Important information about academic advising during Spring 2020 semester:

Fulbright College Advising Center is committed to the wellbeing of our students. We want to assure you that our office is doing all that we can to support ongoing student success during this pandemic. With the University campus closed for the remainder of the semester, face-to-face meetings will not be possible.  Below are your options for advising for your summer and fall 2020 courses:  

Please make sure you are checking your email for updates from your advisor.  Always feel free to email your questions to your advisor.

New Appointments:

Email:

You do not need to schedule advising by email.  You can just email your plan and questions to your advisor, and they will get back to you as soon as they can.  Click on the "Degree Audit" tile in UA Connect to find your advisor's contact information.)  If you cannot find that information, please email fcac@uark.edu

Phone:

You can still schedule future phone appointments with your advisor through UA Success.   Because advisors are working primarily through email, appointment times will be limited

Help Desk:

The Help Desk is closed for the rest of the Spring 2020 semester.  Always feel free to email your advisor your questions.  Any other questions can be directed to fcac@uark.edu

 

Keep up to date with the University’s COVID-19 plan at: https://health.uark.edu/coronavirus/index.php

 


 

New to Fulbright?

Changing your major to Fulbright?  Email fcac@uark.edu to change your major and be assigned an advisor.  Make sure you include your Student ID number and the major you would like to change to.


 

Need to schedule an appointment?

 Check out this guide to schedule through UA Success

 

Not gonna make it to your appointment?  This guide can help you to reschedule/cancel.


Schedule Troubleshooting:

Full Classes:

  • If a class is full, first determine if it is a course that you must have (not just want) to stay in a sequence for your major.  If so, contact the department for the course.  You can find this information on the Directory.  (Pro-tip: this is a good chance to meet your Undergraduate Advisor).
  • Move on to other recommendations from your advisor.  
  • Use your degree audit to see other requirements.
  • Advisors cannot override you into full-classes.

Online courses:

  • Online courses are designed for students in online-only majors.  However, a select few seats are available for on-campus majors.
  • You can see if the course is for online-only or on-campus students through the Class Notes.
  • There are no overrides into sections reserved for online-only majors.
  • Remaining seats in the online-only major sections may be released to on-campus majors on the Friday before classes begin (typically mid-day), but that is not a guarantee.  If those seats are released, it will be through the sections for on-campus students.

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Check out our Sophomore Guide

Help Desk Info

The Help Desk will close for the spring semester after Friday, March 13th.  


Changing Colleges?  

This guide can help schedule with an advisor from another college.


 Fulbright College Advising Center
Champions Hall, 3rd Floor Lobby
479-575-3307 | fcac@uark.edu
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"Our future is not in the stars but in our own minds and hearts. Creative leadership and liberal education, which in fact go together, are the first requirements for a hopeful future for humankind.”

– Senator J. William Fulbright

 


Do you need more hours for scholarships?  Add a  Second 8-Week courses.  It is a good way to add an hour or two to your schedule.  Instructions found here.

You can change/add/drop a Fulbright major or minor by completing the online program update form.  For majors/minors in other University of Arkansas Colleges, please contact those advising offices.

Your degree audit is a very useful tool that can help you stay on track with your degree.  You can view your degree requirements, your cumulative & major GPA, and what a different major/minor would look like.  You can view more information about your degree audit here.

This message means the section in which you are trying to enroll is designated for a certain group of students. Most often you will see this message for class that has both graduate and undergraduate students. Be sure that the class you are adding says "career: undergraduate" in the UAConnect course detail. Speak with the department offering the course for more information or to ask for an exception.

This message means that the instructor is looking for students that meet predetermined criteria and that you must get permission from the course instructor to take the class. If there is no instructor listed, then contact the department. For example, if it is a COMM course you will contact the Communication Department.

This message means that the department is looking for students that meet predetermined criteria and that you must get permission from the academic department offering the course before you can add it in UAConnect. For example, if you try to enroll in a sociology (SOCI) course with department consent, you will need to contact the Sociology Department to request permission to enroll. 

A "V" at the end of a course means it is a variable credit. You will need to determine the number of hours granted for the course by looking in the class notes on UAConnect or you can verify the number of hours by contacting the instructor directly.

  1. you can add one of the alternative courses suggested by your advisor
  2. you can search for open courses in UAConnect to be used as an elective

For Fulbright College, an elective course is any course used to meet graduation requirements that are over and above what you need for your core, or courses not used to fill major requirements.  In Fulbright College, all students need a minimum of 120 hours of degree credit to earn a bachelor’s degree.  General electives are needed when your requirements for all majors, minors, and the core do not add up to at least 120 hours. 

There are several ways to expand and limit your search in UAConnect for courses. Here are some of the most common:

  1. If you know the department for which you want to search, enter the course subject only. Leave everything else blank.
  2. If you know the level of elective you need, such as 3000 or higher, limit your course number to "greater than or equal to" and enter "3000" in the search box.  
  3. You can use the additional search criteria to search by time, instructor, keywords, or other attributes such as number of credit hours. 

A ‘C’ means that the course has both a lecture and a “drill” component.  The course will meet on certain days/times for lecture, just like any other course, and will also have the drill which will be one of the following depending on the course: 

  1. a separate, smaller section of the class that meets once a week at a set time,
  2. the online component for the course, or
  3. a specific time reserved in your schedule during which exams will be held.

This semester, all students have a hold in UAConnect called a "Pre-Registration Hold", which will prevent you from enrolling in summer and fall classes. To get this hold removed, just log in to your UAConnect, and complete the "Summer/Fall Financial Agreement" located in the notifications tile on your student homepage. It just takes a couple of minutes, and the hold is automatically removed.

 

Yes, any student at the University of Arkansas can take an online class.  Some online classes are reserved for students in online programs only, so make sure you read the class notes.  On-campus students cannot receive an override into online sections reserved for students in online programs.

 

On-campus students can enroll in up to 12 online hours, except freshmen (first 30 hours), who can only enroll in two online courses (8 hours max).

 

Also, on-campus students can only complete up to 35% of their degree online.   You can view how many online hours you have completed in the major report in your degree audit.

While we make every effort to have quick availability, Fulbright College has the most students on campus.  During priority registration time (and the weeks leading up to it), advisors can book up weeks at a time.  The best strategy is to come in well before your registration time opens.  We see students year round, so planning can happen at any time.  

 

 

The Fulbright Advising Center is constantly striving to improve, which is why we now have the advising lab available to assist with immediate needs.  You may also email your advisor questions.

 

If your registration time opens, and you have not seen your advisor, do not delay your registration.  Use your degree audit, but still come or email your advisor.  You can always change things after your advising appointment.

Check out these helpful documents and instruction guides found here.

Check out Class+, which is a centralized hub for tutoring, academic coaching, supplemental instruction, and writing support.