Advising Resources

As a student in the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources you will have a faculty advisor starting your first semester. During Orientation, we talk to students about their educational and career goals. Based on this information, we can assign a faculty advisor in your major who best matches your individual interests and goals. Students work closely with their faculty advisors regarding course selection, graduation requirements, and career goals.

The Office of Academic Programs provides additional information and support for advising to both students and faculty in the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources. Prospective students, undecided students, and students considering a change in major often meet with professional staff advisors in the Office of Academic Programs to discuss and compare options. Students and faculty may also contact us with questions about general education requirements, university-wide policies and procedures, or the application of transfer credits.

Sometimes, students get to know a faculty member as a class instructor or club advisor and decide to work with that individual as their faculty advisor. Advisors and students each have their own personalities and “styles.” Differences usually do not indicate right and wrong; they often represent differing styles and expectations. If you believe your advisor is not the best match for you, you can request a change of advisor with the “school, major, and/or advisor change form.” If you are changing majors, your advisor will be changed to an advisor in your new field of study.

Learn more about making an appointment with faculty and professional advisors.

CAHNR Resources

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CAHNR Advising Handbook

The CAHNR Office of Academic Programs has produced an advising handbook that is meant to be utilized by in-college advisors as a resource when advising individual students. Please note that this resource provides up-to-date information as of the date it is posted online and will be updated as University policies change. Questions concerning the information should be directed to

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Semester Sequences

To see a listing of CAHNR majors and their suggested sequence of courses, visit our Semester Sequences page. These reference links serve as a guide for students and advisors in recommending how to sequence your plan of study. However, the exact sequence of courses will vary for each student depending on previous coursework, academic preparation, and career goal. Faculty advisors and Academic Programs can answer individualized questions.

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Plans of Study

Plans of Study list graduation requirements for each of the CAHNR majors. Students should use a Plan of Study to track their progress towards earning a degree. Students must submit a Final Plan of Study to the Registrar's Office during the semester prior to the semester they intent to graduate. The Plan of Study page has requirements listed for each catalog year and major.

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Scholarship Application

Each year CAHNR awards around $900,000 in student scholarships. Over the last five years, the College has committed to increasing the number of scholarship funds, awards, and student recipients to make a UConn education more accessible and reduce financial burden for students and their families.

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GPA Calculator

Use this tool to calculate an unofficial GPA. Determine your semester GPA, or how to reach a desired cumulative GPA.

Academic and Professional Resources

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Academic Achievement Center

The AAC provides academic process coaching in those areas necessary to produce academic excellence. Study approaches, assistance with the design of effective techniques for dealing with class notes, text reading, journal articles, and lab manuals comprise the core of process skills presented. All AAC offerings are free and available to UConn students by walk-in or appointment.

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Center for Career Development

The Center’s mission is to assist students in gaining and applying knowledge and skills to make well-informed career decisions by advising them through the process of identifying a major, exploring career interests, and securing post-graduate opportunities.

For more industry specific advice, schedule an appointment with CAHNR’s Career Consultant.

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Dean of Students Office

The primary function of the Dean of Students Office is to help students and their families get answers and solutions to tough college-life questions or problems. These questions may include life decisions, navigating the bureaucracy of a large institution, and/or learning self-advocacy.

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Dean’s List Criteria

This site lists students who qualified for the Dean’s List for each college for the previous semester. The criteria used for compiling the Dean’s List is also listed, including reasons why a student’s name may not be included on the published list.

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The Major Experience

The Major Experience (TME) is an all-inclusive program that unites the best major exploration resources and allows you the opportunity to learn about potential majors, careers, and (most importantly) yourself. TME Coaches can help you develop an action plan for career and major exploration. TME Mentors are current students from various majors at UConn who can tell you about their own experiences and what their program/major entails.

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The Quantitative Center

The Q Center is a resource to elevate the proficiency of students taking quantitative intensive (Q) courses across the undergraduate curriculum. The Center provides direct assistance to students via peer tutoring, review sessions, and the creation of innovative learning tools.

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Registrar’s Office

The Registrar’s Office provides quality services to faculty and staff members of academic and administrative departments. On this site you may find information on classrooms, courses, exams, grades, permission numbers, registrar’s reports, wait lists, dates/deadlines, FERPA, on-line forms, and undergraduate catalog changes.

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UConn Connects

The University created the UConn Connects Program to serve as an intervention program to help students be more successful academically. Students at the University may participate in the UConn Connects program on a semester by semester basis. Participating students are paired with a staff or peer facilitator who will guide them through the semester.

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The Writing Center

The W Center exists to provide a free service to writers from all academic disciplines at all levels of proficiency. The Center is committed to helping students achieve their full potential by looking beyond each paper to the long-term development of the writer. The Center strives to be adaptive and suit each session to fit the writer’s individual needs.

Community Resources

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First Year Programs & Learning Communities

Learning Communities offer a fun way to learn about, and adjust to, life at UConn – a very large and complex community – within a smaller, close-knit community. They place you on a path to make the most out of your time at UConn, and they create a rich and integrated university experience that will inspire you to become a lifelong learner. Discover resources and opportunities available to you at UConn from the start.

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Student Involvement Resources

Find organizations that align with your interests, attend events to connect with fellow students and explore new opportunities, and showcase your involvement with resources from UConntact.

Health and Wellness Resources

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Center for Students with Disabilities

The Center seeks to accommodate students with documented disabilities to allow them equal access in their educational endeavors. Accommodations are designed to level the playing field for students with disabilities, while maintaining the integrity and standards of our academic programs. All services offered through the Center are kept strictly confidential.

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Student Health and Wellness

SHAW is committed to helping students benefit from their college experience. One way students can do this is to talk to a mental health professional in a supportive atmosphere to aid self-understanding and the resolution of personal concerns. Although SHAW may work with students in crisis, their primary goal is to assist students with their concerns before they develop into more serious problems. They work to promote students' emotional, relational, and personal development.

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Suicide Prevention Resources

The UConn Suicide Prevention Committee works all year planning events, sharing important information, training first responders, and engaging the campus to have discussions about suicide and suicide prevention.