Academic Advising

Advisor going over course info


With your academic advisor, you’ll gain a true partner who can help you make the most of your educational experience at the UNH College of Professional Studies. Each time we meet, we’ll strive to create a welcoming environment and encourage you to share your goals, passions, dreams, strengths, and, yes, concerns. Through our conversations, we’ll gain a picture of where you’d like to go, what’s important to you, and how we can best help you reach your goals.

The Role of Your Advisor

A typical advising conversation may cover the following topics:

  • Academic and career guidance
  • Developing and implementing sound academic plans that are consistent with your personal and professional goals
  • Tips to help you become self-directed learners and decision makers
  • How to uncover strengths and skills and co-create action plans to reach goals
  • General conversation that build trust and rapport with students


Ask Your Advisor About:

  • Academic planning and goal setting
  • Academic policy and procedure
  • Account setup
  • Applying transfer credits
  • Area of interest career info
  • Course selection and registration
  • Degree programs
  • Payment arrangements
  • Referring you to other services


Whether you’re starting college for the first time, or returning to finish your degree, attending an orientation gives you a valuable introduction to the College that will help you feel prepared as a student.

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Graduate Student Portfolios

During your graduate coursework, you’ll capture, assess, and track all you learn, write, and create in an ePortfolio using Anthology Portfolio.

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Petition Guidelines

View our petition guidelines and forms here for current UNH College of Professional Studies students.

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Field-Based Experiential Learning

At the UNH College of Professional Studies, our community is comprised of working adult students so we design our degree programs to integrate with your career and goals. This is accomplished through a concept called Field-Based Experiential Learning, which are learning opportunities that take place outside of the traditional classroom, providing you with direct exposure to your field of study. These experiences vary in type, level, duration, and number of academic credits awarded.

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