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Is this your first year at ASU?

First-year students (not including new transfer students or online students) receive advising support in Armstrong Hall.

First-year advising

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Our team of full-time undergraduate advisors is committed to making your educational experience the best it can be. We'll help design educational plans so students in each of our majors can connect to co-curricular opportunities and reach their academic goals.

Schedule a 30-minute appointment with an undergraduate academic advisor for:

  • First-time student appointment (freshman/transfer for on-campus/online)
  • Prospective ASU students
  • Long-term and short-term planning
  • Concurrent-degree planning
  • Study abroad 
  • Probation success planning
  • Junior check-in
  • Academic holds
  • Changing a major/adding a minor/adding a major
  • Academic and wellness success strategies
  • Graduation verification
  • Research and internship planning
  • Career options and practicing interview skills

Routine advising questions

Email us for routine advising questions. Include your student ID and detailed information about your question or situation. We will respond within 2–5 business days. DO NOT email to schedule an appointment. To schedule an appointment, use the online scheduler or call our office at 480-727-6277.

Hours and Location

Map: Life Sciences A-wing (LSA) Room 189

  • Mon. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Tues. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Wed. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Thurs. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Fri. 8 a.m. - noon, 1:30 - 5 p.m.

Missed Appointment Policy (effective Aug. 1, 2018)

If you cannot make your appointment, please cancel it and notify our office as soon as possible so another student can use that time.

After a second missed appointment, you will not be allowed to schedule an appointment through our online system. You must be contact the advising office by phone at (480) 727-6277 or in person. Your appointment will be limited to a 15-minute express appointment. The number of missed appointments per student resets to zero at the beginning of each semester.

Current Mountain Standard Time in Tempe, Arizona

Your 30-minute advising appointment will be held in the undergraduate advising office. To schedule an in-person appointment, call (480) 727-6277 or click the Schedule Now button. Use your student ID to log in. You will be asked to create a user name and password.

*Note: If you are more than 15 minutes late to your advising appointment, you must reschedule your appointment.



Steps to schedule an advising appointment for online students
Your 30-minute advising appointment will take place on the phone unless you request an in-person appointment.

You must have access to a computer and your My ASU account during your appointment.

All appointments are scheduled in MST (Mountain Standard Time)

  1. Click on the maroon Schedule Now button.
  2. Log in with your student ID.
  3. Create a username and password.
  4. Provide a phone number for your advising session.
  5. If you don’t receive an advising phone call within five minutes of your appointment time, call (480) 727-6277 and we will address the delay.
  6. If you have trouble making an advising appointment, call (480) 727-6277.



If you are an international student who is not physically on campus, call (480) 727-6277 to schedule a 30-minute appointment and provide us with your preferred phone* number or Skype username.

To schedule an appointment on campus, click on the Schedule Now button. Use your student ID to log in. You will be asked to create a user name and password.

Note: If you are more than 15 minutes late to your advising appointment, you must reschedule your appointment.

*If you do not receive a phone call within five minutes of your appointment time, call (480) 727-6277 and we will address the delay.




Walk-in and Express advising appointments are for:

  • 10 - 15-minute items
  • Adding a minor
  • Approved course/credit overrides
  • Form signatures (Individualized Instruction Form, Concurrent Degree, military paperwork, etc.)
  • General inquiries (front desk or advising can assist)
  • Graduation verification
  • Internship discussions (BIO/HPS/MBB/MIC 484)

Schedule 30-minute appointments for:

  • Academic holds (e.g. off track/e-advisor hold, advising liberal arts)
  • Career options and practicing interview skills
  • Changing a major/adding a concurrent major
  • Discussion on obtaining research experience
  • First-time student appointment (freshman/transfer for on-campus/online)
  • Junior check-in
  • Long-term planning (or any planning besides next semester)
  • Probation success planning
  • Prospective ASU students
  • Study abroad planning

Fall 2018
Express advising appointments (same day)

To schedule an Express advising appointment:

  • On-campus students must come during business hours to our office in Life Sciences A-wing (LSA) Room 189 and schedule an appointment in person.
  • Online students must call during business hours to make an appointment. Call 480-727-6277 and press option 3 to speak with the front desk. 

Express advising (same day) appointments are available during the following times:

  • Monday: 8:30 - 10:30 a.m., 3 - 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 8:30 - 10:30 a.m., 3 - 5 p.m.
  • Thursday: 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
  • No Friday express advising


Michael Angilletta

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Serena Christianson
Academic Success Coordinator

Christianson is the lead coordinator for all career and internship-related programming and advising for SOLS. She also manages undergraduate communications in addition to advising for academic and extracurricular success.

Brittnie Donzella
Academic Success Specialist

Donzella is an adviser in the School of Life Sciences. Her emphasis is working with the online student population.

Virginia Downing
Academic Success Manager

Downing currently serves as the Academic Success Manager which includes working with curriculum, training new advisors, overseeing the Biology Learning Resource Center and SOLS Ambassadors.

Ivy Esquibel
Academic Success Coordinator

Ivy helps match students with relevant, high-impact experiences to complement their education and help them achieve their goals. Ivy promotes SOLS in the community and works with student development and retention.

Cora McHugh
Student Services Assistant

McHugh assists students at the advising front office. As a graduate of the School of Life Sciences, she enjoys talking with students about science-related topics, undergraduate research, birds, books and traveling.

Jessica Pearce
Student Services Coord Assoc

Pearce assists students in the front office with general questions and can help with more in-depth processes like Academic Record Changes, Requests for a Grade of Incomplete, and is a Faculty Roster Contact.

Scot Schoenborn
Assoc Director Academic Svcs

Schoenborn has managed academic advising in the School of Life Sciences for the past ten years. He takes a transformational approach to his advising, inspiring students to reach their full academic and career potential.

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Academic Success Specialist
LSA 427 E. Tyler Mall
Emily Vedder
Academic Success Specialist

Vedder has been with ASU since 2016. She advises not only on-campus Life Sciences students, but ASU Online Life Sciences students across the country and the world.