College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Landscape Architecture

BLA Advising

Advising for Undergraduate Students

All undergraduate LARC students are required to be advised by a faculty LARC advisor.

Students first go to Diana for course scheduling and then to their faculty advisor for career advising. Here are the basic steps:

  1. Check your advising appointment. This is the earliest you can register for classes after meeting with your advisor. This does not indicate when you will meet with your advisor; you should meet with your advisor prior to this date and time.
  2. Complete a schedule request form to indicate which classes you need.
  3. Print out schedule form Reminder: Class and advising blocks will not be lifted until after you see your faculty advisor so plan ahead.
    1. You can perform a Degree Audit by clicking here. If you have any questions please let us know during your advising visit. Please read this announcement about the new auditing system.
    2. You will find more information on your General Education requirements here. If you are a CORE student you will find more information here.
    3. Four-year plans are also very helpful. For the latest version please click here.
    4. Make sure to review our Advising FAQs page as some of your questions may already be answered there.
  4. Set up an appointment to meet with Diana for approval of schedule. Do not schedule an appointment during studio time or any other class.
    1. You can set an appointment here. Make sure to add your name if it's not already automatically added.
    2. OR,  if none of the times above fit your schedule you may email Diana at to set up a time to meet. Include your UID# as well. You must bring in your schedule request form filled out; if not you will have to reschedule.
  5. Make an appointment to meet with your assigned faculty advisor (see below). Do not schedule an appointment during studio time or any other class.
  6. You will meet with your assigned faculty advisor. The faculty advisor will handle exceptions, answer unique advising questions that Diana cannot handle, and discuss your progress, goals, and academic direction.
  7. Get approval from your faculty advisor.
  8. Form must be returned to Diana and she will release classes. Advising blocks will not be removed without the approval of your faculty advisor.
  9. If you are declaring a minor, or already have done so, please make sure to consult your minor advisor to make sure you are on track there as well.

The designation of senior, junior, etc. is determined by your credit hours at the university and not by your studio.

Below please find the link to your assigned faculty advisor. Please notify Diana if you do not see your name. These assignments and other useful information will be posted outside the print room door with Henry the Advising Bee. Please buzz around there for more information.

You can find more information under our Advising FAQs page also. Please email Diana,, if you have questions about general advising not addressed in our FAQs page. Always include your UID# when emailing Diana.

Advising Assignments for Spring 2017
Victoria Chanse
Berger, Max 
Danies, Blair
Dibra, Jenny
Foss, Garrett
Hartmann, Benjamin
Quinn, Sean
Sellers, Manique
Whiteley, Sarah
Zhou, Qi
Kelly Cook
Brown, Ryan
Cassagnol, Jacques
Choi, Hyunjoon
Dorsey, Autumn
Hays, Sasha
Kates, Benjamin
Lee, Chung
Shepherd, Akira
Valeri, Javier
Chris Ellis
Baker, Kevin
Hernandez, Beverly
Knopp, Holly
Lee, Simon
Mendis, Delath
O'Malley, Noah
Saernwald, Sara
Schwartz, James
Whims, Jasmine
Byoung-Suk Kweon 
Brashears, Dorielle
Chen, Kathy
Kim, Dong
Mayer, Paul
Palomino, Steven
Quinn, Sean
Roebuck, Kontessa
Snyder, Christopher
Yom, Alex
David Myers
Cho, Seong
Dallwig, Jordan
Gonzalez, Nicole
Guardado Martinelli, Edith
Hamidzadeh, Tandis
Tran, Cecilia
Wyman, Alexander
Vitale, Simone
Hedin, Jennifer
Dennis Nola
Click here for appt!
Brown, Kamani
Griner, Karl
Knaak, Andrew
Kohler, Jason
Li, Yixuan
Ruano, Edy 
Smith, Stefan
Yinka-Jaiye, Akintola


Jack Sullivan
Hare, Devan
Nola, Raena
Otremba, William
Park, Junseo
Pullano, Michael
Rosenbaum, Erik
Wolfe, William
Yelverton, Drew
Updike, Sean
1st year BLAs* Dennis Nola- 
BLA Program Chair
Click here for appt!
MacSorley, Linda
Pajaro, Heyner
Remesch, Gregory

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Schedule Request Form

Don't forget to come prepared with your form filled out!

If you require exceptions or special permission you must discuss with your advisor and  complete forms below:

Policy Exceptions (Credits limits, etc.)

Permission to Enroll at Another Institution

Undergraduate Catalog - Visit the Undergraduate Catalog for university policies, fee information, and much more! Also, view more information on the LARC major!

Job Shadow

Job Shadow is an excellent experience for students and it's a great way for the professional community to meet and inspire the next generation of Landscape Architects.

Proposed Design for Cambridge, MD Wharf

*If you are interested in declaring your major to Landscape Architecture please email Diana at


Letter from the Office of the Registrar:

Dear Student,

The Office of the Registrar is pleased to announce the upcoming launch of a new degree audit tool, u.achieve. Starting May 31, 2016, you can begin using u.achieve to track progress toward your degree.

u.achieve will replace Degree Navigator as the University’s degree audit system. Every effort has been made to ensure that information contained in this system is correct and complete. However, should you encounter any discrepancies and if you have any questions or concerns about the accuracy of your audit, please contact your academic advisor.

Please take a few moments to watch a brief tutorial on how to use u.achieve.

You can also find more information about u.achieve, including a basic user-guide here.


Who can use u.achieve?

Any undergraduate student who has been registered at the University of Maryland in the last 3 years may use u.achieve to view academic progress toward their degree.

What do I need to access u.achieve?

You will need to use your Testudo login to access u.achieve.

Where can I find u.achieve?

Go to Testudo and click on Degree Audit. On May 31st the link will open u.achieve. Until then, the link will open Degree Navigator.

How frequently is my information updated in u.achieve?

Your information is updated nightly. For example, if you add a course on Monday, you will be able to see the course in u.achieve on Tuesday.

Who do I contact if I have an issue with u.achieve?

If you have any questions about the accuracy of your audit, missing information, or progress toward your degree, please contact your academic advisor.

If you experience any technical difficulties with u.achieve (e.g., you are unable to login), please contact Technical Support at 301.405.1500 or

The Office of the Registrar

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