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Some of our most frequently asked questions are: 

 

What kind of advising happens in the Advising Center?

The Advising Center is staffed by Peer Advisors who are ready to answer general advising questions; additionally, there is a program coordinator and manager that are there to help with general advising.

 

What qualifications do Peer Advisors have?

Peer Advisors are trained UVM juniors and seniors who have held leadership positions on campus. As UVM students these Peer Advisors know about transitioning to college, navigating campus, and how to become involved; peer advisors have real life-experience related to being a UVM student.

 

How do I become a Peer Advisor Intern?

During the spring semester information will be available on how to apply for a Peer Advisor Intern position. The process includes an application and an in-person interview. All hired interns are expected to attend a mandatory training in April – before they can start as an intern the following fall.

 

Is the Advising Center the same as the Hub?

The Advising Center and the Hub are different. The Hub is a central location that is shared by eight different departments to aid students with career searches, opportunities inside and outside of the classroom as well as abroad. The Advising Center is a space where you can drop in with questions on just about anything; we might refer you to the Hub and even walk you next door if you have career related questions.

 

General Advising:

 

What if I need academic advice? How do I find my Academic Advisor?

Your Academic Advisor can be found in your myUVM portal. Steps: log in; at the top of the banner you will see the Advising (CATS) tab, there you will find the name and email of your Academic Advisor. Email  your Academic Advisor to set up a meeing.

 

What is a CATs Report / Audit, and how do I run one?

CATS (Curriculum Audit Tracking System) is UVM's degree audit system that produces automated, individualized reports to help students track progress toward completing their degrees. The CATS report, used by students and advisors, identifies both completed and outstanding requirements. and provides a current list of courses that can be taken to satisfy those requirements.