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Advising for Undergraduates


All incoming First-Year and Transfer students will be advised at their in-person orientation session. Make sure to check out the New Student Orientation site for information about signing up for your orientation session and keep an eye on your inbox for new information. Advisors are not able to meet with incoming students or clear their registration holds before their in-person orientation session.

Undecided Majors

Unsure which major you want?  It is OK to be Unspecified! Select an AB or BS Unspecified major in Athena.  The Exploratory Center advises Unspecified/Undecided students.  

Request Appointment with an Explore Advisor

Advising for Religion Majors

All Religion majors should make an advising appointment through the SAGE system to be cleared to register.  Please call 706 542-1412 if you have any challenges or questions about scheduling your appointment.

Advising for undergraduates begins in September for the spring and summer semesters, and in January for fall semesters. It is in your best interest to see an advisor when our advising sessions begin so that you may register at the earliest possible time.

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Religion majors and minors

If you have not yet officially declared your Major or Minor go to Athena and select the My Programs tab. Major and Minor requirements may be found at the UGA Bulletin.

Faculty mentoring

If you have questions about Religion as a career, applying to graduate school in Religion, being a Religion professor, or questions not related to advisement and registration, please contact the Undergraduate Coordinator, Dr. Jodie Lyon ( or the Interim Department Head, Dr. Wayne Coppins (

Advising for Religion Minors

If you have questions concerning the Religion Minor you may contact the Undergraduate Coordinator, Dr. Jodie Lyon (

Advising for Arabic Majors and Minors

For information concerning the Arabic major or minor contact Dr. Alan Godlas.


All UGA students are required to be advised every fall and spring semester.  You can’t register until you’ve had your advising appointment.  Make an appointment shortly after drop/add to avoid a last-minute rush that might impact your ability to register on time.  If you have questions about making an appointment, email your advisor.

How to Find your Advisor in SAGE

Make an Appointment in SAGE

If you do not have an advisor in SAGE, please email

Your advisor and advising location will be assigned based on your major listed in Athena and your number of earned credit hours. To meet with the correct advisor, make sure your major is correct in Athena. (Note:  Students with more than one major should be advised in each department.)

How to Check and Change your Major

Changing your major: If you have recently changed your major but have not been assigned a new advisor, please contact

Note:  Students with more than one major should be advised in each department.


Honors advisors and advising locations vary by your major in Athena and hours earned.  Please refer to your SAGE network at to find your advisor’s contact information.  For details, see the Honors website.  

Make an Appointment in SAGE


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