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Avery Point

Advising Center

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Our Mission

The UConn Avery Point Advising Center supports undergraduate students studying in a variety of degree programs. The integration of the social, academic, and career development of the student is the central focus and drive behind the center. We pledge to help students in the following ways:

  • Help students create an Academic Plan that will allow them to achieve their academic goals while incorporating transformation educational opportunities to enhance their educational experience
  • Help students to understand their general education and major’s requirements as part of their Academic Plan to work towards timely graduation
  • Help students to understand important university policies and procedures along their educational journey
  • Help students to engage with peers, faculty, and staff to promote professional and personal growth
  • Facilitate successful transition (campus change) to the Storrs campus

Role of the Advisee

  • Seek information, be prepared, and ask questions as you create your Academic Plan
  • Meet with advisor on a regular basis
  • Pursue academic and co-curricular opportunities related to academic goals
  • Complete the advising and registration process each semester on time
  • Communicate with advisor about important changes (academic or personal) that may affect goals and/or performance

UConn Avery Point Advising Team

ACD = Academic Building
MSB = Marine Sciences Building
CBP = Community and Professional Building

Staff Advisors

Peer Advisors

Faculty Advisors

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Michele Baggio, Math/BUSN
ACD 101B

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Kroum Batchvarov, Maritime Studies
ACD 116C

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Pam Bedore, English
ACD 114D

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Mary K. Bercaw, Maritime Studies/GEOG
ACD 101C

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Jeffrey Connors, Math
ACD 114C

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Michael Finiguerra, Biological Sciences
ACD 102

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Moshe Gai, Physics
ACD 210

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David Giblin, Engineering
CPB 203C

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Frank Griggs, Political Science
ACD 114E

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Paul Hallwood, Economics/BUSN
ACD 116A

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Jaime Kleinman, Psychological Sciences
ACD 306

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Claudia Koerting, Marine Sciences
MSB 190

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Dmitriy Leykekhman, Math
ACD 114A

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Matthew Mckenzie, American Studies/HIST
ACD 114C

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Robin Miller, CEIN Program
CPB 101

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Helen Rozwadowski, Maritime Studies/History
ACD 101D

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Shirley Sargent, CEIN Program
CPB 105

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Depapriya Sarkar, English
ACD 101B

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Young-Chan Son, Chemistry
ACD 210

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Nathaniel Trumbull, Maritime Studies/GEOG
ACD 101B

How to Prepare for Your Advising Appointment

To prepare for your advising appointment students should review the following:

  • Your “UConn My Academic Plan”
  • Explore majors on the UConn The Major Experience (TME)
  • Know which School or College you intend to be in and be prepared for admission
  • Review your intended majors Plan of Study, Program Guideline, or Sample Semester Sequence to understand the courses required and/or admission process
    • School of Business
    • School of Pharmacy
    • School of Education
    • School of Engineering
    • School of Nursing
    • School of Fine Arts
    • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    • College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources
  • What if I am undecided/exploratory
    • Students who are undecided or still exploring majors will be in the Academic Center for Exploratory Students (ACES) this is UConn’s academic advising program for students who want to explore the University’s academic opportunities before deciding on a field of study and/or students who pursing admission to one of our admission programs (Business, Nursing, Pharmacy, Engineering, Education, Fine Arts, Allied Health, CAHNR)
  • Become familiar with Student Admin functions
    • How to find your advisor
    • How to find when I can register for classes “Enrollment Date”
    • How to view my HOLDS
    • How to use Schedule Builder
    • How to add, drop, or swap a class
    • How to use a permission number
    • How to view my Advisement report
  • Know your General Education Requirements (appropriate for your intended major)

University General Education Requirements (Including ACES)

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) General Education Requirements

School of Business General Education Requirements


Things You Should Know

Enrollment Appointment
Each student is given an individual time frame in which they can begin signing up for classes. Find out how you can locate your enrollment appointment.

Account Holds
If you have a hold on your Student Admin account, you will want to have it taken care of before it can affect the registration process. Find out how you can locate holds on your account.

Register for Classes
Go to Registration Help

Snapshot of course offerings at all UConn campuses
Interactive Course search

Transfer Course Equivalencies from other Connecticut Institutions
UConn Course Transfers Equivalencies Page

View Your Advisement Report
Track your progress in fulfilling your general education and your current declared major requirements. Help can be found at Track your Progress.

View a “What-If” Advisement Report
Review your progress in fulfilling general education and major requirements FOR OTHER MAJORS (intended major(s) you may be interested in pursuing. Help can be found at Advisement Report.

Campus Change

Are you ready to campus change? In order to assist you in the transition process to the Storrs campus, the University of Connecticut has developed a Campus Change website to provide you with the necessary resources to make your transition a successful one.

Attend a campus change meeting. In order for a student to officially change his/her campus from a regional campus to Storrs, he/she must meet campus change requirements, complete a Campus Change Form, attend a Campus Change meeting on their respective campus, and meet with their advisor to register for classes and review campus change information.


Frequently Asked Questions