What Is Advisement?
Each Armstrong student will have a professional academic advisor, a faculty or staff member who assists in several areas: choosing a major, exploring career options, responding to early alert concerns from professors and selecting courses for the following semester. The advisor gives advice: students must take responsibility for their own choices, for selection of their academic program, and for meeting university deadlines.
When Do Students Go for Advisement?
New Armstrong students will meet with an advisor during Navigate Armstrong, our new student orientation program. Continuing students may contact their advisors at any time, but they must meet at least once each semester to discuss course selection for the following semester.
Appointments are usually required during these busy times, so students should schedule them early.
Where Do Students Find Their Advisors?
Students will seek advisement in one of several places, depending upon their circumstances.
- Academic Advisement and Support Office—Student Success Center
- Any student can come to this office to find out who their advisor is or see an advisor during posted walk-in times.
- Dual-Enrollment Students
- Freshmen and Sophomore students will see an Academic Advisement and Support Professional Advisor.
- The Department of the Chosen Major
- Juniors and Seniors who have chosen a major and are on track to complete their major program of study will go the academic department offering that major. Advisement procedures vary from department to department, so students should visit their departments early to ask about advisor assignments and advisement schedules: no later than the end of March to plan for summer and fall courses and by the end of October to plan spring semester courses. For a listing of departmental advisement contacts, visit our Where to Go for Academic Advisement page or view and print an Adobe PDF version of the departmental advisement contact
- Liberal Studies Majors will see Peggy Clifton in the College of Liberal Arts Dean's Office, Solms Hall
- Pirate's Passage Students will see Greg Anderson, Director of First Year Experience, Student Success Center