working with students
Rapport between a student and advisor adds an experienced and knowledgeable dimension to long-range academic planning. Often a relationship that began as student/advisor blossoms into a friendship that lasts beyond college graduation.
Whether...
  • you are a major or minor in one of our programs,
  • you are thinking about studying abroad in a country where one of the languages we teach is spoken,
  • you have questions about the language placement test,
  • or you just want to learn more about our programs and student opportunities,
We are here to answer your questions!
 
 

Your current advisor appears on myUVM under the Advising link.

Plan to meet during office hours or contact them directly for an appointment.

Your academic advisor has expertise in scholarly issues pertaining to your major.

Professor Mazzoni with student
Faculty advisors are an invaluable resource in planning a schedule of courses and ensuring that your course selections meet graduation requirements, so plan to meet with them (frequently, if needed). However, you are ultimately responsible for deciding which courses to take and whether they meet degree requirements. Read the requirements carefully!
 
Things to discuss with your advisor:
Course selection for the upcoming semester and other educational decisions
Career options
Any problems or concerns that may affect your academic performance

 

Faculty advisors can also assist with study abroad transfer credit.

market in Cartagena, Colombia
If you are planning to take one or more of our languages or study linguistics while studying abroad, the transfer advisor for that language can help you select your classes and evaluate how they will transfer back to UVM.
 
French Transfer Advisor: Professor Gretchen van Slyke
Italian Transfer Advisor: Professor Cristina Mazzoni
Linguistics Transfer Advisor: Professor Julie Roberts
Spanish Transfer Advisors: Professors Catherine Connor (Spain) and Juan Maura (Latin America)
 

How are students assigned an advisor?

Students are assigned an advisor in a variety of ways.
 
First year students:
  • Undeclared first-year students enrolled in a Teacher-Advisor Program (TAP) course are assigned to the instructor of that seminar until they declare a major.
  • Undeclared first-year students not in TAP are assigned a faculty advisor within the College. Those students will keep the same advisor until they declare a major. Once students declare a major, they will be assigned an advisor in their chosen field.
  • First-year students who have a declared major and are enrolled in a TAP course are assigned to an advisor in their major field as well as the instructor of that seminar (for the fall semester only).
All other students:
  • Students who have a declared major are assigned an advisor within their declared field.
  • Transfer students with a declared major will be assigned an advisor in their declared field.
  • Undeclared transfer students will be assigned an advisor from one of the departments within the College.