UMass Boston

Faculty Advising Resources


  • CLA Advising Liaisons are available throughout the summer.

This page includes explanations, tools and referral resources for faculty who advise students with declared majors in the College of Liberal Arts. It is a supplement to the workshops, consultation, and communications from the CLA Advising office. Ana Frega, Director of CLA Advising, is available for all questions regarding this content and for advising support to faculty.


Referral Resources

Student Referral Guidelines (pdf)


WISER and Audits

Remove Advising Holds (pdf)

View Audits - for Faculty (pdf)

View Student Transcripts (pdf)

How Waitlists Work

Assigning Advisor in WISER  (pdf) Includes how to add an advisor assignment and how to change an advisor assignment in WISER (for administrators)

Finding Courses (Choose semester and scroll to bottom to select “Distribution” and/or “Diversity.” Use menu on the left side to search for First Year Seminar and Intermediate Seminar)


Degree Requirements

General Education (pdf Brochure with overview)

On Track Markers July 2017 (pdf)

On Track guide to Math Placement (pdf)

Elementary Language Proficiency vs. World Language Requirement (pdf)

Spanish and Portuguese Placement Policies (pdf)

Hispanic Studies Policy on Heritage Speakers (pdf)

Writing Proficiency Requirement


Policies, Procedures, and Waivers

Academic Policies

Academic Standing Policies (good standing, alert, warning, probation, suspension, dismissal)

Appeals for in-semester Deadline Waivers (pdf, withdrawal, drop, pass-fail declaration)

Appeals for Deadline Waivers for Past Semesters (pdf)

Registrar's Forms (credit overload request, change of major or minor, and waiver of repeat policy)


Resources to Share with Advisees

Logging into Your Student Email Address

How to Access Audits - For Students (link)

Tutoring Programs (provides an overview of the different types of tutoring and academic help available, such as the Subject Tutoring Program, the Math Resource Center, and the Reading, Writing, and Study Strategies Center)

Academic Standing (Academic Standing link)

CLA Faculty Advising Syllabus

Don't see the information you need on this page?

Send questions or suggestions to Ana Frega