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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

wlc-advising@utah.edu

Please email us anytime at wlc-advising@utah.edu 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. 

 

Undergraduate Advising Walk-In & Call-in Hours 

Monday- Friday 8-5 pm 

LNCO 1400

Our friendly staff are trained to answer your most frequently asked advising questions! Please walk in or call in during the hours posted above and we will do our best to answer your questions. We can also declare majors and minors. If we cannot answer your questions, we will refer you to an Academic Advisor and help you to email or make an appointment.

 
 

Graduate Advising Walk-In Hours

If you would like to make an appointment with our Graduate Academic Advisor Olivia Davis, please email her at wlcgraduatestudies@utah.edu. See below for walk-in appointment hours. 

  Tuesday
1pm - 4pm
Wednesday
9am - 12pm
 

Make an Undergraduate Advising Appointment

Set up your FERPA Pin and have it ready for your appointment!
https://registrar.utah.edu/_pdf/FERPA-PIN.pdf

book an appointment now

Olivia Davis - Academic Advisor

Olivia Davis

Academic Advisor

Megan Randall - Career Coach

Megan Randall

Career Coach

Kellianne Bennett - Academic Advisor

Kellianne Yang

Academic Advisor

Christy Hoffman - Academic Advisor

Christy Hoffman

Interim Academic Advisor


FAQs About Our Advising System

book an appointment nowClick the “Book Now” link on this page or on the main World Languages and Cultures page!

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 wlc-advising@utah.edu.

We answer emails every day, and make a point of responding no later than three days after an email is sent. Sometimes you might get a response within ten minutes! 

The appointment calendar will let you book from 12 hours in advance up to 3 weeks in advance. There are no same day appointments.

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.

WLC Practicum options

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.

For an advisor to speak about or release student information on the phone or via video chat, 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.

Please email our advisors from your official Umail email address, and check that address for any responses. We will not communicate with personal email addresses. 

Of course! However, your phone screen is generally a little small. 

If you’re more than ten minutes late for your appointment, you might be told to reschedule. If you know you will be late, please let your advisor know by sending them an email or calling the WLC front desk at 801-581-7561. If you will not be able to make your appointment, please CANCEL the appointment using the link sent in your confirmation email.

Language and Communication Building (LNCO) 
Suite 1400
255 South Central Campus Dr.
801-581-7561

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Last Updated: 8/20/20