Undergraduate Advising


James Hall Spring

The COLSA Dean's Office of Academic Affairs provides students with individual guidance and support in achieving their academic and professional goals. We are committed to fostering a collaborative partnership between advisors and students, and helping students navigate their academic experience at UNH.

As a first-year student in COLSA, you will be paired with an academic advisor in the Dean's Office that will:

  • help you navigate student support resources
  • help you understand university policies and procedures
  • assist you in developing your academic plan
  • guide  you to explore academic and extra-curricular opportunities
  • discuss academic performance and success strategies

You will also be paired with a faculty advisor, who you will eventually transition to as your primary advisor. Your faculty advisor, as an expert in their discipline, will serve as a mentor and guide in your area of study. They will:

  • provide guidance on internships, research opportunities, graduate school options and career pathways
  • discuss curriculum requirements with you and help you identify courses of interest within your area of study
  • offer subject-specific advice
  • help you identify essential skills and experiences  for your future endeavors

The academic advisors in the COLSA Dean's Office are available to help with the advising needs for all students, whether you are a first-year student assigned to one of us, or an upper-class student assigned to a faculty advisor. Students are expected to meet with their assigned primary advisor at least once each semester. 

contact us:

Email: colsa.advising@unh.edu 
Office: Rudman Hall G05
Phone: (603) 862-1450

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Walk-In Advising Hours:

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Rudman Hall G04
Walk-In advising is for quick questions. If you need longer 1:1 support, please schedule a meeting.

You can find your advisor(s) using any of the following platforms:

DegreeWorks (access in WebCat)
Your advisor will be displayed in the top area of your degree audit Worksheet

myWildcat Success
Your advisor is displayed on the bottom right of your home page, under the heading Your Success Team

Under the Student Records tab, select View Major and Advisor

To meet with an advisor, make an appointment with them in myWildcat Success

How to make an appointment in myWildCat Success:

  • Got to MyWildcat Success and log in
  • From the student homepage, select “Schedule an Appointment"
  • Select "College or Major specific advising" for the type of appointment
  • Select “College of Life Sciences and Agriculture” from the College/Group drop down menu
  • Choose appointment type from the drop down menu and select next
  • Select “COLSA Academic Affairs” department
  • Choose your advisor and select "Next"
  • Find an available time slot that works with your schedule and select “Next”
  • Select “Confirm Appointment”

If you have difficulty scheduling an appointment, please email colsa.advising @unh.edu

If you would like to meet with an advisor to discuss Pre-Professional Health Programs, visit https://colsa.unh.edu/academics/pre-professional-health-advising