School of Business Advising

Our Advising Framework

At UConn, a business education encompasses your entire pathway to a great career. By building a foundation of critical thinking and real-world problem solving, our faculty will help you become an intellectual leader with business and cultural savvy. Our academic and career advisors take a personal interest in you and your unique talents. To give our students a greater career advantage, our Advising office focuses on targeted areas of growth, known as the Four Cornerstones.

Click on each Cornerstone to learn more:

Achieving Academic Excellence: Choose a major that complements your passion for real-world success with the analytical skills needed to thrive in today’s fast-changing business world. Supplement courses in your major with a concentration or a focused minor to truly set yourself apart.
Engaging in Experiential Learning: Apply what you’ve learned in the classroom by participating in a corporate-sponsored case competition or by leading a student organization. Get an internship to preview the business lifestyle and put your skills to work.
Understanding a Diverse World: Expand your world view by studying abroad, volunteering in the community, or joining a cultural club. Be a leader by embracing the viewpoints of others and immersing yourself in the global business community.
Developing Professionalism: Learn the skills you need to make a good first impression. Practice everything from extending a proper handshake to creating a high-impact LinkedIn profile in our dedicated career development course. Work one-on-one with academic advisors and career development counselors to ensure your success.

How We Advise

You can find your assigned advisor's information in Student Admin and in Nexus.

Your advisor helps you navigate your journey at UConn. Academic advising for business students happens in a number of different ways and advising methods for students change over time. Click the image below for more details on how advising works for School of Business students.

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First Year Students

  • Fall Semester (required) - Students have a group session held by their Professional Academic Advisor and complete a follow-up appointment if necessary
  • Spring Semester (required) - Students have an individual one-on-one appointment with their Professional Academic Advisor
  • Drop-in Advising Hours as needed

Second Year Students

  • Fall Semester (required) - Students have an individual one-on-one appointment with their Professional Academic Advisor
  • Spring Semester (optional) - Students have a group session to prepare for the transition to a Faculty Advisor, and meet with a Peer Advisor to reflect on their experiential engagement as related to their goals
  • Drop-in Advising Hours as needed

Third and Fourth Year Students

  • Advised by a Faculty Advisor in their major department
  • No required advising appointments but students are encouraged to contact their Faculty Advisor to build a relationship, and discuss their goals for their desired field of study
  • Drop-in Advising Hours with Professional Academic Advisors as needed

Transfer Students

  • First Semester at UConn (required, regardless of semester standing) - Students have an individual one-on-one appointment with their Professional Academic Advisor
  • After the first term at UConn, transfer students who have junior status may transition to a Faculty Advisor
  • Drop-in Advising Hours with Professional Academic Advisors as needed

UConn Students Admitted From Another Major

  • Semester of admission (required) - Students must proceed through a School of Business Orientation program prior to registering for any Business classes
  • No required advising appointments but students are encouraged to contact their Faculty Advisor to build a relationship, and discuss their goals for their desired field of study
  • Drop-in Advising Hours with Professional Academic Advisors as needed

How to Access Professional Advising

The Office of Undergraduate Advising is open Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm. General questions can be emailed to undergrad.business@uconn.edu or addressed by calling +1 (860) 486-2315 during normal business hours.

Advisors in the School of Business schedule appointments and meet with students in a variety of ways:
  • For required advising appointments, School of Business Professional Academic Advisors use Nexus.  You can check your UConn email for a message from your Advisor with instructions on how to sign up.  Generally, invitations are emailed out around week three of every Fall and Spring term, and calendars are available through week eleven of the term.
  • For appointments outside of required advising, generally emailing your advisor is the best way to set up an appointment.  If it is during peak registration times, know that your advisor may not have availability outside your required advising appointment and may recommend you use drop-in hours instead.
  • Drop-in advising hours are often the easiest and quickest way to see an advisor. Drop-in advising hours are virtual and intended for any student who needs on-demand support, has questions about registration, or needs guidance on University resources. The schedule may change from semester to semester and is available on our drop-in advising hours website as well as the link to check-in.

How to Prepare for Registration Each Term

Registration for the following semester begins the ninth week of class. Check the Academic Calendar for the specific dates as well as details on summer and winter enrollment, withdrawal deadlines, and other important dates.
  • Check the Academic Calendar and and make note of all important term dates.
  • Check if you have any holds on your account and resolve them ASAP, prior to the start of registration.
  • Check your specific enrollment appointment (aka "pick time") in StudentAdmin - this is determined by how many credits you have completed.
  • Check your remaining requirements by completing a self-audit.
  • You may or may not need to complete required advising through the School of Business before you can register for courses. Generally, students with required advising will have an "Advising Hold" in StudentAdmin. Regularly check your UConn email, follow provided instructions, and schedule an advising appointment if required.
  • Prepare for your pick time, and use provided resources (the Catalog, our Registration FAQsDrop-In Advising Hours, even Google) if you have questions.