Academic Advising

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Exceptional academic advising is essential to achieving the vision of Walton College. Advisors in the Undergraduate Programs Office will help you make thoughtful decisions related to your academic experience, and maximize your educational and career opportunities.

Virtual Walk-In Advising Currently Closed

How can I be ready to meet with my advisor through Microsoft Teams?
View the instructions.

If you have questions, reach out to Ashlee Shepherd (aashephe) or Austin Schwarzkopf (austins) via the chat function in Microsoft Teams or call the Undergraduate Programs Office at 479-575-4622. All Honors students should contact Jason Adams or Cadi Stair for information on advising appointments.

Summer 2024 

We will NOT be holding virtual walk-ins during New Student Orientation. Please click the link to check for appointment availability. 

*All times listed above are subject to change. The waitlist is based on demand and will shut down once we hit capactiy*

All walk-ins during the Summer 2024 term will be conducted virtually using Microsoft Teams.  

Advising Appointments

Check availability and schedule an advising appointment.

Due to New Student Orientation, all appointment availability will be limited during the summer. If you are a New Transfer Student or New Online Student, please call our office at 479-575-4622 because we have a different process for appointments. If you need assistance, please call the Undergraduate Programs Office at 479-575-4622, or come see us in WCOB 328. (Map)

Advising in the Walton College:

Current Business Majors and Minors

If you need academic advising, need a hold removed, or have questions regarding the curriculum, you can schedule an advising appointment with an advisor through UASuccess or by calling 479-575-4622. All appointments will be conducted using Microsoft Teams.

Microsoft Teams Instructions:

Please follow these instructions if you select Microsoft Teams as the location of your advising appointment. If you are more than 10 minutes late for your appointment, you will be asked to reschedule. Log in to Microsoft Teams approximately 10 minutes before your appointment to be sure your microphone and camera are working properly. Your advisor will call you at your appointment time. There are three ways to access Microsoft Teams:

  • Open Microsoft Teams in a web browser and log in with your email address and password.
  • Download the Microsoft Teams desktop app available for Windows, Mac and Linux.
  • Download Microsoft Teams mobile app for iOS and Android

Note: If you have a MacBook, please have Google Chrome or Firefox downloaded as a web browser. Safari will not work for Microsoft Teams.

Although Teams may be accessed on a smartphone or tablet, advisors will be sharing their screens during appointments, so a laptop or desktop computer is preferred for a better experience.

New Transfer Students

If you are a new transfer student coming to the University of Arkansas starting in Fall 2021, please email with the following information:

  • Full Name
  • University of Arkansas ID Number (if known)
  • Intended Major (include minor(s) if applicable)
  • Approximate number of credit hours being transferred
  • List of all colleges previously attended
  • Please keep your email brief, but it is helpful if you include your questions, the number of hours you plan to take in the fall semester.

A transfer advisor will respond to emails as soon as possible in the order they are received.

Online Students

If you are currently enrolled in or have been recently admitted to one of our 100% online programs for the upcoming term (Accounting, General Business, Management – Human Resources, Marketing, Supply Chain Management), please email for next steps. Please include your

  • Full Name
  • Student ID Number (if known)
  • Major
  • Status (new or current online student)

Please note that these instructions are only for students who are admitted to one of the Walton Online Degree Programs. Students who were admitted as general (on-campus) students must use the advising instructions listed under Current Students regardless of course delivery preferences.

Because You Asked

Who is my academic advisor? How do I find my academic advisor? The Walton College does not assign specific academic advisors to students. The Undergraduate Programs Office has nine academic advisors. You can schedule an appointment with any of them dependent on availability. You can meet with the same advisor every time or you can choose a different advisor.
Am I required to meet with an academic advisor each semester? Each Walton student with an advising hold is required to meet with an academic advisor. To determine if you have an advising hold, please check the notifications tile in UAConnect.
How do I schedule an advising appointment? There are three ways to schedule an appointment for Walton majors:
  1. Call the Undergraduate Programs at 479-575-4622
  2. Schedule online via UASuccess
  3. Visit WCOB 328 and schedule an appointment in person.
I have a hold on my account. What do I need to do? It depends on the hold, but all academic advising holds and all WCOB pre graduation check holds require a meeting with a Walton academic advisor. Schedule an appointment.
How do I change or declare a business major or minor? For Walton students, changing your major or adding a minor is as simple as meeting with an academic advisor. The academic advisor can help you declare the major or minor and explore which courses will be required by adding the major/minor. For non-business majors, students will add the Walton minor by going to their respective Dean’s office and adding the Walton minor.
What are my degree requirements? There are six parts to the Walton curriculum: Pre-Business Core; Business Core; University Core; General Education Electives (BSBA) / Foreign Language (BSIB); Junior Senior Business Electives (BSBA) / International Business Courses (BSIB); and Major (BSBA) / Concentration (BSIB). View Advising worksheets for each major.
What is a pre-requisite or co-requisite? A pre-requisite is course or requirement that must be completed before the term when the described course is taken. A co-requisite is a course that must be taken before or at the same time as the course described.
What is a State Minimum Core class? The state of Arkansas specifies several core courses that students must successfully pass to obtain a degree. There are 7 areas: English (6 hours); Mathematics (3 hours); Science (8 hours); Fine Arts (3 hours); Humanities (3 hours); US History or Government (3 hours); and Social Sciences (9 hours). The University has identified the specific courses that meet these area requirements. Visit the catalog to find State Minimum Core
What is a general elective? The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree requires a minimum of 9 hours of General Electives. This can be any course offered at the University of Arkansas. Restrictions: No more than six (6) hours of business courses; no remedial course; no more than 3 hours of PEAC or DANC courses; no courses for which a student has already received credit; and Walton majors cannot take the following course for credit: MGMT 3653; ECON 3053; ECON 3063; or ECON 2143.
What is a junior senior business elective? A junior/senior business elective is any 3000 or 4000 level course offered by a Walton College Department (ACCT, BLAW, ECON, FINN, ISYS, MGMT, MKTG, SCMT, SEVI, WCOB). There are four exceptions: ECON 3053, ECON 3063, WCOB 3043, and MGMT 3563 - students cannot take these four courses to satisfy junior senior business electives. We recommend speaking with an academic advisor before taking junior senior business electives in the same discipline as your major.
What does a “C” mean after a course number (e.g. PHIL 2003C)? A “C” indicates that the course has a drill component as a co-requisite.
How do I transfer a class? Contact the registrar or record’s office where the course was originally taken and ask them to send official transcripts to: Office of the Registrar, 1083 East Sain Ave., 1 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701. Many schools can also electronically send transcripts to Check your UAConnect account to verify the transcripts have been processed.
What is grade exclusion and how do I use it? Undergraduate students may select up to 9 hours of any combination of UA courses with posted grades of “D” or “F” to be excluded from their cumulative grade point average calculation. Find more information on the grade exclusion policy.
How do I apply for graduation? The graduation application can be found in the Student Homepage in UAConnect. View detailed instructions for graduation applications.
How do I apply for internship credit? To request credit for an internship (i.e. to be enrolled into WCOB 310V Internship Credit) students must submit a Internship Credit application. Application must be submitted by the deadline of the requested term.
My degree audit is wrong. How do I fix it? If you believe there is an error on your degree audit, send an email to Dr. Jeff Hood ( with an explanation. Be sure to include your UofA ID number.


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