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.

 

Rachel Bach, UCAC Counselor

Virtual Advanced Appointments: Now Through December 23, 2020

UCAC students can schedule an advanced virtual appointment through the Navigate Student app. If you have any trouble accessing the App, please contact us at ucac@lsu.edu for assistance.

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To allow UCAC to provide the best service possible, appointments must be scheduled at least 24 hours prior to the appointment time. When scheduling a virtual appointment, select the following options as prompted.

  1. Care Unit: Academic Advising
  2. Location: University College – Center for Advising and Counseling (UCAC)
  3. Service: (select reason)
  4. Comment: Indicate major and advising needs

Prior to the appointment, an email will be sent with instructions on how to access the Zoom appointment (online or phone). If the major is indicated in the comment, additional advising documents will be sent at least 30 minutes prior to the scheduled appointment time. If the major is not indicated, important information may not be available at the time of the advising appointment. 

Virtual Drop-Ins: Limited Offerings For Students Needing Assistance to Drop a Course or Resign

Thursday, December 3 & Friday, December 4, 2020; 8:15 AM – 3:30 PM (Central Standard Time)

The last day to drop a course or resign (dropping all courses) for the fall 2020 semester, is Friday, December 4th (4:30 PM deadline). UCAC academic counselors are available for virtual drop-ins for students needing assistance to withdraw from a course or resign for the semester. Students requesting advising assistance regarding spring and summer 2021 course scheduling should schedule an advanced appointment (instructions above).

UCAC students can check-in for a virtual drop-in through the Navigate Student app. If you have any trouble accessing the App, please contact us at ucac@lsu.edu for assistance.

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During virtual drop-ins, students will be seen on a first available basis. Wait times will vary throughout the day. When checking in, select the following options as prompted.

  1. Care Unit: Academic Advising
  2. Location: University College – Center for Advising and Counseling (UCAC)
  3. Service: Virtual Drop-In: Add/Drop a Class or Virtual Drop-In: Cancellation/Resignation

A text message and/or email will be sent with a Zoom meeting link when the academic counselor is available.  Due to the large volume of students needing assistance, students not present in the zoom meeting within 10 minutes may be marked as no-show and required to check-in a second time to be seen on a first available basis.

Students can also email ucac@lsu.edu for assistance in dropping a class or resigning.  Due to the high volume of requests during this time, email responses may be delayed longer than usual. While email requests will continue to be monitored and responses provided, priority assistance will be given to students seen on a virtual drop-in basis.

Email: ucac@lsu.edu
Phone: 225/578-8281

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Phone: 225-578-8281

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

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