Effective advising fosters a partnership between the student and advisor; each advisor engages in an ongoing process to meet the student’s individual needs. As the student accepts overall responsibility for their education, the Culverhouse College of Business advisors commit to working with students through personal interaction and utilization of University resources to develop a plan based on their academic goals.
On-call advisors are available 8:30-11:00am and 1:30-4:00pm, Monday through Friday, to answer quick questions, handle referrals, and address registration issues. On-Call advisors DO NOT clear advising holds or create long-term academic plans. To get your advising hold cleared, make an advising appointment by calling the Asa H. Bean Student Services Office at (205) 348-4537.
NOTE: On-call advisors change from day-to-day. Depending on the day of the week, you may be in contact with different advisors.
To request access to a course that you are unable to register for, complete the permit request form below. Completion of this request form does not guarantee access to the course(s) you are seeking. The determination of access rests with the individual academic departments within the Culverhouse College of Business, or the Culverhouse Registrar.
Learn more about the advisors at Culverhouse
Freshman Course Map
Advising for Undergraduate Students
Culverhouse students are required to meet with an advisor each semester to be cleared for registration
If your major appears in the table below, you can schedule an online advising appointment with any of our advisors
|Economics||Student Services advisors|
|Finance||Student Services advisors|
|Management||Student Services advisors|
|General Business||Student Services advisors|
|Undecided||Student Services advisors|
If you are unable to login to our online scheduling system or receive an error message, you can schedule an appointment by:
Call Us(205) 348-4537 or (800) 828-2622
If your major was not listed above, check the table below to find your advisor
|Degree Program||Advisor||Phone Number||Office|
|- Freshmen & Sophomores (Lower Division majors)||Student Services firstname.lastname@example.org||(205) 348-4537||Bidgood 10|
|- Juniors & Seniors (Upper Division declared majors)||Candace Petersemail@example.com||(205) 348-6131||Alston 310|
|Distance Learning||Online Advisingfirstname.lastname@example.org||-||-|
|Management Information Systems (MIS)||Heather Davisemail@example.com||(205) 348-6085||Alston 300|
|Online General Business||Email Advisingfirstname.lastname@example.org||-||Bidgood 10|
|Operations Management||Heather Davisemail@example.com||(205) 348-6085||Alston 300|
Bama Bound, the University’s new student orientation program, is required of all new freshmen, transfer, and international transfer students. Bama Bound facilitates a smooth transition for freshmen and transfer undergraduate students by providing them with the information they will need to ensure success at the Capstone. It also gives students the opportunity to learn about the University, including:
- Services offered to students
- Academic programs
- The process of enrolling in classes for their first term at UA.
New freshmen, transfer, and international transfer students meet with academic advisors during Bama Bound sessions to discuss curriculum options and register for their first semester at the University of Alabama in the Culverhouse College of Business.
Admitted transfer students are encouraged to review their DegreeWorks profile in myBama and contact Culverhouse Assistant Registrar Dianne Gilbert to review transcripts received from other institutions.
Jeff Clark, International Student Advisor
Curricular Practical Training (CPT) Forms
Only one (1) internship is allowed for 1-3 hours credit per degree in Culverhouse. You may have more than one internship, but no credit hours will be applied to your degree. ALL internship forms are handled through The Career Center at Culverhouse. You must have an offer from the company on letterhead when meeting with the Career Center.
Optional Practical Training (OPT) Forms
These documents can be handled during On-Call times with Jeff Clark. The OPT form is located on the Capstone International Office website.
Dropping a course and receiving a W:
Failure to complete classes or taking “W’s”, or having to retake classes is NOT a valid reason to extend an F-1 Program of Study. If you are unable to complete your courses within the time UA has given for your program, you will have to leave the U.S. without getting a degree from UA. It is also very important to maintain a good GPA (2.0 for General Business, and 2.5 or higher for all other Culverhouse Majors) in order to avoid possible dismissal or suspension.
Do Not Drop Below Full Time
12 hours is full-time for undergraduate students. Should you drop below full-time, you are jeopardizing your I-20 and must report to Capstone International Services immediately.
Do not take more than one (1) online course within your 12 hours. Your I-20 will be affected and you could lose your VISA status. If you have any questions, contact Jeff Clark.