An adviser meets with a student.

Undergraduate advising

The undergraduate advising team is here to help students reach their academic goals.

Undergraduate advising resources

The Cronkite School’s dedicated team of professional advisers help students achieve individual academic and career goals. Your adviser will be with you every step of the way, from the first day of class to graduation. 

The role of your academic adviser is to provide resources to help you achieve academic success, including selecting classes to meet your degree requirements, assisting with course drops or withdrawals, helping you manage your schedule and prepare for graduation, ensuring you understand ASU and Cronkite academic policies and procedures, and serving as a connector to the many resources ASU has available to support you.

Need to fill out a form for your adviser? Find undergraduate forms here.

Common subjects discussed in academic advising appointments

  • Course planning for the upcoming term
  • Transfer coursework evaluation
  • Long-term course planning
  • Academic difficulties, including probation and disqualification
  • Personal concerns

First-year student requirements

  • First-year students are required to attend an Academic Advising and Course planning session prior to enrolling for their first-semester classes. 
  • First-year students also must meet one-on-one with an academic adviser during their first semester before registering for their second-semester classes.

When students should seek advising

  • Once per semester, ideally, but at least once per year
  • To plan courses for upcoming term
  • When considering career paths and specialization options within the Cronkite School
  • When placed on academic probation or disqualified
  • When facing major personal, familial or medical issues