to support your college experience, particularly as classes adapt to include more virtual options. Learn more about the Niner Ready Laptop Initiative here. Make sure to review the recommended hardware specs, which will help ensure your device has the power, speed and memory you need.

About Us

The Office of Advising & Student Services is the primary provider of academic advising for declared freshmen in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. Staffed by six full-time academic advisors, the center also serves as a resource to any UNC Charlotte student, faculty, or staff member with questions regarding advising and the general education requirements.

We are located in Fretwell 235, beside the main entrance on the second floor of the building.
Main telephone number: 704-687-0066
Email address: