Academic Advising

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. 

Advising Appointments

Please Note:  Due to social distancing recommendations to prevent the spread of coronavirus, academic advising will be conducted through Zoom or telephone.  Mat-Su College does not assign advisors, except for Mat-Su Middle College High School students.

Please call 907-745-9762 or email uaa_mscinfo@alaska.edu if you have questions.  
 
Tom Spangler

Tom Spangler

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

Book an Advising Appointment

Connie Fuess

Connie Fuess

Connie serves all students and is the Campus Disability Support Services Specialist. (Connie will resume advising students in August)

Mariana Weatherby

Mariana Weatherby

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

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Jaclyn Cabales

Jaclyn Cabales

Jaclyn serves new students and is the Mat-Su Middle College School liaison.

 Book an Advising Appointment

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.

Academic Advisors advise the following student groups:

  • 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

Special Services Offered by Academic Advisors:

Click on the links below for more information.