Who Needs To Be Advised 

  • All criminal justice study majors are required to meet with the academic advisor at least once each term. Advising is important for a number of reasons. It is in your best interests to take a long-term view of the courses you wish to take so that your course of study will be as cohesive and of interest to you as possible. This can be complicated because the courses offered for the CJ major are drawn from a number of disciplines and may not be offered at the time you think you would like to take them. The program, in turn, needs to track demand for the required classes (POLS 3600, SOCI 3810, POLS/SOCI 3700, POLS/SOCI 5500, 5510 and 5520).

The Academic Advisor

  • The advisor is available on both a walk-in and formal appointment basis (see next section).  The advisor's office is 221D Baldwin Hall.  The advisor's email address is ewphares@uga.edu.  The advisor is available to clarify program and/or university policies and/or to help you identify those who can; to help you outline a course of study; to clear you in the computer for registration; to assign PODs as appropriate; and, to certify courses offered for graduation in the major (grad checks). 

Scheduling Advising Appointments

  • A formal advising appointment is requied to be cleared for registration and to be assigned PODs.
  • Advising appointments generally start the fourth or fifth week of the semester (depending on the first day of classes, close of drop/add and any intervening long weekends). Once the first day of appointments is determined it will be posted to the list-serv.
  • Sign-up sheets for appointments will be posted on Monday mornings for the following week. These will be posted on the bulletin board outside of the CJ offices (221 Baldwin Hall).
  • Appointments are scheduled from 9:30 to 11:45 am and again from 2:00 to 4:15 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
  • Walk-ins for general information and quick questions are available thoughout the semester from 1:15 to 2:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

Appointment Cancellations, No-Shows and Failure to be Advised

  • A student who needs to cancel an appointment may do so by calling or stopping by the program office at least one working day before the date of the scheduled appointment. Doing so the day of the appointment or simply crossing one's name off of the sign-up sheet is not sufficient.
  • Students who fail to cancel their appointment and simply do not show up for a scheduled appointment will be considered "no-shows." The failure to appear for their appointment will be noted in their file and they will have to sign up for a new appointment.
  • Failing to be advised at all during the term will also be noted in the student's file. 

What the Advising Appointment Will Cover

During the course of the appointment the student and the advisor will cover, at a minimum, the following topics:

  • completion of regents requirements;
  • total hours completed;
  • residence hours status;
  • status of University Core completion;
  • status of Franklin College of Arts and Sciences requirements;
  • status of 39 hour rule;
  • hours remaining to complete;
  • anticipated internship term;
  • scheduling of SECTION I classes; and,
  • GPA (overall and major).

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