Meet with Your Academic Advisor

Schedule an Advising Appointment

You can make a 30-minute appointment with your academic advisor by calling the BCAS Academic Advising Office at (330) 972-7880.  The BCAS Academic Advising Office  is located on the first floor in the College of Arts and Sciences building.  

30-minute appointments are typically available Monday through Friday with the first appointment starting at 11am and final appointment starting at 4:30pm.  

If you are 15 or more minutes late to your appointment, the academic advisor will determine if you need to reschedule.  If you visit the office the same day without an appointment, you may attempt to schedule an appointment with your academic advisor for later that day.  Appointments are strongly encouraged so that you can meet with your academic advisor.  Availability of advisors does change during peak seasons – registration and the beginning of the semester.

Walk-In 

Students who have a quick question can visit during walk-in hours.  During these times, you cannot request your academic advisor and will meet with whichever advisor is available.  15-minute walk-in sessions are typically available Monday through Friday 9am-11am (last walk-in at 10:45am).  

If you visit the office without an appointment and not during walk-in times, you may attempt to schedule an appointment with your academic advisor for later that day.  Appointments are strongly encouraged so that you can meet with your academic advisor.  Availability of advisors does change during peak seasons – registration and the beginning of the semester.

When you meet with your advisor, you should prepared to the meeting by first reviewing your Degree Progress Report.

Note, Once admitted to the department of their major, students have two advisors: a faculty advisor in their major field of study (referred to as a faculty mentor) and a college advisor.