Academic Advising

Male advisor in office with a male and female student.

Advisors are professional educators here to help you navigate through the university system from beginning to graduation. They meet you at the point where you are entering your educational journey, and assist you in developing pathways for you to achieve your goals. Our advisors are knowledgeable academic guides, coaches, and referral experts that work with you to develop a personalized plan for your success.

If you experience difficulties adjusting to college or encounter a barrier to your success, an academic advisor can work with you to find resources or help you make important academic decisions. They can suggest new strategies to improve your study skills, time management, and test taking abilities.

Please Note:  Due to social distancing recommendations to prevent the spread of coronavirus, academic advising will be conducted through Zoom or telephone.  You can make an appointment with an advisor through the individual link below.  Mat-Su College does not assign advisors.

Please call 907-745-9762 or email uaa_mscinfo@alaska.edu if you have questions.
Advisors offer services to the following student groups and more:
  • Individuals just starting to explore their options
  • New incoming students
  • Mat-Su College degree-seekers
  • Pre-allied health/nursing students
  • General Education Requirements for Bachelor’s Degree seekers
  • Retraining for a new career
  • Middle college students
  • Starting here with the goal of ultimately transferring out
  • Students who experience disabilities-Disability Support Services
  • Active duty military and veterans
Tom Spangler

Tom Spangler

Tom serves all students and specializes in assisting active duty military and veterans students utilize their VA Benefits.

Connie Fuess

Connie Fuess

Connie serves all students and is the Campus Disability Support Services Specialist.

Mariana Weatherby

Mariana Weatherby

Mariana serves all students and manages enrollment requirements for students interested in earning a CNA.

Book an online appointment with Mariana

Taylor Henry

Taylor Henry

Taylor is our newest academic advisor and serves all students at Mat-Su College. 

Book an online appointment with Taylor

head shot of Darla Budde

Darla Budde

Darla serves all students at Mat-Su College and is also a School Certifying Official that can assist active-duty military and students who are veterans utilize their VA benefits.

 Book an online appointment with Darla

 

Prior to your advising appointment:

  1. Apply for Admission at Mat-Su College or UAA.
  2. Complete Placement Test.
  3. Request Transcripts from previously attended institutions.

Special Services Offered by Academic Advisors:

Click on the links below for more information.