Schedule Appointment

Schedule an Advising Appointment with Your Academic Adviser

You can make a 30-minute appointment with your academic adviser 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.  

Appointments for 30 minutes are available daily 8:30am-2:30pm, Monday through Friday (excluding first two weeks of fall and spring semesters which are walk-ins only).  Walk-in sessions for 15 minutes are available daily 2:30pm-4:30pm, Monday through Friday; last session starting at 4:15pm.  Limited appointments are available until 5:30pm Monday through Thursday; call 330-972-7880 to make appointment.  If you visit the office the same day without an appointment nor during walk-in times; you may attempt to schedule an appointment with your academic adviser for later that day. 

Walk-in sessions are not available on New Student Orientation days:

March 2014

May 2014

June 2014

July 2014

25-27

16

2-3

16

19

23-24

18

21

26

Monday  

Tuesday  

Wednesday

Thursday  

Friday  

8:30am-
2:30pm

Appointment
Required

Appointment Required

Appointment Required

Appointment Required

Appointment Required


2:30pm-
4:30pm

Walk-Ins*

Walk-Ins*

Walk-Ins*

Walk-Ins*

Walk-Ins*

 4:30pm-5:30pm

Limited
Appointments
** 

Limited
Appointments
** 

 

Limited
Appointments
** 

 

Limited
Appointments
** 

 


After scheduling your appointment, it is necessary that you come prepared by first reviewing your Degree Audit in DARS.  To do so,

  1. Log into My Akron (formerly Zipline).  
  2. Select the tab for Students.
  3. Click on DARS logo - this will open the DARS “Audit Request” screen.
  4. To run your current academic program (major) of instruction, click the “run” button.
  5. To check your progress in a different academic program (major) of instruction, select the “second choice” to run a different major or minor. From the drop down boxes select the chosen degree, major or minor.
  6. Scroll down the screen and click on “Submit a New Audit” and a new window will open with the DARS report.

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