Undergraduate Advising


Adhering to The University of Alabama’s Covid-19 social distancing policies, the following protocol is now in place:

  • CJ student advising will begin on October 5th.
  • Registration will begin on October 26th.
  • Prior to registration, students can now meet with their advisors via Zoom or email
  • Please check with your advisor regarding appointment scheduling and availability.

Course Registration

Students will be able to register for Spring 2021 classes beginning on October 26th. To view the specific date and time you will be able to register for classes, visit the Registrar’s Office website on or after October 1st.

Student Advising Periods

Seniors: advising appointments for seniors begin the first week of October. These appointments are reserved only for seniors graduating in the upcoming spring semester.

Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors: advising appointments for all other students will begin the second week of October up until the close of registration.

Distance Learning (DL) CCJ Students

If you are a Distance Learning (DL) student, please visit our Distance Learning page for advising and program-specific information.

Please Note: Advisor Assignments for fall 2020 have Changed!

Advisor Assignments

If you are a Distance Learning (DL) student, your advisor is Patrick Farris: make an appointment.

All other students are assigned to an advisor based upon the first letter of their last name. For instance, if your last name is “Smith,” your advisor is Lauren Yearout. Your assigned advisor is the only person authorized to advise you. Please do not contact any advisor other than the person you are assigned to below.

A-D: Chenoia Bryant: make an appointment

E-I: Kellin Treadway: make an appointment

J-O: Doug Klutz:  make an appointment

P-S: Lauren Yearout: make an appointment

T-Z: Christine Field: make an appointment

Important Advising Policies

Repeat Appointments: Students are only allowed to meet with their advisor ONCE during the registration period. If you need to meet with your advisor again, you will have to wait until after registration closes. Please email your advisor for more information.

Cancellations/No-shows: If you cancel or miss your advising appointment, you will have to wait until the last week of registration to meet with their advisor.


If you have any advising questions, please contact your advisor or the Undergraduate Director, Dr. Brittany Gilmer at bvgilmer@ua.edu.