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Administration 203
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660-543-4116

Academic Advisement

Academic Policies and Procedures

Academic Advisement

Date of Current Revision:  January 2017

Primary Responsible Officer:  Director of Gateway Advisement


Academic Advisement


Academic advising is critical to the success, satisfaction, retention and graduation of University of Central Missouri students. Academic advising is an ongoing interactive process involving the student, professional academic advisors, faculty advisors, and the institution. The primary goal of academic advising is to assist students in the development and accomplishment of meaningful educational plans that are compatible with their life goals. Academic advisors help undergraduates plan career opportunities, determine degree programs, select courses and coordinate their academic progress.


The University of Central Missouri has created an advising system designed to meet the needs of all students. The Gateway Advising and Major Exploration Center serves all Open Option students. Students pursuing the General Studies major, as well as non-degree-seeking students (includes visiting with high school and college students), and Aviation students at Whiteman Air Force Base are served by the Office of Extended Studies. Conditionally admitted students (Success Program) are dually served by the Student Success Center and the appropriate college advising center. International exchange students are dually served by the International Center and the appropriate college advising center. All other students are assigned to the colleges for advising by both professional academic advisors and faculty advisors. Students can find the name and email address of their assigned academic advisor on their MyCentral home page.


The offices which provide academic advisement are:


College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Martin 124, 660-543-4814,


Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies

Ward Edwards 1600, 660-543-8577,


College of Education

Lovinger 2160, 660-543-4888,

college of Health, Science, and Technology

Administration 105, 660-543-4554,


Gateway Advising and Major Exploration Center

Dockery 203, 660-543-4721,


Extended Studies

Humphreys 410, 660-543-4984,


Student Success Center

JCK Library 3160, 660-543-8972;


The International Center

Elliott Union 302, 660-543-4195


Revision History:

Established and archived prior to 1999

Updated by Vice Provost for Academic Programs and Services June 2012.

Edited for web links, formatting and plain language. Approved December 2015.

Reviewed by Director of Gateway Advising and Major Exploration Center.  No revisions required.  Updated address of Gateway Center. January 2017.

Previously annotated as II.B. Academic Advisement. Renamed Academic Advisement for alphabetical listing, grammar and spell check, and transitioned into policy library April 2017.