student getting advised

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.


Schedule an Advising Appointment

Click here to access our online appointment scheduling tool.  You can schedule your advising appointment as in-person, or via Zoom.


GBA 146 students do not need to schedule advising appointments this fall.




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.


Course Permits

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.

Meet the Advisors

Learn more about the advisors at Culverhouse

Freshman Course Map

View a two-year course map for incoming freshmen.

Advising for Undergraduate Students

Culverhouse students are required to meet with an advisor each semester to be cleared for registration

Online Advising

If your major appears in the table below, you can schedule an online advising appointment with any of our advisors

Degree Program Advisor
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

Other Majors

If your major was not listed above, check the table below to find your advisor

Degree Program Advisor Email Phone Number Office
Accounting Candace Peters (205) 348-6131 Alston 310
Distance Learning Online Advising - -
Management Information Systems (MIS) Heather Davis (205) 348-6085 Alston 300
Online General Business Email Advising - Bidgood 10
Operations Management Heather Davis (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.

Advanced Placement (AP), College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), International Baccalaureate (IB), and General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced and Advanced Subsidiary Level Exams


Admitted transfer students are encouraged to review their DegreeWorks profile in myBama and contact Culverhouse Assistant Registrar Jessica Trull ( to review transcripts received from other institutions.

Transfer Course Equivalency Guide

Alternate Link to Transfer Course Equivalency Guide

Your Advisor

Jeff Clark, International Student Advisor (205) 348-4537 Bidgood 10

Important Tips

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.

Online Courses:

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.

Other important tips for International Students

Maintaining Student Visa Status

Academic Resources

Full-Time Enrollment Requirement & Expectations

Leave of Absence, Withdrawal & Reinstatement

Extensions, Transfer & Change of Status

Student Employment