Academic Advising Center

Mission Statement

The Academic Advising Center seeks to assist students as they explore, develop and implement realistic educational and career goals. We partner with faculty and staff throughout the University to support the success of all students, with increased support for at-risk and transitioning students. Through personalized, appreciative advising, the Advising Center builds relationships with students as they peruse thoughtful exploration of their academic and career options. 

First-year Advising

The Academic Advising Center works with first-year students in the departments of Biology (Biology, Medical Biology, Pre-Physician Assistant), Marine Sciences (Marine Biology, Oceanography, Ocean Studies & Marine Affairs) and Pre-Pharmacy. 

Your advisor can help you:

  • Transition to college
  • Plan your courses
  • Investigate career options
  • Declare a minor
  • Study abroad
  • Learn more about graduate programs

Academic Advisors

Erin Krummell, Academic Advisor; Kathryn McGill-Cavallero, Academic Advisor; Andrea Perry, Administrative Assistant; Whitney Duchaine, Pre-Health Advisor

Meet the Staff

Undeclared Advising

Many students enter college unsure of which major they wish to pursue. The Academic Advising Center can help you find the right program.

As an undeclared student, you're assigned a professional advisor to help you investigate your options at UNE.

Your advisor can help you:

  • Learn more about different majors on our campus
  • Work with Career Services to identify professions you would find fulfilling 
  • Plan your courses
  • Connect with other support services on campus

Pre-Health Advising

The Pre-Health Professions Advisor can help you apply to graduate health professions schools, plan for exams like the MCAT and seek experiences in the field.

The Pre-Health Professions Advisor helps students interested in majoring in:

  • Medicine
  • Dental Medicine
  • Animal Behavior
  • Optometry
  • Podiatry
  • Physician Assistant
  • Chiropractic
  • Physical Therapy
  • Public Health

Visit the Pre-Health Professions Advising website for more information.

Peer Advising

Peer advisors assist first-year students with the academic transition to the University of New England. Located in the residence halls, peer advisors are a resource for students with questions about a variety of academic questions. They are able to assist students with registering for courses, finding campus resources, and navigating the undergraduate experience. Peer advisors also work with the Academic Advising Center to develop and present programming helpful to first-year students as they get acquainted with UNE and college life.

Faculty Advising

Faculty advisors are assigned to all CAS students except first year Biology and Marine Sciences majors. The faculty advisor serves as your primary resource for academic guidance and planning throughout your studies. Although academic advisors are available to assist you in fulfilling major and graduation requirements, the ultimate responsibility for these matters rests with you. When appropriate, academic advisors may also assist with career planning and/or preparation for attending graduate school.

We encourage you to utilize additional services provided by the Career Center and the Student Academic Success Center.