Our office will not be taking advising appointments December 24 through January 3. We will re-open for appointments on Monday, January 4.
Your advising needs are important to us in this time of transition to online learning. The Department of World Languages and Cultures in the College of Humanities has a number of options in place to ensure full access to academic advising through phone or video appointments. If you need to meet with an advisor, please visit our appointment directory: https://utah.craniumcafe.com/group/world-languages--cultures/scheduler. Once you’ve scheduled a phone or virtual appointment, be sure to set up a FERPA pin in CIS (https://advising.utah.edu/release-of-information/index.php). Your advisor will need to verify your identity before being able to discuss your academic records by phone or video. Please reach out to us if the move to an online format impacts your access to food or housing, puts you in a vulnerable position, or if you are feeling stress around your health and the ongoing coronavirus situation. Please know that everyone here at the University stands ready to support you during this unprecedented time.
Undergraduate Advising Email
Please email us anytime at with questions that do not require a full half-hour appointment. Make sure to use your Umail email address to send your email, and check your Umail inbox for replies. We will only send replies to your Umail email address.
The WLC Advising inbox is monitored daily and you should expect a reply within 3 business days (often sooner). Emails sent to this address will reach both of our Undergraduate Academic Advisors.
Make an Undergraduate Advising Appointment
Set up your FERPA Pin and have it ready for your appointment!
Make a Graduate Advising Appointment
If you would like to make an appointment with our Graduate Academic Advisor, Olivia Davis, click "book now" or if you have questions about our graduate programs, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FAQs About Our Advising System
An Academic Advisor's job covers a great variety of duties from advising students to compiling the class schedule to attending University Academic Advising Committee meetings. By taking appointments, we can make sure we will be available and prepared for our meeting. If for some reason we need to cancel the appointment, we will use the contact information you gave us when you originally scheduled your appointment to notify you.
We have friendly and helpful staff members who are able to answer quick questions about frequent advising topics, as well as declare majors and minors. Please see the current times posted above and feel free to walk in or call in! You can also always send your question via email to email@example.com.
Ideally, you will come prepared for your appointment by first generating a new Degree Audit (CIS --> Degree Audit --> Run New Audit) for your declared programs ("Run Declared Programs") or potential programs ("Run What-If Audit") on CIS, reading the audit, then coming prepared with questions you have about it.
If you are coming in to purchase language credits, please bring in the results of your Placement Test score (usually WLC Placement Test results or FLATS results) so we can verify your eligibility, unless you took a 3000-level language course to become eligible.
If you are coming in to talk about the WLC Practicum, please review the practicum options worksheet here first, then come in with your questions.
If you are coming in to talk about WLC Faculty-Led Learning Abroad programs in Kiel, Oviedo, Osaka, Cairo, Grenoble, Tianjin, or Sicily, please search the programs on learningabroad.utah.edu first, then come in with your questions.
Disclaimer: For an advisor to speak about or release student information via email or on the phone, a student must have e-signed the FERPA Consent to Release Form. This form can be found on CIS --> Financial Aid --> FERPA Consent to Release. Be sure to check the box for Academic Advising. If you are looking for advice through email, be sure to include your FERPA PIN in your original email. On the phone, please have it handy. That is how we can be sure it is you.
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