We are committed to providing effective advising services to students as an essential component of their educational experience.
Students in the pre-architecture, pre-landscape architecture, and pre-interior design programs are assigned to a staff adviser. These advisers are located in the program office to afford students easy access to information and to the program directors should this be necessary or desirable. After admission into their respective professional program, students are assigned a faculty adviser. This person serves as an important resource for questions about the professions, their future careers, and their academic plans and progress. Students are encouraged to regularly consult with their adviser and are responsible for initiating advising contacts and preparing for advising sessions.
Students must consult with their adviser prior to registering for classes. Failure to do so may result in removal from classes. Ultimately, students are themselves responsible for fulfilling all the requirements of the curriculum in which they are enrolled. The intellectual mentoring relationship between academic adviser and student is protected by confidentiality and strengthened by listening with understanding to student concerns.
The MyPLAN tab in Blackboard connects you with your instructors and advisers as well as other campus resources like Career Services. Use MyPLAN to schedule appointments on-line.
The Undergraduate Catalog contains the specific curricular information and requirements for a specific year including course descriptions and academic policies. Know what year’s catalog you are following for the most accurate understanding of your degree requirements.
MyRED is UNL's student information system portal. Use MyYou can use MyRed to manage your course schedule and grading options, monitor student accounts and holds and view your unofficial transcript.
Use your Degree Audit in conjunction with the Undergraduate Catalog and regular meetings with your Academic Adviser to assess your progress toward a UNL degree including general education, major and minor requirements. Select the “Records” tab in MyRED to access your Degree Audit.
The University has experts who are ready to help you get ahead in subjects like Math, Writing, and Physics. In addition there are resources to help you master study skills, time management, test taking and more.
The College of Architecture assists students in gaining internships and career opportunities with a cadre of services and offerings. Each academic program has a devoted internship coordinator, you will find contact information here:
Architecture: Brian Kelly, AIA, Associate Professor of Architecture firstname.lastname@example.org
Interior Design: Mark Hinchman, Professor of Interior Design email@example.com
Landscape Architecture: Mark Hoistad, Professor and Director of Landscape Architecture firstname.lastname@example.org
Community and Regional Planning: Gordon Scholz, Professor of Community and Regional Planning email@example.com
In addition, the College hosts an annual Career Fair regularly attended by over 30 excellent architecture, design, and planning firms of all sizes. A series of coordinated preparation activities including resume and portfolio development, interviewing skills, and negotiation strategies are held prior to the Career Fair. See full information regarding the Career Fair here.
Each semester, select undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Architecture are recognized for their scholastic accomplishments by being named to the Dean’s List. Criteria for this honor are:
- Students must earn a semester (not cumulative) GPA that ranks them in the upper ten percent of the College’s enrollment.
- Students must earn a minimum of 12 graded credit hours during that semester. (Pass/No Pass credit cannot be applied toward the 12 required credit hours.)
Students with outstanding scholastic records may earn the special honor of graduation With Distinction or With High Distinction. One student each graduation may be chosen to graduate With Highest Distinction. Requirements for these honors are listed below.
Graduation With Distinction shall be awarded to students earning at least 60 credit hours in residence at UNL who are in the 90th percentile of those graduating in the prior twelve month period or who have a minimum 3.6 cumulative GPA.
Graduation With High Distinction shall be awarded to students in the top half of those who meet the qualifications for graduation with distinction and have a minimum 3.8 cumulative GPA.
Graduation With Highest Distinction may be awarded by selection of the faculty to a student who meets the qualifications for graduation with high distinction and has also demonstrated outstanding professional excellence through creative work.
College of Architecture Academic Probation
Undergraduate students who are placed on probation will not be allowed to take any new architecture, design, interior design, or landscape architecture courses without the permission of the program director. Students will be allowed to retake architecture, design, interior design, and landscape architecture courses while on probation. Students may not take the same course more than three times.
Students in the undergraduate program placed on academic probation by the College for two consecutive semesters will be transferred out of the College of Architecture into the Exploratory and Pre-Professional Advising Center and must reapply for admission to the College and the architecture, landscape architecture, or interior design programs. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 to be readmitted from the Exploratory and Pre-Professional Advising Center into architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture.
Students in the MArch program placed on probation will be allowed to continue with their classes for one semester. If their next semester grade point average is below a 3.0 they are dismissed from the degree program. Students desiring to be readmitted will have to apply for admission to the professional program.
Students who register for new architecture, design, interior design, or landscape architecture courses while on probation will be administratively dropped from those courses unless they have received the permission of the program director.