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CBA Academic Advising

The College of Business Administration (CBA) advising staff can help you make informed decisions that will assist you in achieving your personal, educational, and career goals. Advisors will support you through your journey by helping you with:

  • Exploring majors
  • Strategies for academic success
  • Selecting courses and majors
  • Completing your degree
  • Understanding academic policies and requirements
  • Planning your study abroad
  • Navigating internship requirements
  • Planning involvement outside the classroom

Advising Modules

After you have received notification that you have been admitted to the CBA, you are required to complete the online Advising Modules through the CBA Undergraduate Advising on Brightspace. Please access this page through your My Akron account.

Meeting with an Advisor

Students can meet with an academic advisor in the CBA in a number of different ways:

Schedule a 30-minute appointment one-on-one with an academic advisor. Students can schedule the appointment online.

Attend Open Advising. Take advantage of Five Star Fridays and come to the CBA Undergrad Advising Office to meet with an advisor on Fridays between 1:00pm-4:00pm. No appointment necessary

Please note, Open Advising is only available during the Fall and Spring semesters. If you need to meet with an advisor over Spring, Winter, or Summer breaks, you must schedule an appointment.

For additional assistance, please email your academic advisor. Your CBA academic advisor contact information can be found in My Akron Student Center. Advisors respond to UA emails within 2-3 business days.

Adding Courses

Student can add classes through the first week of classes using My Akron.

After the first week, students must obtain signatures from the course instructor, their advisor, and Dean until the 14th day of the semester for three-credit courses. (Deadlines for adding classes with later start dates vary each semester).

Students can drop or withdraw from courses using My Akron. The last day to withdraw from a course during the fall or spring semester is the seventh week of classes. Read additional details regarding this policy.