Center for Advising and Counseling | LSU Center for Advising and Counseling

Welcome to the Center for Advising and Counseling

The Center for Advising and Counseling (UCAC) is the administrative unit which can serve as the academic home for students who have attempted 30-plus hours of college credit and who do not yet met the admission requirements for one of the University’s degree-granting senior colleges. UCAC also offers an enrollment option and advising assistance for students working to meet the admission requirements to the Allied Health, Pre-Public Health, Pre-Dental Hygiene, and Pre-Pharmacy programs at the LSU Health Sciences Centers in New Orleans and Shreveport or Pharmacy Programs in Louisiana. Note: Pre-Nursing advising is available in the Center for Freshman Year.

Date Day  
June 30 Tuesday Session B: Final date for resigning or dropping courses with a ‘W’, 4:30 p.m., deadline
July 14 Tuesday Session A: Final date for resigning or dropping courses with a ‘W’, 4:30 p.m., deadline


Rachel Bach, UCAC Counselor

New Operating Schedule

Beginning Monday, March 16, the Center for Advising and Counseling (UCAC) will assist students through email, virtual appointments, and phone.

You can make a virtual appointment with a UCAC advisor by using the Navigate app on your phone:

  • Select the "Appointments" widget
  • Select “Academic Advising” for the care unit
  • Select “University College – Center for Advising & Counseling (UCAC) ” for the location
  • Select your reason for the appointment
  • Note in the Comments box what you are needing assistance with and include your phone number and intended major/concentration
  • Lastly, select the day, time, and advisor

You will receive a confirmation email/text from Navigate to let you know the appointment has been created.  The academic counselor will email you prior to the appointment time in order to invite you to join a Zoom video/audio appointment and to send you important documents. You can communicate with your counselor via email if you have any questions or concerns about the Zoom appointment.

Speak with a UCAC Staff Member

Virtual appointments are available to speak with a UCAC staff member. UCAC is open from 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday – Friday.

Send us an Email

Email inquiries can be sent to and one of our staff members will respond to you within two business days.

All other inquiries will be answered during regular office hours of 8:00 AM -4:30 PM Monday-Friday in the order they are received.


Meet with an Advisor

Phone: 225-578-8281

Office Location & Hours:
Virtual Appointments only at this time
8:00 am–4:30 pm

Schedule an Appointment

Email an Academic Counselor


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