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Academic advising at UGA is decentralized, and each school/college has an advising office for their students. Faculty and professional academic advisors help undergraduate students understand the options and opportunities for academic programs of study, degree requirements, academic resources, and course selection.

Academic advisors engage students in meaningful relationships designed to support and encourage a challenging and successful undergraduate education. The Exploratory Center in Memorial Hall offers advising for students who have declared intended business or intended journalism as a major, or are undecided or exploring majors.

The College of Education academic advisors will help you understand your options and opportunities for academic programs of study, degree requirements, academic resources, and course selection. We expect you to be both prepared for and engaged in the advising experience throughout your time in the College. UGA advising policies and procedures are always subject to change, and although we provide advice, you are ultimately responsible for knowing and understanding degree requirements and policies related to your academic progress. Advisors cannot provide a guarantee of graduation and/or certification within a specified period of time.

First-Year Students

As an incoming first-year student, you will be advised and cleared to register only during your orientation advising appointment per UGA policy. You will be assigned a COE primary advisor in SAGE based on the major you selected on your Admissions application or that you selected in Athena if you changed your major after being admitted/at Orientation. When adding a major in Athena, please select the "Intended" option, as many of our majors are high-demand and require an application process. Read more about Advising as a New Student.

Changing Majors to COE

If you are an internal transfer student from another major at UGA, or want to investigate adding COE programs (minors, certificates, Double Dawgs, etc.) to your academic studies, please consider your options within the College of Education by reviewing our undergraduate programs.

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 a major in Athena, please select the "Intended" option, as many of our majors are high-demand and require an application process.

Advising Contacts

If you are a UGA student considering changing to a COE major, please connect with the advisor in that subject area.

Program Contact
Athletic Training Brennen Salmon
Communication Sciences and Disorders Samantha Pattillo
Yadira Castillo
Early Childhood Education Debbie Hargrave
Erin Hill
English Education email the Lead Advisor
Exercise and Sport Science Leslie Moon
Brennen Salmon
Health and Physical Education Teresa McClure
Mathematics Education Yadira Castillo
Middle Grades Education Debbie Hargrave
Science Education Yadira Castillo
Social Studies Education Erin Hill
Special Education Samantha Pattillo
Sport Management Julian Williams
World Language Education email the Lead Advisor