Academic Advising Center
Procedures and Guidelines for Advising

In order to ensure a swift and efficient advisory meeting, all students should come prepared with the following:

  • An updated transcript and ID number;
  • Completed administrative forms;
  • Signing in to the AAC.
  1. Declaration of Major Guidelines
    Students must:
    • Complete the Change of Program or Change of Major Form;
    • Meet with his/her respective advisor to seek a written endorsement;
    • Seek the signature of the Dean or Chair of the School/Department of interest;
    • Submit the signed copy to the Registrar to finalize the declaration.

  2. Early Course Registration
    Students must:
    • Complete the Clearance and Registration Form;
    • Meet with an appropriate advisor to discuss the courses of interest and obtain written endorsement;
    • Visit the Finance Office to seek their clearance and stamp;
    • Submit the Clearance and Registration form to the Registrar and sign up for courses.

  3. Dropping/Adding a Course
    Students must:
    • Fill in the Drop/Add Form;
    • Meet with his/her respective advisor to seek a written endorsement and an AAC stamp;
    • Submit the Drop/Add form to Registrar’s office.

  4. Course Overload
    The AAC does not recommend or approve overload courses to students, and some AUD academic units may not allow them altogether. Students should check with their advisors if that is applicable to their field of study and whether there are any school/ departmental policies. Students in the School of Engineering must:

  5. Waiver of a Pre-requisite Course
    Students seeking to enroll in higher level courses without having completed the pre-requisite courses should check with their advisors whether it is allowed in their degree programs.
    • The School of Business Administration does not waive any pre-requisites.
    • Students in the School of Engineering and the IT Department should
      • Complete a Waiver of Pre-requisite Form
             Appeal for Waiver of Prerequisite - School of Engineering
            Appeal for Waiver of Prerequisite - Information Technology
      • Submit it to their academic advisor for review by the Heads of the Academic Units.
    • Visual Communication and Interior Design: To be done with the respective Chair.
    • Mohammed Bin Rashid School for Communication: Check with the Dean.
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