Academic Advising

Academic Advising plays a central role in the undergraduate experience. We help students integrate course work with the larger mission of the University and prepares them for life beyond college. Advisors are also a resource on academic research opportunities, graduate school and career choices.

Every undergraduate is assigned an academic advisor with whom they meet at least once each semester to review academic progress and approve course selections prior to registration for the upcoming semester. The advisor may be a faculty member or a member of the UNH Manchester Academic Advising staff. Advisors help monitor progress toward graduation but ultimate responsibility for meeting degree requirements rests with the student.

The Academic Advising Office also provides disability services and coordinates study abroad activities for undergraduate students, and offers pre-professional advising services in collaboration with the University of New Hampshire Durham campus.

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  • Phone: (603) 641-4170
  • Fax: (603) 641-4125
  • Hours: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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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.

New students are matched with an advisor based on the interests expressed in their applications. However, we know students’ interests and goals evolve throughout their education. Students may request a change of advisor at anytime if they feel another advisor will better match their needs.

New students meet with an advisor following Orientation to register for classes. Continuing students meet with their advisors during the advance registration periods. These periods occur in November for spring semester classes and in April for fall semester classes. Students should seek guidance from their advisors whenever they have questions about academic issues.



Students' Rights & Responsibilities: Creating a Positive Learning Environment


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 2017-2018 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.