College of Business Academic Advising
The College of Business (CoB) advising staff can help you make informed decisions that will assist you in achieving your personal, educational, and career goals. Advisors will support you through your journey by helping you with:
- Exploring majors
- Strategies for academic success
- Selecting courses and majors
- Completing your degree
- Understanding academic policies and requirements
- Planning your study abroad
- Navigating internship requirements
- Planning involvement outside the classroom
Meeting with an Advisor
Scheduled 30 Minute Advising Appointments
Students can meet with their advisor both virtually and in-person. When signing up for an appointment, students must select the correct appointment type. All appointments are 30 minutes long. If students select a virtual appointment, they will receive an email from the advisor the day of the appointment with log-in instructions or the advisor will call the student via Teams. Students must download Microsoft Teams prior to a virtual appointment.
Open Advising(i.e. walk-ins)
Available during Fall & Spring semesters, ONLY
Open Advising is designed for shorter meetings and quick questions that typically take 5-10 minutes. Open Advising is offered both virtually and in-person.
Open Advising is designed for shorter meetings and quick questions that typically take 5-10 minutes. Open Advising is offered both virtually and in-person. No appointment is necessary. Students will be seen in the order that they check in for open advising.
Open Advising Dates and Times:
Fridays from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. from January 28 to April 29
No Open Advising Friday, February 4
No Open Advising during Spring Break (March 25) or Finals Week (May 6)
- In-person Open Advising: located in the College of Business room 260.
- Virtual Open Advising: Sign Up Online. You will receive an email or Teams call when it is your turn.
VIRTUAL ADVISING INSTRUCTIONS
Students must download Microsoft Teams to use for a Virtual advising appointment. Students should be at a computer as the advisor will need to share documents with the student. Cameras should be turned on. Students should not be at work, in class, driving or in a crowded area during a virtual appointment. If the previous is not possible, it is recommended that the student meet with an advisor in-person.
Prior to a virtual appointment, the student will receive an email from the advisor with a link to the Teams meeting, or the advisor will call the student via Teams when it is time for the appointment. Students will have 5 minutes to log on to the Teams meeting before the advisor will cancel the request. For a virtual walk-in, the wait time will vary based upon the number of students signed up.
Students wishing to transfer to the CoB from another University of Akron college will need to contact their home college to request an Inter-College Transfer (ICT) to the CoB.
Students wishing to transfer to another University of Akron college from the CoB can e-mail their CoB academic advisor the request to ICT
Contacting Your CoB Advisor
Your CoB academic advisor contact information can be found in My Akron Student Center. Advisors respond to UA emails within 2-3 business days. Emails should be reserved for quick questions. Questions regarding scheduling classes should be done through an appointment. Due to FERPA, advisors can only respond to emails sent from the UA email account.
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