Academic Planning

In addition to your academic advisor, we have several tools available to help you with academic planning.


  • GradPlan – GradPlan removes the guesswork from tracking your academic progress. You can run “what if” analyses if you are undeclared or considering other academic majors and/or minors. While there is a GPA calculator, be careful because it calculates cumulative rather than semester GPA.
  • Academic Catalog – This includes academic policies and procedures along with a complete list of major requirements and course descriptions. Remember your Liberal Arts Core (LAC) requirements are based on the year you began at UNC Asheville and your major requirements are determined by when you declare your major. Students who are out a full calendar year are under new LAC and major requirements.
  • Academic Calendar – Be sure to note academic deadlines (add/drop, withdrawal, graduation application, etc.) in your daily planner!

Additional Considerations

  • Completing some majors requires careful coordination especially since some of their courses aren’t offered every semester. If you have any questions about when a major course will be offered, please check the catalog. Make sure you can take the courses you need in a timely manner.
  • Taking the time to utilize each of these resources will help you make well-informed decisions about your academic future. Visit the Academic Success Center in Ramsey Library, as well as contact your academic advisor, whenever you have questions about planning your academic future.