Center for Advising and Counseling

Welcome to the Center for Advising and Counseling

The Center for Advising and Counseling (UCAC) is the administrative unit which can serve as the academic home for students who have attempted 30-plus hours of college credit and who do not yet met the admission requirements for one of the University’s degree-granting senior colleges. UCAC also offers an enrollment option and advising assistance for students working to meet the admission requirements to the Allied Health, Pre-Public Health, Pre-Dental Hygiene, and Pre-Pharmacy programs at the LSU Health Sciences Centers in New Orleans and Shreveport or Pharmacy Programs in Louisiana. Note: Pre-Nursing advising is available in the Center for Freshman Year.

UCAC Spring 2023 Operating Schedule

Office Hours: Monday – Friday; 8:00 – 4:30 PM (Central Standard Time)
Phone: 225/578-8281
Location: 150 Himes Hall

Important LSU academic deadlines

 APPOINTMENTS (January 27 – May 19, 2023)

UCAC will offer advising appointments (Monday – Friday; 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM – Central Standard Time) from Friday, January 27, 2023 to May 19, 2023. Appointment availability will open beginning January 26, 2023, at 4:30 PM and will continue to open 14 days out until May 19, 2023. If all appointments are showing as full for the next two weeks, check the appointment system each morning at 8:00 AM (Central Standard Time) for possible same-day appointment availability. 

UCAC students can schedule a virtual or in person appointment through the Navigate Student app. See the video below for more information on this process. Students who experience difficulty accessing the App can contact us at for assistance.

  • Freshmen enrolled in UCFY (less than 30 hours earned) can schedule an appointment with a UCFY academic counselor via the Navigate Student App.
  • Students enrolled in an LSU senior college can schedule an appointment with their respective college academic counselor through the Navigate Student App. Students must select “Academic Advising” as the appointment type to be directed to their specific senior college for assistance.
  • Students enrolled in an LSU senior college wishing to change majors to a program offered by another senior college, can schedule an appointment with a UCAC academic counselor and select “Change Major/Minor” as their service.
  • Students pursuing admission into Allied Health, Pharmacy, or Pre-Public Health programs are able to meet with Mr. Anthony Oster, UCAC Allied Health and Pharmacy Advisor, regardless of the major they are pursuing or college in which they are enrolled. Ensure to select the appropriate service when scheduling your appointment.

NOTE: Non-UCAC students who schedule appointments with UCAC academic counselors will receive appointment cancellation notices and be directed to reschedule with the appropriate advising office to provide them with the best assistance possible. 



Meet with an Advisor

Phone: 225-578-8281

Office Location & Hours:
Virtual Appointments only at this time
8:00 am–4:30 pm

Schedule an Appointment

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