Academic Advising

All UNH Manchester academic advising services and staff are available remotely during our normal office hours. Please continue to monitor the UNH Manchester Campus COVID-19 page for updates.

Academic Advising

Spring 2021 Advising going on now!


Advising Process

Degree Works is an advising tool that monitors your progress toward degree completion. It will show you which requirements have been fulfilled, which are in progress, and which are still outstanding.

The online course search lists all the classes being offered each semester. Use information on the course search to create a tentative schedule.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Changes have been made to the format of the course search. Courses that are offered in person but can also be taken remotely will have two distinct sections. Each section of the course will have a unique course reference number (CRN).

Click here to learn how to find your advisor and schedule your appointment.

New Transfer Students: If you have a declared major other than Homeland Security, you have been reassigned to a faculty advisor. To learn more about the advising process, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page and scroll to the bottom.

Appointment slots are limited and not attending your first appointment may result in delaying your rescheduled appointment significantly. Be sure to attend your virtual advising appointment and be prepared!

At your advising appointment be prepared to share the list of courses that you’re interested in taking. Your advisor will share your registration access code (RAC) with you at the end of your appointment.

Each student’s RAC is associated with a specific start time on their designated registration start date. For example, your start time may be at 11:00am on your designated start day. Use this RAC chart to determine your unique start time once you have your registration access code.

Virtual Advising Drop-In Hours

The Professional Advisors will be hosting virtual drop-in hours on the first day of each class’ registration window. These drop-in hours are designed to help current undergraduate students select spring courses and receive their registration access code.

Zoom Link

Virtual Advising Drop-In Hours Schedule

  • Monday, November 23 from 9:00-4:00
  • Monday, November 30 from 9:00-4:00
  • Thursday, December 3 from 9:00-4:00
  • Tuesday, December 8 from 9:00-4:00
  • Friday, December 11 from 9:00-4:00

NOTE: New students starting in the spring semester are not eligible to attend drop-ins. For more information about the new student advising and registration process please visit the New Student advising page.

Registration start and end dates are based on class standing, as determined by the current number of earned credits. The current number of earned credits a student has does not include in progress courses.

Each student’s registration access code (RAC) is associated with a specific start time on their designated registration start date. Use this RAC chart to determine your unique start time once you have your registration access code.


For more information on how to register for classes and view your schedule please visit the Registration Office’s website.

Registration Errors & Solutions

If you receive an error message when you attempt to register for a course, it may be because the course section is full. Some courses only have one section that is entirely in-person or entirely online. Other courses may have two sections, one section for students who attend in-person and another separate section for students attending remotely. If your preferred course modality section is full, please email the Registration Office as they may be able to assist you in registering for your preferred section or offer other suggestions.

If you need assistance selecting alternative courses or changing your schedule, please email

If you have questions concerning WebCat registration or error messages, please visit the Registration Office’s website or email

Mission Statement

The Office of Academic Advising uses a developmental philosophy and holistic approach to empower students to reach their educational, professional, and personal goals. Students are guided in identifying and reaching these goals through critical thinking and problem solving, determining appropriate steps, and utilizing available resources. Academic advising advocates for students encourages intellectual connections across disciplines, and integrates in and out of classroom experiences.

Meet the Staff