Academic Advising

Welcome to Academic Advising


Academic advising plays the vital role of keeping students informed, well-balanced and on-track to graduate. Every student is assigned either a professional academic advisor and/or a faculty academic advisor to discuss academic expectations, degree requirements and career aspirations.

To find your academic advisor, log into your WeevilNet account. Your academic advisor information should appear in the bottom right corner. If you are assigned two academic advisors, try to visit with your professional academic advisor before meeting with your faculty academic advisor. UAM’s professional advising staff members are listed below in the contact section.

Core Curriculum

Welcome to UAM!

We are glad you have decided to become a member of the UAM family. Below are the steps of the advising process.

Step One: Apply for admission to the University at Admissions. An academic advisor cannot register you for classes or review your information until you are admitted to the University.

Step Two: You will be assigned an academic advisor, but it may take a few weeks. Once assigned, you may view your academic advisor's information via WeevilNet. If you have any questions, you may call the Office of Academic Affairs at (870)460-1633 or email Carrie Johnson at johnsonc@uamont.edu.

NOTE: You will likely not be assigned an advisor until after you register for the first time.

Step Three: Register for class. As a freshman, you will register for classes during one of the many dates designated by Admissions for freshman registration. During these registration dates, you will not meet with your actual advisor. After classes start, call or email your advisor to make an appointment. It is always a good idea to get acquainted with your advisor as early as possible.

Step Four: Finalize your bill through WeevilNet or at the Cashier’s window. To finalize, you must pay any balance owed and sign to verify your class schedule. If you have a $0 balance, you must still sign your bill to verify your class schedule.

Step Five: Go to class! You may view your schedule through WeevilNet or print a copy on the 1st floor of Harris Hall outside the Registrar’s Office.

For more detailed information on academic regulations, please read your UAM Catalog. Catalogs may be accessed online at the following link.

Academics

Welcome to UAM!

We are glad you have decided to become a member of the UAM family. Below are the steps of the advising process.

Step One: Apply for admission to the University at Admissions. As a transfer student, you must have an official copy of your transcript sent to UAM from all prior institutions you have attended.

Step Two: You will be assigned an academic advisor, but it may take a few weeks. Once assigned, you may view your academic advisor's information via WeevilNet. If you have any questions,  you may call the Office of Academic Affairs at (870)460-1633 or email Carrie Johnson at johnsonc@uamont.edu.

Step Three: Register for class. After receiving your advisor’s contact information, contact him/her to make an appointment. Be sure to take your advisor a copy of your unofficial transcripts. Your advisor will not be able to advise you appropriately without being fully informed about your past academic experiences.

NOTE: Due to timing of registration sessions, you may not be able to meet with your assigned advisor before beginning your first semester at UAM. If you do not meet with your advisor for your initial registration, try to meet with him/her within the first month of classes. It is always a good idea to get acquainted with your advisor as early as possible.

Step Four: Finalize your bill through WeevilNet or at the Cashier’s window. To finalize, you must pay any balance owed and sign to verify your class schedule. If you have a $0 balance, you must still sign your bill to verify your class schedule.

Step Five: Go to class! You may view your schedule through WeevilNet or print a copy on the 1st floor of Harris Hall outside the Registrar’s Office.

For more detailed information on academic regulations, please read your UAM Catalog. Catalogs may be accessed online at the bottom of the following link.

UAM Academics

UAM Academic Alert

Issue an Alert

What is UAM’s Academic Alert System?

UAM is committed to the retention and graduation of its students by providing a learning environment that is conducive to student success. The Academic Alert System has been put in place to help ensure that every student is able to take full advantage of the educational opportunities available.

The goal of the Academic Alert System is to put students in contact with appropriate campus resources as early as possible. Contacting students early greatly increases their chances for success in class and college as a whole.

Faculty and staff members contribute directly to the Academic Alert System’s success by issuing alerts on students who are doing poorly in their academic work, are chronically absent from class or are having difficulty adjusting to campus life. Faculty and staff members may also issue alerts on students who are having personal or financial issues that are making it difficult for them to be successful.

