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Undergraduate Advising

Students with fewer than 60 credit hours

Until you have earned 60 hours of credit, you will be advised and cleared for registration by a lower-division adviser. Appointments can be made using SAGE. If you are nearing the 60-hour mark and have yet to declare Linguistics as a major, you should do so soon. You should also take LING2100 The Study of Language before you reach the 60-hour mark if possible, since this is a prerequisite for all other LING courses.

You may still be seen by a Linguistics advisor if you have fewer than 60 hours, particularly if you have already begun to take upper-level Linguistics courses. Please see below for directions on scheduling an appointment.

Students minoring in Linguistics are not required to make regular appointments with the Linguistics advisor – you will be cleared for registration by the advisor for your major. However, you should speak to the Linguistics advisor soon after you declare the minor, to make sure that you understand the requirements, and you should also meet with the Linguistics advisor a semester or two before you plan to graduate to make sure that you are still on track to complete all of the requirements.

Students with 60 or more credit hours

Once you have reached 60+ credit hours and have declared a major in Linguistics, you will be advised by the Upper Division Departmental Advisor, Mrs. Rebecca Jeffers. You will have access to her appointment times in SAGE. If you do not see any appointment times that fit your schedule, please contact Mrs. Jeffers at, and let her know your situation. Be sure to include your full name and student ID# in your email. Mrs. Jeffers holds regular walk-in hours for quick questions regarding your major or other academic concerns. You can see her walk-in hours by accessing her calendar in SAGE. Please be aware that walk-in hours are not intended as a substitute for regular advising appointments or to be cleared to register for classes.

Undergraduate coordinator

If you have general questions about selecting courses, applying to graduate programs in Linguistics, careers, research opportunities, or the DoubleDawgs AB/MA degree program in Linguistics, you should feel free to contact the Undergraduate Coordinator, Dr. Margaret Renwick, for an appointment. However, you must see a member of the professional advising staff to be advised and cleared for course registration (see above). The Undergraduate Coordinator is also responsible for approving transfer courses and course substitutions for degree requirements.

In your final year

After you have been advised to register for your final semester, you must schedule a graduation check appointment with  your Graduate Certification Advisor (using SAGE or by calling 706-542-1522). At this appointment, your advisor will discuss with you how your program of study at UGA fulfills the requirements to receive an A.B. in Linguistics. If there are any issues or special considerations to be made, now is the time. Students may schedule a graduation check any time after they have earned 80 hours. Feel free to contact Mrs. Jeffers, or the Graduation Certification Office, with any questions you have regarding the grad check process. You can also visit the Graduation Certification Website to find more information about graduation checks.

Updated: 7/09/23

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