Advising

Who is my faculty advisor?

Find out who your advisor is:  Go to Academic Planner and use your Net ID and password to log in.  In the Navigation menu located in the upper left-hand side of the screen, under Academic Summary, select Profile.  On your profile page select the Advisors link.  Your primary advisor is your faculty advisor with whom you should meet.

If Academic Planner does not have an advisor listed for you, please stop by the FCFC Student Services Office in Forestry 103.

You may contact your advisor directly.  Contact information is available in the FCFC Directory for faculty or contact your department office for assistance. 

Most faculty advisors have scheduled office hours for meeting with students but can also schedule separate appointments if needed. 

Why do I need an advisor?

Academic advisors have information on policies, deadlines, general education requirements and more.  You will be assigned a permanent academic advisor soon after the beginning of fall or spring semester depending on when you begin your studies here at UM.  Advisors are also your primary source of career information and can serve as references for jobs.  You should talk to them about your career choices and interests in your field.

Group Advising

All of our undergraduate degree programs have group advising sessions each semester for students to be advised quickly.  Students should come prepared to these sessions with their unofficial transcripts and a proposed schedule for the upcoming semester.  Unofficial transcripts can be obtained on CyberBear or in the FCFC Student Services Office.

Advising Numbers

Advising numbers are only available to students who have seen their advisor.  These numbers change every semester.  Post-bac (students who already possess a bachelor’s degree) and graduate students do not need advising numbers to register for classes.

Who to contact for advising help

Shonna Trowbridge for general advising questions and all majors except WBIO: 406-243-4844; shonna.trowbridge@umontana.edu Forestry Bldg. Rm. 103B

Lisa Mills for all Wildlife Biology advising: 406-243-5272; lisa.mills@mso.umt.edu Forestry Bldg. Rm. 103C

Ruth Swaney for Native American student advising and mentoring: 406-243-5561; ruth1.swaney@umontana.edu in Forestry Bldg. Rm. 101

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