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Undergraduate Advising

 We encourage you to make an appointment with your academic advisor early each semester to avoid the last minute rush!  During fall semesters, advising appointments begin in August.  During spring semesters, advising appointments begin in January.  You will need an advising appointment every semester (except summer) in order to have your academic advising holds cleared in Athena

From this page you will be able to:

Who is my advisor?


Your academic advisor will be listed in SAGE as your “Primary Advisor” and will have an office location in the Boyd Graduate Research Building.  

You will be able to view their calendar and schedule an advising appointment through SAGE

Students who matriculate in Summer 2021 or later will be advised in the CS Department after completion of all major entrance requirements with a grade of C (2.0) or better and the major application.

Entrance Requirements:

CSCI 1301
CSCI 1302
CSCI 2610
CSCI 1730
CSCI 2670
CSCI 2720
MATH 2250

Major Application:


If you have not met the departmental criteria above, your “Primary Advisor” in SAGE will be located in Franklin College’s main advising office, the Office of Academic Advising in 301 Brooks Hall. Lower-division advising involves choosing courses to complete the UGA core, as well as selecting the appropriate sequence of introductory classes needed to apply to the official major.


If you recently added the Intended Computer Science major, or you are a current student who hasn’t been assigned a “Primary Advisor,” for Computer Science, please contact our main advising office for assistance at 706-542-1412.


If you have not declared a major, you will be advised by the Exploratory Center in 114 Memorial Hall, 706-713-2759,

How does advising work?

Each semester you are responsible for scheduling your advising appointment through SAGE. Typically, you will receive an e-mail from your advisor once appointments have become available, so be sure to check your UGA e-mail address frequently. 

Please set up your appointment as early as possible to avoid missing your ticketed registration time. Academic advising is mandatory every semester (excluding summer) in order to register for classes. To prepare for your appointment, review your degree audit in DegreeWorks and spend some time thinking about what classes you want to take, as well as any questions you want to address before your meeting. Advising is meant to be a collaborative experience and each successive appointment should build upon the last!

What if I have more questions after advising?

Your advisor will also have weekly Walk-In availability listed in SAGE. These are for quick questions, signing forms, career questions, and follow-ups. Note: Walk-ins will not take the place of formal advising, and no registration holds will be cleared during this time.  

How do I prepare for graduation?

Everything you need to know to get ready for graduation and the Graduation Certification Office can be found here:

CS Dept. Help Sessions/Tutoring Services

Book an appointment online through the Office for Student Success and Achievement (OSSA):

Tutoring is free (included in student fee)! 


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