Advising Resource Center Website

Advising Resource Center Website

The Advising Resource Center website is one of the latest products from the SASG Website Development Team. The site is built using the first Quickstart distribution (Drupal 7), but has very custom features, functionality, and components not available out of the box. More details about these customizations are highlighted below and include integration with the University of Arizona's UAccess system and custom online tools for GPA calculations.

You can visit the website by going to https://advising.arizona.edu

Product Highlights

UAccess Integration

The website pulls data from UAccess allowing visitors to find advisors by major, minor, and certificate

GPA Calculator

Calculate GPA based on estimating final grades for the current semester.

Target GPA Calculator

Determine how many units of A or B grades are needed to achieve a target GPA

UAccess Integration

SASG worked closely with colleagues from UITS to format and create data feeds for the site to utilize. The advising data is retrieved through five different feed importers and inserted into various items on the website for display and filtering. These items include the core advisor data, details regarding the advisor, majors, minors, and certificates. The view displays for this data are highly customized, filterable, and include alphabetical navigation. By pulling the advisor data from UAccess, it is possible to maintain the data in the main system of record for the university.

Look up advisors by the majors, minors, and certificates on the Advising Resource Center website

GPA Calculator

The GPA Calculator allows visitors to calculate their GPA based on estimating final grades for the current semester. This specific calculator is available through the GPA Calculator Drupal module, but SASG styled the interface to match the University of Arizona's branding. The calculator provides a user-friendly interface for visitors to figure out their GPA.

GPA Calculator on the Advising Resource Center website

Target GPA Calculator

The Target GPA Calculator is a completely custom-made Drupal module and helps visitors determine how many units of A or B grades are needed to achieve their target GPA. There are only three fields to fill in: target GPA, current cumulative GPA, and cumulative units taken towards GPA. Once these are specified, the calculator lets the user know how many units of ‘A’ are needed to achieve the target goal.

Target GPA Calculator on the Advising Resource Center website