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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 Academic Advising 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, 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.

Office Hours

Advisors list their available office hours hours in SAGE, which is the most reliable resource for checking advisor availability during any given week.

These office hours hours are intended for current UGA students. If you are a prospective student wanting to visit UGA to meet with an advisor, please consider our page on Visit the College.

If seeing an advisor in Aderhold Hall, please check-in at the lobby area in 612 Aderhold Hall. In general, advisors are available for office hours hours as follows:

Advisor Location Office Hours
Yadira Castillo 614L Aderhold By Appointment Only
Lindsay Dickerson 612 Aderhold By Appointment Only
Debbie Hargrave 612 Aderhold Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
and 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Teresa McClure 325 Ramsey By Appointment Only
Leslie Moon 327 Ramsey By Appointment Only
Umesh Patel 612 Aderhold By Appointment Only
Samantha Pattillo 612 Aderhold Wednesdays, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
and 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Brennen Salmon 315 Ramsey By Appointment Only

Please note: These office hours hours 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.

Transfer Students

To plan for your transfer to the UGA College of Education, please review our Transfer Handbook. Consider visiting the College by reaching out to the Prospective and Visiting Students contact listed below or the advisor for your desired program.

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 Brennen Salmon
Communication Sciences and Disorders Samantha Pattillo
Yadira Castillo
Early Childhood Education Debbie Hargrave
English Education Umesh Patel
Exercise and Sport Science Leslie Moon
Lindsay Dickerson
Brennen Salmon
Health and Physical Education Teresa McClure
Mathematics Education Yadira Castillo
Middle Grades Education Debbie Hargrave
Science Education Yadira Castillo
Social Studies Education Umesh Patel
Special Education Samantha Pattillo
Sport Management Teresa McClure
World Language Education Umesh Patel