CASA’s mission is to support first-year students in their transition to a college environment and to teach individuals how to navigate their degree requirements.
CASA advises all students in the College of Arts and Sciences with 29 or fewer earned credit hours.
All other students are advised in their major departments.
Students in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) have several opportunities to customize their education. From choosing their general education requirements, to deciding what language to study, to determining whether to double-major or take on minors, your academic plan can be as unique as you are.
Because of this, CASA offers several services to help students map out their academic careers. We invite you to explore those services and hope that these resources will benefit you in your advising appointments.
New first-time students are pre-registered for their first semester classes during SOAR, for the sake of efficiency and to minimize the burden of quick decision-making. Students may make changes to their schedules after attending Student Orientation and Registration (SOAR) and anytime before the beginning of the semester by working with their CASA advisors. Students are encouraged to review the range of course options available to them and work with their advisors to create an optimum class schedule.
The typical first semester course schedule includes a Foundations class, one class in the student’s major, and three classes which meet general education requirements. For every general education category, there are several options, so students are encouraged to research and select classes that meet their specific interests.
After the first semester, students take a more active role in creating their course schedules and register themselves into classes after they have consulted with their academic advisor and obtained their advising code.
If you have completed 30+ credit hours, you should speak to your advisor from within your major department.
During summer and winter breaks, CASA works with incoming transfer, reactivated, and readmitted students to plan their next semester at UNCG. Advisors need up-to-date information on any incoming transfer credits to accurately advise students. Students who are at sophomore or higher class rank may also be advised through their major departments.