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The Dr. Marcus Allen Advising Center in 303 Lucas Hall serves most majors in the College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) and The School of Fine and Performing Arts. Advisors meet regularly with undergraduate students to discuss degree progress, course selections, and campus policies as well as refer students to other appropriate campus entities.
Who advises my major?
While many students in CAS and The School of Fine and Performing Arts receive advising in 303 Lucas, students in several degree programs should meet primarily with their departmental advisor. For CAS those degrees are Anthropology, Biology, Biochemistry & Biotechnology, Chemistry, Economics, Physics & Astronomy, or both Pre-Social Work and Social Work. For the School of Fine and Performing Arts Art Education, Music, or Music Education should meet with their department.
Students from other programs are encouraged to meet with their departmental advisors as well before meeting with an advisors in 303 Lucas.
What do I need for an appointment?
In addition to lifting holds and registering students for classes, advisors help students understand the university's programs, requirements, policies and procedures, help answer any questions or concerns students may have, and refer students to available campus resources based on need among other administrative duties. So in order to get the most of an advisor, it helps to come in prepared. Here are several things students can do before meeting with an advisor:
|Review the Student Advising Syllabus|
|Have your student number|
|Have a picture ID|
|Review your DARS|
|Look at the Course Catalog|
|Take the Math Placement Test|
|Schedule an appointment|
Who are the advisors?
A full list of faculty advisors can be found here.
CAS Professional Advisors
| John Perez
Public Policy Administration