Frequently Asked Questions:
How do I find out who my advisor is?
Log in to the MyUVM portal. You will see a tab along the top labeled “advising.” Click on the tab and your advisor should be listed.
How do I find my advisor's contact information and office hours?
Contacting your advisor is made easy through the MyUVM Portal, there you can find their office hours, office location, and contact info. This information can also found on the faculty directory.
How do I change advisors?
Make a request to change your advisor by emailing English@uvm.edu or in person at 400 Old Mill. We cannot guarantee accommodations but we will try our best to help.
Why was I reassigned to a different advisor?
For various reasons students will be reassigned a different advisor. Professors will periodically go on leave, sabbatical, or have a change in workload. When this happens you will be assigned to another advisor.
What does my advisor do?
Your advisor will help you with course registration, with any questions about the English major or courses, as well as general education distribution requirements that are needed for graduation. Your advisor will also help you navigate other information you need such as: Transfer Affairs, Study Abroad, extracurricular activites, and so on. If you have questions about other issues, click “resources” in the MyUVM portal and you will see a list of offices here at UVM to help students with questions and problems large and small. Your advisor is the place to start if you are interested in pursuing graduate study in English. For career advice, Career Services is the place to go. But your advisor can be a good resource for this as well. Finally, it is good to know about CAS Student Services. They basically know everything! Leaves of absence, late withdrawals, and incompletes are their domain.
What if my advisor doesn't get back to me in a timely manner?
In the unlikely event that you cannot get in contact with your advisor you may contact the English Department at English@uvm.edu