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Undergraduate Advising

For Current 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.

FOR CURRENT STUDENTS with 60 or fewer credit hours

All UGA students are required to be advised every fall and spring semester.  You can’t register until you’ve had your advising appointment.  Make an appointment shortly after drop/add to avoid a last-minute rush that might impact your ability to register on time.  If you have questions about making an appointment, email your advisor.

How to Find your Advisor in SAGE

Make an Appointment in SAGE

If you do not have an advisor in SAGE, please email

Your advisor and advising location will be assigned based on your major listed in Athena and your number of earned credit hours. To meet with the correct advisor, make sure your major is correct in Athena. (Note:  Students with more than one major should be advised in each department.)

How to Check and Change your Major

Changing your major: If you have recently changed your major but have not been assigned a new advisor, please contact

Note:  Students with more than one major should be advised in each department.


Honors advisors and advising locations vary by your major in Athena and hours earned.  Please refer to your SAGE network at to find your advisor’s contact information.  For details, see the Honors website.  

Make an Appointment in SAGE


All incoming First-Year and Transfer students will be advised at their in-person orientation session. Make sure to check out the New Student Orientation site for information about signing up for your orientation session and keep an eye on your inbox for new information. Advisors are not able to meet with incoming students or clear their registration holds before their in-person orientation session.

Undecided Majors

Unsure which major you want?  It is OK to be Unspecified! Select an AB or BS Unspecified major in Athena.  The Exploratory Center advises Unspecified/Undecided students.  

Request Appointment with an Explore Advisor


Support Linguistics at UGA

Your donations to the Department of Linguistics will support research and travel opportunities for students and faculty and other initiatives to enhance students' education in linguistics. Please consider joining other friends and alumni who have shown their support by making a gift to our fund. We greatly appreciate your contributions to the success of our programs!