The Process

Academic Alerts are issued via Maxient.

On the Academic Alert form, faculty or staff will be asked to check one or more of the following reasons for issuing an alert:

  • Academic Skills Deficient
  • Attendance Concerns
  • Financial Concerns
  • Poor Academic Performance
  • Missing Required Textbook/Supplementary Material
  • Other (Non Health/Non Mental Health Related Concerns)

Faculty or staff will also select a level of urgency:

  • Normal
  • High
  • Critical

After an alert is issued, it is assigned to a professional academic advisor. The faculty or staff member issuing the alert will receive notification when an alert is closed. Heath or mental health-related concerns should be submitted via the UBIT Person of Concern form.

For more information on the Academic Alert System, please contact Carrie Johnson at johnsonc@uamont.edu or (870) 460-1633.

Issue an Alert

Academic Recovery Program

The Academic Recovery Program is designed to equip students who have experienced academic difficulty with the information and tools they need to return to good academic standing. If you have been placed on academic suspension, conditional academic standing, residential denial or financial aid denial, we can help you design a plan to get back on track.

The academic recovery process is guided by professional academic advisors. Students are assigned to work one-on-one with a professional advisor through the academic recovery process. Professional academic advisors help by:

  • Providing an accurate assessment of your current academic situation.
  • Offering you guidance in developing a personally relevant academic plan.
  • Connecting you to other available campus resources.

Students participating in academic recovery are typically expected to:

  • Attend all scheduled classes.
  • Check UAM email and Blackboard frequently.
  • Develop an academic success plan that will guide goal setting and track goal attainment.
  • Meet with a professional academic advisor several times throughout the semester to discuss progress and challenges.
  • Attend academic skills development workshops.
  • Complete other tasks identified as necessary by the recovery plan.

Once a student returns to good academic standing (term and cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher), he/she is typically not required to continue in the academic recovery program. However, a student may participate on a voluntary basis if he/she desires additional assistance in achieving his/her academic goals.

While the Academic Recovery Program is designed to help you succeed, you must remember that you are solely responsible for your success or failure. Success in this program requires your dedication to following direction and hard work inside and outside of the classroom. Participation in this program does not guarantee financial aid reinstatement.

For more information about UAM's Academic Recovery Program, please contact Carrie Johnson at johnsonc@uamont.edu or (870) 460-1633.

Degree Pathways: Academic Program Eligibility

To facilitate student success, the University has defined degree pathways based upon student skill sets necessary to succeed at an entry level. Therefore, the following ACT Composite scores are required for immediate entry into an academic program. Students who successfully complete their initial placement may pursue additional levels of certificates/degrees, if so desired. Please contact the Office of Academic Advising to discuss academic program placement using ACCUPLACER or SAT scores.

ACT Composite Score        
Programs Available
Up to 12 Adult Education and/or Technical Program: Program options are determined by appropriate technical campus and TABE test results.
13 to 15 Technical Program: Automotive, Business Technology, Construction/Heavy Equipment, Diesel Technology, Early Childhood Education, Hospitality Services, Welding Technology
16 to 18 Any Technical Program or Associate or Bachelor Degree: Sub-test scores are reviewed to determine academic program eligibility.
19 or above Any Academic Program

Students may appeal up to one certificate/degree program level above their initial placement. To appeal, students must submit a Degree Pathways Appeal Form linked below with the required documentation to the Office of Academic Affairs or the Director of Instruction (Crossett or McGehee campus) at least two weeks prior to the first day of class for the term or semester of desired admission.

Degree Pathways Appeal Form

  1. What if I cannot attend my classes due to an emergency?

    Try to call or email each of your instructors. If you do not make contact, leave a message with the secretary of the school offering the course.

    If you are unable to reach your instructors or the secretary, call the Office of Academic Affairs at (870) 460-1033.

