Academic Advising

academic advising
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.

Through the academic advising process, students will:
  • develop realistic educational, professional, and personal goals and select courses each semester to progress toward these goals

  • learn how to be a self-advocate

  • be empowered to make decisions and take responsibility for their choices and actions

  • be able to identify and communicate transferrable skills gained through classes, internships, and co-curricular experiences

  • utilize the resources and services on-campus to support their goals

  • be able to accurately read and effectively use the program-specific curriculum guides, academic catalog, and academic transcript to determine progress toward the degree

UNH Manchester students considering medical school, dental school or law school should use the specialized advising services available at the University of New Hampshire Durham campus.

UNH Manchester students who are considering medical or dental school should visit the Pre-Professional Health Programs Advising web page and begin with the PowerPoint overview and application cycle information available at

Dr. Stephen Pugh, Associate Professor of Biology and Dr. Patricia Halpin, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences & Biotechnology, serve as the UNH Manchester resource for pre-health profession programs – pre-PA, pre-med, pre-dental, and pre-pharmacy and serves on the UNH Pre-Professional Health Programs Advisory Committee.

Students planning for law school should start gathering information from the UNH Pre-law Advising Office at

Dr. John Cerullo, Professor of History, serves as the UNH Manchester resource for pre-law students.


The University of New Hampshire is committed to respecting the rights, dignity, and value of all community members and to creating a positive learning environment - in the classroom, on campus and in the community.

The 2018-2019 Student Rights, Rules and Responsibilities outlines the University's expectations of community members as we contribute to the University's land, sea, and space grant mission through our learning, research and community involvement in greater Manchester, New Hampshire and beyond.
University of New Hampshire 2018-2019 Student Rights, Rules and Responsibilities

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