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New Student Advising

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

UA-PTC Student

Welcome to UA - Pulaski Technical College! If you have any questions about your academic advising experience, please do not hesitate to contact us!

New Student Orientation (NSO)

Incoming freshmen and transfer students are required to attend New Student Orientation at the beginning of their first semester at UA-PTC. NSO gives students the opportunity to learn valuable information about the College, how financial aid works, processes and procedures, and how to be a successful student at UA-PTC.

Preparing for your first advising session

You can’t be advised until you have completed the admission process and have been fully-accepted to the College. Here are some things to work on until that process is complete:

Check out Programs of Study and Degree Plans prior to your session
See if any of these spark your interest. If you already know what you want your major to be, print that degree plan and bring it with you.

Make a list of the classes you think you’d like to take
This assists us when advising you and saves time during your advising session for you and those who may be waiting in the lobby.

Familiarize yourself with the Course Schedule
This is where you’ll find available courses by looking at their “Department” or “Course Code” (Example: ENGL 1311 English Composition I). You can also see when and where classes will meet. Most of our classes meet either Mondays/Wednesdays (MW) or Tuesdays/Thursdays (TR). Remember, we don’t typically have classes on Fridays!

Write down a list of questions
It is important to ask your advisor about concerns you may have or questions about your degree program. The more questions you ask, the better prepared you’ll be to succeed! You can find the answers to many questions on our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Set up your Campus Portal
Once this is done, you can work on getting access to your financial aid portal (if applicable) and student email.

Once fully accepted to the College, come to the Campus Center Building (CCB) Suite 337 and sign in to see an academic advisor. Or, if going to our Little Rock-South location, go to the Student Services Office. Have a seat in the corridor lobby and one of our advisors will call your name.

Here’s what you need to know:

Meet with your advisor early in the registration period
This information can be found on the Academic Calendar. Classes can fill up quickly, so the earlier the better!

Bring copies of Placement Test Scores (if available)
If you are a transfer student, please bring copies of your unofficial transcript.

The advisor will help you register for classes
New and transfer students are not typically knowledgeable about how to register for classes at UA-PTC. Our advisors will help you learn how to navigate the Campus Portal, add classes, print your schedule, etc.

ad·vis·or
/ədˈvīzər/
noun: advisor
a person who gives advice in a particular field.
synonyms: counselor, mentor, guide, consultant

As advisors, we do our best to answer your questions and help you make informed decisions. However, the final decisions are ultimately yours. Always double-check your degree plan to make sure you are on track with the correct courses. Your life, your career, and your future are your responsibility!