Advising Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who is my academic advisor?
A: This information can be found on the home page in UAccess Student in the “Advisor” box on the right-hand side of the page. You can also find advisor locations and scheduling information for advisors across the UA here.
Q: How do I add a major in MCB or change my major to MCB?
A: You will need to schedule an appointment with one of the MCB Advisors. You can access their online schedule here. [Note: You may not add or change a major during walk-in hours or priority registration.]
Q: How do I add a second major or minor to my MCB major?
A; You will need to meet with the advisor for the major or minor that you are interested in adding. You can find information for other advisors across the UA here.
Q: What is priority registration and when is it?
A: Priority Registration is designated time period in which students register for the next semester’s courses. Each student is assigned an enrollment appointment based on current class standing and other student groups, such as Veteran, Athletics, and Honors. Enrollment appointments are available on the UAccess Student home page in the Enrollments Dates box. A schedule for priority registration can be found on the Registrar’s website here. MCB students are encouraged to meet with their advisors a week before their enrollment appointment.
Q: What is my current class standing?
A: Class standing is based on the number of units completed. You can find more information in the UA Catalog here. You could be in your second year at the UA but be classified as a senior based on the number of completed units you have!
Freshman = 1 to 29 units completed
Sophomore = 30 to 59 units completed
Junior = 60 to 89 units completed
Senior = 90+ units completed
Q: How do I get involved in undergraduate research?
A: Please see the information on our Undergraduate Research page here. We do not place students into labs, but are happy to provide assistance and guidance.
Q: Where can I find information about summer and winter courses?
A: Summer and winter course registration is different than registering for fall and spring courses. You can find more information here.
Q: How do I have my out of state transfer courses evaluated?
A: You can use the Course Equivalency or Credit Request webpage to have course evaluated. Contact Math and English directly for courses in those subjects.
Q: How do I have my in state transfer courses evaluated?
A: You can use the Course Equivalency Guide for any in-state, public institution to check on the articulation of transfer coursework. This does not necessarily indicate how these courses meet degree requirements. Please follow up with your advisor for more specific information.
Q: What is a Grade Replacement Opportunity (GRO) and how do I use it?
A: A grade replacement opportunity (GRO) offers students the ability to replace grades of C, D, or E by retaking the course. The second grade earn will be used in your UA GPA. You can find more information here.
Q: Where do I find the Dates and Deadlines for my courses?
A: You can find all Dates and Deadlines on the Registrar’s website here. Be sure to check the start time for each course, as different start times have different Dates and Deadlines.
Q: How do I check the credits received for my CLEP, AP, IB, and other credit by exam?
A: You can check your Transfer Credit Report from the home page on UAccess Student. You can also use the UA Catalog to see what scores are accepted and possible credit to be earned.
Q: What if my question is not on this list?
A: No need to worry! If you have any questions, even the ones above, please feel free to reach out to your academic advisor for answers and additional advice. MCB Academic Advisor contact information can be found here.