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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, 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

Advisors list their available walk-in hours in SAGE, which is the most reliable resource for checking advisor availability during any given week. In general, advisors are available for walk-in hours as follows:

Advisor Walk-In Hours
Paige Betts Wednesdays, 9:30am – 11:30am and 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Kevin Brannon By Appointment Only
Lindsay Dickerson By Appointment Only
Veronica Gilliard Wednesdays, 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Debbie Hargrave Wednesdays, 9:30am – 11:30am and 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Leslie Moon By Appointment Only
Umesh Patel By Appointment Only
Samantha Pattillo Wednesdays, 9:30am – 11:30am and 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Please note: These walk-in 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 Veronica Gilliard
Communication Sciences and Disorders Samantha Pattillo
Early Childhood Education Debbie Hargrave
English Education Umesh Patel
Exercise and Sport Science Veronica Gilliard
Leslie Moon
Lindsay Dickerson
Health and Physical Education Leslie Moon
Mathematics Education Paige Betts
Middle Grades Education Paige Betts
Science Education Paige Betts
Social Studies Education Umesh Patel
Special Education Paige Betts
Sport Management Kevin Brannon
World Language Education Umesh Patel