Faculty Advising Handbook

The College of Life Sciences and Agriculture has prepared this Advising Handbook for advisors with the intention of clarifying existing policies used within the University. This Handbook will be reviewed as needed in an attempt to ensure the accuracy of this material. We are open to any suggestions you may have regarding this handbook or the addition of any material which you feel may be pertinent.

This document is intended to aid faculty in their advising duties. The Associate Dean's Office of the College is more than willing to provide any assistance required. Please contact Katie Cousens (2-1451) for further assistance.

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Academic Misconduct Procedures (Section 09.7)

Academic Policy Guidelines

Adding and Dropping Courses

Add/Drop Form (pdf)

Athlete Support Services


CFAR (Center for Academic Resources)

Change of Major/Change of College, Procedure for

Change of Program Form (pdf) (for Dual Degree only)

Consortium, Exchange, and Foreign Study

Credit by Examination (05.25 and 05.26 fs)

Disability Services for Students

Discovery Requirements for Undergraduates

Dual Degree and Second Major Options

Exclusion from a Course

Family Education and Privacy Act Guidelines (FERPA, Buckley Amendment)

Field Experience

Financial Aid

Foreign Language Requirement for BA Students (Bachelor of Arts #4)


Freshman English Requirement

Freshman/New Transfer Progress Report

Freshman/New Transfer Progress Report Example (pdf)

Grades and Posting Grades

Graduation, Certification for

Graduation Information for Baccalaureate Degree Candidates


Honors Program


Incomplete/Administrative F Form (pdf)

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Late Registration Fee

Leave of Absence

Majors/Options within Majors/Degrees

Major Requirements - Minimum grade accepted in courses that fulfill Major Requirements


Minor Form, Certification of Completion (pdf)

New England Regional Student Program (NERSP)

Part-Time Students


Petitions, Action on

Petition for Variance in Academic Policy Form (pdf)

Pre-Professional Health Programs (pre-medical, pre-dental, etc.)

Pre-Veterinary Medicine Program

Repeated Courses

Research Interests (Faculty)


Scholarships Available

Senior Residence Requirements

Special Grade Report Form (pdf)

Student Designed Major

Study Abroad

Thompson School Students and Courses

Transfer Credit, including AP/CLEP/IB

Undeclared Students

UNH Manchester

University Advising and Career Center

University Writing Requirement

Waiver of Requirements in a Prescribed Curriculum

Waiver of University Discovery Program or General Education Requirements

Withdrawing from the University