Academic Advising & Student Services

Bumpers College Advising Mission

Enhance the educational experience and maximize opportunities for students in the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food & Life Sciences.

Therefore, we are committed to a strong, effective academic advising program. Advising plays a significant role in the developmental process of educating students for lifelong learning. The advising relationship is a partnership between student and advisor and is dependent on effective communication and regular contact. This partnership has shared responsibilities which culminate in student success.

In addition to advising, the Bumpers College Student Services team is here to answer questions, address concerns and offer support to you as you grow from new student to graduate.  Our door is always open!


Student Expectations:

  • Review degree audit
  • Be responsible for self
  • Be familiar with deadlines
  • Know your degree plan requirements
  • Plan a semester ahead
  • Use your U of A e-mail
  • Utilize your resources
  • Communicate with advisors/instructors to develop a relationship

Advisor Expectations:

  • Know degree requirements
  • Know resources and services
  • Understand sequencing of courses
  • Provide guidance and advice
  • Document advising information in UASuccess

Who is my advisor?

Your academic advisor is listed on your UAConnect Degree Audit.

If one is not listed, please contact the Waldrip Student Center for help at:

(479) 575-2252
aflsdean@uark.edu 
AGRI 205

Connect with Our Professional Advisors or Student Services Team

Lucas Simmons

Lucas Simmons

Senior Advisor/Student Experience Coordinator

Email lmsimmon@uark.edu

Request UA Success Appointment Calendar Advises for: AFLS Exploring Students, Agricultural Education, Communications & Technology, Crop Science, Horticulture, Landscape & Turf Sciences, Transitions Academic Program

Ryan Cox

Ryan Cox

Academic Counselor

Email rc045@uark.edu

Request UA Success Appointment Calendar Advises for: Apparel Merchandising & Product Development, Food, Nutrition & Health, Human Nutrition & Dietetics

Melinda Dunlap

Melinda Dunlap

Academic Counselor

Email mdunlap@uark.edu

Request UA Success Appointment Calendar Advises for: Agricultural Business, Birth Through Kindergarten, Hospitality Management, Human Development & Family Sciences

For those majoring in Animal Science, Environmental, Soil & Water Science, Food Science and Poultry Science should contact the Waldrip Student Center to be connected with the appropriate representative.

Help & Resources

UA Success Help

UASuccess is a communication tool that connects you to your instructors and advisors, as well as numerous campus resources and services. Log in to Blackboard using your university username and password to get started. Chrome or Firefox are the recommended browsers for using UASuccess.

Is a student in your class struggling? Submit an Early Alert Report Form!

Early Alert Form

Want to change your major or minor? Complete this form

Major/Minor Change Form