Information in this section will help you understand advising and registration processes, career development, and student support as it relates to academic integrity, probation, and preparing for graduation.
The VPA Undergraduate Student Handbook [PDF 345KB] is an invaluable resource during your time here.
Your academic advisor is a faculty member in your area of study. Please note that advising assignments are made by individual academic schools/departments. Incoming first-year students in VPA are likely to be notified of their academic advisor after they arrive on campus and will not necessarily meet with their academic advisor on Opening Weekend.
Schedules for incoming first-year students are put together prior to their arrival on campus. First-year students can view schedules upon move-in and may schedule adjust as outlined by the Registrar’s Office. After this first semester, students are responsible for managing their own registration and schedule adjustment and do so through a web portal known as MySlice.
External transfer students meet with an advisor during Opening Weekend and can then add classes on MySlice. Student Success staff will be available to assist as outlined in the orientation schedule.
Returning undergraduate students are eligible to register and schedule adjust as outlined by the Registrar’s Office.
Note: Most College of Visual and Performing Arts students are required to meet with their faculty advisor before they can register for classes. For more information, please refer to the VPA Statement on Academic Advising.
Selecting the Proper Elective Courses: Studio, Academic, or Studies in Culture?
At the time of advising and registration, make sure you select the appropriate courses to count toward your required elective categories. Search the attached course lists to solve the mystery of which courses will count.
VPA Studio Courses [PDF 136KB]
VPA Academic Courses [PDF 160KB]
VPA Art History Courses [PDF 161KB]
VPA Studies in Culture [PDF 102KB]
CAR Menued Lists Pre-Fall 2019 [PDF 103KB]
CAR Menued Lists Effective Fall 2019 [PDF 134KB]