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Mentor Resources: Advising

Advising at AUM

Academic advisors serve an important role in helping students get registered for classes and guiding them along their educational journeys. Not only will your advisor assist you in selecting the classes you need for graduation, he/she can also serve as a resource to you for any questions you may have during your time at AUM.

Upon admission to AUM, you are assigned an advisor based upon your major. These advisors are located in various offices across campus. If you are not sure who your advisor is or how to get in touch with him/her, please contact us.

You may find this additional information helpful:

Degree Works

A Student's Guide to Tracking Degree Progress

Download the Degree Works User’s Guide
See your success!  Degree Works User’s Guide for Students

Degree Works – Student Degree Audit System

Degree Works is a web-based tool that allows you to view your progress towards a degree including a list of your requirements, courses taken, current courses, transfer credits and much more.

Working with your advisor, you can review your progress and plan for future terms.  You can use the what-if tool to see how your courses fit into other degrees.  Links to course information for upcoming terms is also available on your audit worksheet.

Student access to Degree Works

  • Login to My AUM.
  • Click on Degree Works

See how far you’ve come, and how far you need to go, in order to reach your graduation goals.

For more information and answers to the most frequently asked questions, click on the FAQ tab at the top of your Degree Works page.

Tracking your progress toward graduation has never been easier!

Locating An Advisor By Major

Declared Major Advising
If you are fully admitted to AUM and have declared a major, you are advised in the college or department in which the major falls. Students with less than 59 hours in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and the College of Science are initially advised in the Office of Central Advising before transitioning to a faculty advisor. Please remember:

  • We require that you meet with your academic advisor before registering for classes so you can select courses that comply with your specific program/major requirements.
  • Your advisor will also want to talk to you about your overall academic progress.
  • Once your advisor gives signed approval for courses, you will obtain a personal identification number (PIN) that allows registration on AUM’s online registration system.
  • You should plan to meet with your advisor in person prior to each semester unless you are seeking a degree fully online.

Find your Declared Major Advisor through the College links below.


Undeclared Major Advising
As an Undeclared Student, you have several resources available to help you determine a major:

  • One-on-One Advising in Central Advising. To schedule an appointment, call (334) 244-3808.
  • The Student Success Battery administered by the AUM Counseling Center. To schedule an appointment, call (334) 244-3469.
  • FOCUS2, an online assessment tool used by the Career Development Center. For more information, call (334) 244-3342.

Pre-professional Program Advising
Pre-professional curricula (e.g., pre-medicine, pre-pharmacy, pre-law) are not majors. If you are completing one of these curricula, you will be required to declare a specific major (Biology, Chemistry, Political Science, etc.). You will need advising in your pre-professional curriculum and in your major as well as your major degree to insure that you meet the requirements associated with your AUM degree plan as well as admissions criteria for your graduate or continued professional studies.

Bridge Program Advising
If you have been admitted to the Bridge program at AUM, you are advised by a member of the Bridge program staff. Learn more about the Bridge program