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First Year Students

Is this your first year at ASU?
First-year students (not including online students) receive advising support in Armstrong Hall.

First-year advising

Sophomores, Upperclassmen and Online Students:

The School of Human Evolution and Social Change undergraduate advisors are committed to making our students' educational experience the best it can be. They help design educational plans so students from all our majors can connect to co-curricular opportunities and reach their academic goals.

Undergraduates can schedule an appointment with an advisor through our online scheduling system. Advising appointments are now primarily by phone or Zoom

Scheduled appointments will be conducted primarily by phone or through video conferencing with the Zoom platform. There are limited in-person appointments each week. You will select the format you prefer during the online scheduling process.

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Make an advising appointment

  • Appointments are scheduled no more than two weeks in advance.
  • If there are no appointments available in the system, it's probably a busy time of year. Check back the next day, when more times may open up.
  • All appointments are available via Zoom or phone. There are a limited number of in-person appointments on the Tempe campus each week.

Graduate students should visit our graduate advising page.

Our advising offices are located in the SHESC building. Students should check in at the main office in Room 233 for in-person appointments.

Virtual drop-in advising

Our advising offices are located in the SHESC building. Students should check in at the main office in Room 233 for in-person appointments. Drop-in advising for the spring 2024 semester begins on Tuesday, January 2, and will occur weekly through Thursday, May 2

Drop-in advising will take place virtually. Please check in here during the following times: 

Tuesdays - 9 a.m.—noon
Wednesdays - Noon—3 p.m.
Thursdays - 1—4 p.m.

(Times listed are in Arizona time)

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For the quickest response, please be sure to include your preferred call-back phone number in the "other" box when checking in. 

Attend drop-in hours for...

  • Quick questions
  • Form signatures
  • 10- to 15-minute items

Drop-ins are not for...

  • Students with academic holds
  • Changing a major
  • New/prospective ASU students

Undergraduate Advisors

Our advisors can be reached by email at Please be sure to include your 10-digit ASU student ID number.

Frequently Asked Questions

How often should I meet with my advisor

It is recommended that you speak with an advisor at least once a semester.

What can I expect from my advisor?

Expect your advisor to:

  • Assist you in making informed decisions regarding your educational plans and goals.
  • Clarify requirements, policies and procedures.
  • Evaluate transcripts to show how credits apply toward degree requirements.
  • Help track progress toward graduation.
  • Provide referrals when appropriate.

What will my advisor expect from me?

Your advisor will expect you to:

  • Keep your scheduled appointment and show up on time.
  • Be familiar with the ASU General Catalog degree requirements and your class schedule under registration/enrollment on MyASU and your major checksheet.
  • Bring your DARS report with you to see the advisor.
  • Keep your address, telephone number and e-mail address current with the university.
  • Participate in early registration.
  • Take ownership of your academic career.

Note: Advising appointments are NOT for scheduling your classes or registering you for classes. Students need to do this on their own time.

What do I need to do if I am on academic probation?

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences places a student on probation at the end of a fall or spring semester if his or her cumulative ASU GPA falls below the following:

  • 1.60 as a freshman (24 or fewer total earned hours)
  • 1.75 as a sophomore (25-55 total earned hours)
  • 2.00 as a junior or senior (56 or more total earned hours)

If you are placed on academic probation you will not be able to change your schedule or register for classes until you have been advised and cleared by your advisor.

You must complete a probation success plan (available on this page) and email it to your advisor prior to your advising appointment. You can schedule an appointment with your advisor through our online scheduling system. In order to have your probation hold cleared, you must bring the following to your appointment:

  • a printed-out probation success plan
  • a printout of your Blackboard course score
  • a copy of your DARS report

For more information, please see The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences' Disqualification/Probation page.

What do I need to do if I am a new transfer student?

Once admitted, you need to schedule an appointment with an advisor before you can register for classes.

What do I need to do if I am a new online student?

Once admitted, you will receive an email with instructions on next steps for SHESC online students, including scheduling an advising appointment. The advising appointment will provide all the materials and information you will need to determine what courses you need to take and how to start building your schedule. Once you have met with your advisor, you may start creating your class schedule on your own. You may also schedule an appointment by calling (480) 965-6215 (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. AZ time) or by using the online appointment scheduling system for more advising assistance.

What do I need to do to prepare for a junior check appointment?

The purpose of the junior check-in appointment is to make sure that you are not only on-track to graduate but to also talk about what you plan to do after graduation. How do you want your resume or CV to look when you graduate? What types of experiences do you want listed (leadership, research, study abroad, etc.)?