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2017-2018 University Catalogue
The University of the Arts
  Jan 23, 2018
2017-2018 University Catalogue

Student Support

Academic Advising    Academic Accommodations

Academic Advising

Academic advising at the University is designed to provide information and assistance to students from the time they enter the University until they complete all degree requirements for their program. Advising is a shared responsibility between the University and the student.

Each student is assigned a faculty advisor. Students are required to meet with their advisor at least once each semester to discuss their academic program. Students are encouraged to seek out their advisor as soon as any difficulties begin to occur.

Students may visit the Advising Center at any time for assistance. Academic advisors in the center can help students make a successful transition to college and explore academic options, including majors, minors, and internships.

Students may access their academic records through student planning module in Student Self-Service at any time. Faculty and staff advisors also have access to degree progress reports and transcripts for the students they advise.

Academic Accommodations

Students seeking accommodations and services through Office of Educational Accessibility are expected to self-advocate and disclose fully the nature of their disability. Federal regulations require that students provide appropriate documentation of a disability which substantially limits one or more major life activities to the Office of Educational Accessibility before accommodations can be made. Accommodations are tailored to the specific needs of each individual student in order to maximize their potential and will, therefore, differ from student to student. Such accommodations are not retroactive, and any work done prior to self-disclosure through Educational Accessibility, regardless of other avenues of disclosure, is to be evaluated without regard to accommodations which may be provided following self-disclosure. The failure to provide accommodations prior to self-disclosure shall not constitute grounds for a grade appeal based on a disability and will not be taken into consideration for any work done prior to faculty notification through the Office of Educational Accessibility..

While disclosure of a disability is voluntary, students are highly encouraged to meet with the Educational Accessibility  Advisor as early in their UArts career as possible to ensure the highest levels of success. The Educational Accessibility Advisor is available for regular appointments as well as drop in consultation on issues related to your experience at the University of the Arts.