Advising and Academic Counseling
How are advisors assigned?
All undergraduate students in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) are assigned an academic advisor by the head of the department in which the student will major.
When will I meet my advisor?
New students meet with advisors during orientation sessions and permanent advisors are designated shortly after classes begin. Students with an unspecified major will be assigned an advisor during new student orientation in an academic department where they will be advised.
Who are CAES advisors?
Advisors in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences are faculty members who also teach the classes, advise student clubs, and network with businesses related to their profession. Therefore, faculty and students quickly become familiar with each other and develop a good working relationship.
What can my advisor help me with?
Students are encouraged to visit with their advisors about their academic concerns and future goals. Advisors can and will assist students with graduate school as well as career options.
If I'm in a pre-professional program, will I have a different advisor?
Students in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences who wish to pursue professional degrees in medicine or law are advised by their departmental academic advisors and our college's pre-professional advisors.
Need more info?
Contact the CAES Academic Counselor for assistance.
103 Poultry Science Bldg
Athens, GA 30602
The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is deeply interested in the success of every student. At times, personal difficulties may affect academic performance. The Office of Academic Affairs Academic Counseling Program is interested in providing students with the support they need to overcome these difficulties and achieve academic success.
How can academic counseling help me?
Regardless of your grade point average or classification, academic counseling can help you to:
- identify issues that may be affecting your academic goals,
- identify the source(s) of academic difficulties,
- design an action plan to resolve the issue(s),
- identify available resources and
- be retained if you are at risk for academic dismissal.