# Advising

**Department of Math Advising for Spring 2018 Registration **

**Advising Period: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 through Wednesday, November 1, 2017**

**Failure to meet with your advisor may delay your ability to register**** for Spring 2018 classes!**

**For more information on meeting with a Math Department Advisor, please click here.**

**General Math Advising Information & Questions**

**Declaring a Math Major or Minor**

Students prepare a long-range plan and declare a first major, second major, or minor in Mathematics through the **Academic Advising Program**, College of Arts and Sciences, located in **Steele Building**. To get started, you must schedule a declaration appointment with a College of Arts and Sciences advisor. For more information, go to http://advising.unc.edu/policies-and-procedures/declaring-majors-and-minors/.

Once this is completed, you will soon be a part of the UNC Math community!

**Math Major Advising**

The Math Department supports the interaction of our faculty and majors, thus each major is required to have a Math faculty advisor. Meeting with your advisor is not meant to be stressful. Think of these faculty members or department advisors as great resources for helping you choose what math courses to take, what research opportunities may be available, or perhaps to discuss graduate school interests and career options. These relationships will be important as you progress in the degree.

**Lingering Questions:**

**Who needs formal math advising?**

If you have declared math as a first major AND have reached junior standing OR earned at least 60 academic hours, then you are required to meet with a Math advisor each semester prior to the beginning of the Undergraduate registration period.

**Who is my math advisor?**

A Math advisor will be assigned to you once your math major status is updated in ConnectCarolina and on the Distribution Group Management (DGM) listserv.

**When does math advising take place?**

You will receive an email each year in October (for Spring semester Math advising) and February (for Fall semester Math advising) announcing that formal Math advising is about to begin. Look for this important email!

**What if I miss my appointment?**

DO NOT MISS YOUR APPOINTMENT TIME! Math advisors set aside a two-week period of time, each semester, to meet with their advisees. Please be respectful and honor this time commitment.

**Not sure if you have an advising hold affecting your registration?**

Check for advising holds on your ConnectCarolina Student Center page to determine advising requirements well before your registration access period begins.

**Who do I contact if I have questions?**

You may reach out to Dr. Betty Davidson at elizabeth_davidson@unc.edu for more information.