New Student Frequently Asked Advising Questions

students standing in line to register for classes

 

How does advising work?
 

Who is my advisor?
 

All new students are assigned to a professional advisor based on their major.

Name of Program

Assigned Professional Advisor

Analytics and Data Science Major: Analytics Option

Kyle Lapham

ASL/English Interpreting Major

Caitlin Bannon

Biological Sciences Major

Caitlin Bannon

Biotechnology Major

Caitlin Bannon

Business Major

Katie Crotteau

Business Major: Accounting Option

Katie Crotteau

Communication Arts Major

Caitlin Bannon

Computer Information Systems Major

Kyle Lapham

Computer Science

Kyle Lapham

Digital Language Arts Major

Caitlin Bannon

Electrical Engineering Technology Major

Kyle Lapham

English Teaching Major

Caitlin Bannon

General Studies

Katie Crotteau

Homeland Security Major

Katie Crotteau

Humanities Major

Caitlin Bannon

Literary Studies Major

Caitlin Bannon

Mechanical Engineering Technology Major

Kyle Lapham

Neuropsychology Major

Stephanie Kirylych

Professional and Technical Communications Major

Caitlin Bannon

Psychology Major

Stephanie Kirylych

Public Service and Nonprofit Leadership Major

Katie Crotteau

Undeclared

Kyle Lapham

How can I get to know my advisor?
 

Scheduling your Zoom advising appointment is the best way to get to know your advisor. Be sure to complete these five steps before your appointment!

You can also check out our fun staff bios or Instagram Stories where we share our hobbies and fun facts!

Are placement assessments required?
 

English Assessment:

All incoming first-year students who need a first-year writing course are required to take the English assessment. 

Since each transfer student has unique transfer credit from their previous institutions, transfer students may or may not need the assessment. Check your UNH Wildcats email for your English and/or Math assessment invitations. If you have any questions, please contact the CAE at 603-641-4113 or email unhm.cae@unh.edu.

Math Assessment:

Incoming students needing a quantitative reasoning course are strongly encouraged to take the math assessment. Students looking to enroll in MATH 425: Calculus I are required to take the Math assessment unless they meet the prerequisite for the course. Check your UNH Wildcats email for your English and/or Math assessment invitations. If you have any questions, please contact the CAE at 603-641-4113 or email unhm.cae@unh.edu.

How do I have a transfer course reviewed for equivalency in my major?
 

Your transfer credits will be reviewed before your academic advising appointment. If there are courses that still need to be evaluated for use in your major, your professional advisor may recommend that you send them a copy of the course syllabus so that faculty can make a determination if your transfer course will fulfill the UNH requirement. Email unhm.advising@unh.edu if you have any questions.

I have AP credit, what do I need to do?
 

Be sure to request that your AP scores be sent to the University of New Hampshire at Manchester’s Admissions Office.

Some AP scores will fulfill UNH requirements. See this helpful handout for more information. Email unhm.advising@unh.edu if you have any questions.

Do I need to do new student orientation before I meet with my advisor?
 

You must complete these five steps before having your advising appointment. It is not required that you complete orientation before meeting with your advisor, although it is recommended. All new students must complete virtual orientation before the start of fall classes. The information provided in the virtual orientation is tailored for your specific needs and designed to help you learn about all of the resources UNH Manchester has to offer both remotely and on campus! You can register for virtual orientation sessions here.

Can my family attend my advising appointment with me?
 

It is expected that only you, the student, will attend the advising appointment. There will be opportunities for family and friends to engage in virtual sessions throughout the summer to have their questions answered by UNH Manchester staff members.