The Academic Advising Center guides undeclared students from the moment they join AUC until the declaration of their majors. The adviser is the first person the student meets on his or her new academic journey at AUC. Advisers work hard to support undeclared students in making the best possible use of the University’s academic resources.

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How Can We Help You?

What to expect from your advisor:

  • Advise and register undeclared students courses in the first semester.
  • Direct students on how to reach information to understand academic requirements and regulations at AUC.
  • Answer questions about courses and prerequisites for each major.
  • Provide academic guidance to help students toward their preferred major.
  • Advise undeclared students on the best possible use of the University’s academic resources.
  • Empower students to make their own decisions by providing guidance on exploring their options, based on their personal abilities, interests and goals.
  • Provide students on probation with guidance resources to support academic improvement
  • Familiarize students with the Core Curriculum and liberal arts education.

What is not expected from your advisor:

  • Have an opinion on professors.
  • Comment on the easiness or difficulty of a course. An easy course is something personal and relative.
  • Drop/add courses beyond drop/ add week.
  • Choose a specific course from a Core curriculum or major category.
  • Make choices on a student’s behalf.

What is expected of students:

  • Ensure that their course selections align  with AUC requirements and regulations,  according to the AUC catalog of their year of admission.
  • Take responsibility for their course selections

Book an Advising Session

New Students

New students can book their advising session here and have an advisor assigned to them. Sign in with your AUC email and password.

Returning Undeclared Students

Undeclared students can book their advising sessions with their assigned advisor online.

Double or Change Major

Declared students wishing to change their majors or double major can book their advising session online.

For general inquiries and advice, declared students should contact the department directly.

Path to Graduation

Core Curriculum AUC


The Core Curriculum is the foundation of general education in the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities.

Collateral Courses AUC


Collaterals are subjects in supporting disciplines specified by the department of major.

Electives and Minors AUC


Electives are courses chosen by students in consultation with their advisers. Minors are subjects that students may if they wish, study beyond the introductory level.

Concentration Courses AUC


Concentrations are subjects in which students concentrate their studies and receive degrees.

Academic Load Per Semester


Fall and Spring




Regular Summer


Accelerated Summer

What You Need to Know as a Freshman

Academic English for Liberal Arts

English Requirement

Academic English for the Liberal Arts (English 0210) is a valuable course that aims to improve students’ reading, writing, and study skills in order to help them cope more confidently with freshman-level work.

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Core Curriculum students

The Core Curriculum

The Core Curriculum is the foundation of every AUC student’s education — the heart of the liberal arts experience. It includes courses in writing, language, and information literacy; philosophic and scientific thinking; Arab history, literature, and society; and foundational classes in the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities.

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Majors and Minors AUC


You have a broad range of options when pursuing your AUC degree. Explore more than 35 undergraduate majors across a variety of disciplines. You can also further enrich your studies with a minor. Choose from over 40 minors to supplement your major program.

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Degree Works AUC

Track Your Academic Progress Through Your Degree Works

Degree Works is a tool that helps you view your academic progress so far, helping you find your course requirements, view your academic standing, and your GPA. Through Degree Works, you can also view the plan set for you by your advisors to help you stay on track. Your academic advisor creates a plan to help you know what courses you are recommended to register for your upcoming semesters.

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Credits Transfer AUC

Transfer Credits

Before taking any courses for transfer credit, visit the transfer credit unit in the Office of the Registrar.

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International Academic Advising

International Academic Advising

The Office of International Programs and Services (IPSO) is responsible for academic advising and registration for incoming study abroad, non-degree undergraduate and graduate international students. IPSO also assists these students with follow-up sessions during the drop/add period and throughout the semester. 

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