  2. How much does college cost

    Tuition and fees can be found on the UAM website. Click the following link. Schedule of Fees 
  3. What if I have a question about my bill?

    If you would like to speak to someone about your bill or making payment arrangements, contact the Cashier’s Office at the following locations.

    Monticello:  (870) 460-1043 or cashiers@uamont.edu
    McGehee: (870) 222-5360
    Crossett: (866) 323-3384 or 870-364-6414

  4. What are the different types of financial aid?

    Financial aid includes grants, loans, scholarships, and work-study jobs.

    For more details about financial aid, please see the financial aid section on the UAM website. Click the following link. Types of Finanical Aid 

  5. Who can help me with my Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)?

    The Office of Financial Aid at Monticello or the Office of Student Services on the technical campuses can answer your questions about the FAFSA.

    Monticello: Office of Financial Aid, Harris Hall, (800) 226-2643 or (870) 460-1050
    Crossett: Office of Student Services, (866) 323-3384 or (870) 364-6414
    McGehee: Office of Student Services, (870) 222-5360

  6.  Do I qualify for work-study?

    To find out if you qualify for work-study, contact the Office of Financial Aid or the Office of Student Services at one of the following locations.

    Monticello: Office of Financial Aid, Harris Hall, (800) 226-2643 or (870) 460-1050
    Crossett: Office of Student Services, (866) 323-3384 or (870) 364-6414
    McGehee: Office of Student Services, (870) 222-5360

  7. Does UAM offer any scholarships?

    The Office of Financial Aid is responsible for awarding institutional scholarships and can answer your questions about institutional scholarships.

    To learn more about UAM scholarships on the web, click the following link. Scholarships

  8. Who can answer my questions about VA funding?

    The Office of Financial Aid can help with questions about VA funding. To contact the Office of Financial Aid, call (870) 460-1050.

    To read about VA funding on the web, click the following link. VA Funding

  9. I want to live on campus. Where do I start?

    The Office of Residence Life handles on-campus housing. To contact the Office of Residence Life, call (870) 460-1045.

    Read more about campus housing on the UAM website by clicking the following link. Residence Life

  10. Will someone help me with my schedule?

    Each student is assigned an academic advisor, someone who guides a student through his/her college experience. Academic advisors are available to discuss a student’s academic expectations, what courses a degree requires, and help him/her decide a plan of action. To get your academic advisor’s contact information, try one of the following offices.

    Monticello: Office of Academic Affairs, (870) 460-1033 or johnsonc@uamont.edu
    Crossett: Office of Student Services, (866) 323-3384 or (870) 364-6414
    McGehee: Office of Student Services, (870) 222-5360

  11. Who can answer my questions about graduation?

    Contact the Office of the Registrar or the Office of Student Services at one of the following locations.

    Monticello: Office of the Registrar, Harris Hall, (870) 460-1034
    Crossett: Office of Student Services, (866) 323-3384 or (870) 364-6414
    McGehee: Office of Student Services, (870) 222-5360

  12. I cannot access my UAM email. Who can help?

    Information Technology (IT) can guide you through the process of accessing your UAM email. To contact IT, call (870) 460-1036.

  13. Who do I call with questions about Blackboard?

    Instructional Technology can answer questions you have about Blackboard. For Blackboard help, call (870) 460-1663.

    Instructional Technology cannot answer questions about your online class assignments. For questions about a specific course, you must contact the instructor of the course.

  14. Who can help me with WeevilNet?

    Information Technology (IT) can answer your WeevilNet questions. To contact IT, call (870) 460-1036.

Contact information

Ms. Carrie Johnson
Director of Academic Advising
Student Success Center 207 C
johnsonc@uamont.edu
870-460-1233

Ms. Colleen Hammock
Academic Advisor
Student Success Center 207 G
hammockc@uamont.edu
870-460-1502
 
Mr. Brandon Shorter
Academic Advisor
Student Success Center 207 I
shorter@uamont.edu
870-460-1702

 

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