Academic Advising


The Office of the Registrar provides academic advising support to students and faculty by maintaining academic records on students and programs, by implementing academic policy, by tracking student progress toward graduation, and by providing transcripts, degree audits, and reports as needed.

Immediately upon enrollment, students are assigned a faculty advisor in their program of study and are required to meet with their faculty advisor once each term to receive academic advising. Students are encouraged to meet with their faculty advisor, a representative from the Advising Center, or the Office of the Registrar anytime throughout the year when questions arise about enrollment in classes, policies, or procedures or simply for additional advising support.

Student Planning - Advising

Beginning last registration season, all student populations have migrated to the new Student Planning Module within Student Self Service in place of Web Advisor. 

Student Planning helps you to prepare your schedule more effectively by allowing you to plan semesters in advance, to use your specific program requirements to find courses, and to visually choose course sections in a calendar format.

Student Planning - Updates & Issues

As Student Planning is a relatively new tool, it is frequently being updated and improved. To view recent feature updates and bug fixes, please consult the Update Log.

You may still encounter issues that are being addressed. We appreciate your patience! If you encounter an error, please consult the list of Known Issues before contacting The Office of the Registrar.

Acessing the Student Planning Module

  1. In the event of browser issues, use Firefox 24 ESR as your browser. (see: Quick Links)
  2. Log in to Self Service from
  3. Alternately, login is also available in the Portal. From MyUArtsRecord, click on "Student Planning: Advising & Registration" found under the heading "Registration."

Building Your Course Plan

Begin adding courses to your plan using the following methods, shown in the video below. The tabs are no longer there, but the pages all have the same names:

  1. My Progress tab: Click on a specific course in your program requirements.
  2. My Progress tab: Click on a search icon in a requirement block to view all courses that fulfill that requirement. (Recommended for Liberal Arts Electives) Add courses to plan from here.
  3. Course Catalog tab: Browse or search for courses directly.  

Advising/Pre-Registration Checklist

To help ensure you are able to register online without difficulty:

  1. Sign up for an advising session with your faculty advisor. For more information, contact your academic program office.

  2. In the student planning module, review the advising tab in the Plan and Schedule section. Notes may have been added by an advisor for courses which should be completed during the upcoming term.

  3. Update your emergency contact information in Self Service. You must do this before registration if you did not do so in the Fall, so complete this step as soon as possible from the User Options menu.

  4. Build a course plan for the upcoming term. A course plan includes a list of all courses and course sections a student will register during a term. Course plans will be reviewed and approved by your advisor during your advising session. 

  5. Meet with your faculty advisor as soon as possible. Your advisor will review your course plan. Students must meet with an advisor before registering for courses.

  6. Check Student Planning for problems that may prevent you from registering. If you have any holds on your account, taking the time to verify that you have permission to register will allow you time before registration opens to address any restrictions. Notifications appear in the upper right corner of the page:
  7. Check your appointment time. Available in Student Planning prior to registration, your appointment timeis the day and time that you can begin to register for your planned courses.

  8. Refer to the registration section of this website for continued information.

Private Music Lessons

Private music lessons may be taken by non music majors for elective credit (1.5 credits, seven hours of instruction per semester). Private lessons carry an additional course fee of $220 for non music majors.

Questions related to private music lessons can be directed to Michelle Wall in the School of Music via email

To Register for a Private Music Lesson:

  1. Review the private music lesson course section listing for available instrumentation and faculty. This listing includes the subject code, course, and section numbers used for registration.
  2. Registering for a private music lesson takes place during the standard registration period and can be done both online or in person. There is a $220 course fee assessed to non music majors registering for private music lessons.
  3. Students should contact the professor directly via email to arrange a meeting time immediately upon registering for a private music lesson. The meeting time and day will be listed on a student's schedule as TBA.