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.

Speak to an advisor

We are here to help. Scheduled an appointment by phone at (602-496-5055) or use the online scheduling portal link below.

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

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

Students who need to cancel or reschedule an appointment should call the advising center at (602) 496-5055 prior to their scheduled appointment time. Students also may email their adviser directly. A student who is more than 15 minutes late is considered a NO SHOW. We will attempt to reach the student and they will be offered the next available appointment, following a 48-hour waiting period. If a student is a NO SHOW twice and wishes to schedule a third appointment, they will need to submit their request to the director of student services.