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New to the College of Education?

If you are new to the College of Education or have questions about your advising appointment, please email the Office of Student Services to be assigned an advisor. If you are new to UGA and enrolled in an Intended-COE major, you will be advised and cleared to register during your Orientation session.

Considering a New Major?

While considering your options within the College of Education, review our undergraduate programs. Your COE advisor can help you add minors to your current degree, discuss our Double Dawgs and other dual degree programs, explore minors, or compare your current major to a new choice at the COE.

Both the UGA Bulletin and the DegreeWorks "What if" tool allow you to compare your current major to one of our programs. It may be that your new major choice only differs from your current program by a few classes.

When adding your major in Athena, please select the "Intended" option unless you have applied and/or been prompted by your advisor to declare the major program. Students that are not yet accepted to a program within the College of Education are classified as intended students.

Walk-In Hours

Most advisors are available without an appointment on Wednesdays during fall and spring semesters from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. and from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Please note: These appointments are intended to address brief questions but do not replace required academic advisement appointments. Please sign-up for your required academic advisement in SAGE.

Advising Appointments

All students are required to meet with an academic advisor every semester. You are cleared to register for classes the following semester(s) only after meeting with an advisor.

Schedule your advising appointment early as appointments slots are generally full later in the semester. Appointment calendars are available in SAGE. Advisor contact information can be found below.

Advising appointments are approximately 30 minutes in length so be prepared to discuss plans for the following semester. During your appointment, your advisor will review your progress and discuss course options with you. If your intended major is high-demand, your advisor can review application requirements and deadlines. Advisors can also direct you to additional resources on campus as needed. At the end of your appointment, you will have access to an academic plan in DegreeWorks, and your academic advising hold will be removed.

Students are expected to be full participants in academic advising and thus to be both prepared for and engaged in the advising experience. The academic landscape is always subject to change, and although advisors can provide advice, the university advances that each student is ultimately responsible for knowing and understanding the degree requirements and policies related to his/her own academic progress.

If you have any problems or questions about making an appointment please email the Office of Student Services or your assigned advisor.

Advising Contacts

If uncertain about who to contact, email the Office of Student Services or call 706-542-1717.

Program Contact
Prospective and Visiting Students Lauren Flowers
Athletic Training
Communication Sciences and Disorders Samantha Pattillo
Early Childhood Education Sara Cobb
English Education Umesh Patel
Exercise and Sport Science Leslie Moon
Health and Physical Education Leslie Moon
Mathematics Education Umesh Patel
Middle Grades Education Lindsay Dickerson
Science Education Umesh Patel
Social Studies Education Lindsay Dickerson
Special Education Lindsay Dickerson
Sport Management Michael Slonaker
World Language Education Umesh Patel