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The Undergraduate Advising Center          

The Undergraduate Advising Center provides dynamic advising resources for CUA students. Your college education is made up of various components: classes, study abroad programs, certificates, pre-professional plans, majors, minors, schedules. Advisors can help you make informed choices and arrange the pieces of your education in a compelling way.

Getting Started at CUA

  1. Course Advice
    Course registration for the fall semester begins on June 15. Please review the Advising Center's course advice to select the appropriate courses for your major and to see which (if any) placement exams you should take over the summer.
  2. Registration Information
    Learn how to use Cardinal Station to search and register for courses.
  3. Participate in Primer Discussion
    The Primer is a summer reading of a different sort, short, bite-sized passages that will introduce you to the kind of thinking and learning you will engage in at CUA. Take it in piece-by-piece, and remember that each excerpt is meant to help you think about the big questions you'll explore in your First-Year Experience Learning Community and beyond. We ask that you complete these readings on a Monday-Wednesday-Friday schedule beginning on Monday, June 6. In order to help you with the readings, we have asked members of the faculty, staff, and student community to respond to the readings in videos. These will come out on our summer reading website,

    • To download the primer, click here.
  4. Register for Orientation and View To-Do List
    Visit the Orientation website for more information about Orientation, instructions on how to register, and a to-do list for incoming freshmen.
  5. Further Reading
  6. Contact the Advising Center
    Don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about the registration process!


Contact your advisor

Find out who your undergraduate advisor is and how to set up an appointment. Email if you are not able to find your advisor.

Advisor information


Explore your options

You have an entire world of options in front of you. Here are some resources to help you identify your interests and choose a path that will help you to achieve your goals.  

Go exploring

Register for classes

How do you get started? Learn about CUA's curriculum requirements and about how to select and register for your classes in Cardinal Station.

How to register