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Is this your first year at ASU?

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

First-year advising

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Our team of full-time advisors is committed to making your educational experience the best it can be. We will help design your specific educational plan so that no matter what major you choose, you'll be able to connect to co-curricular opportunities and reach your academic goals.

When to schedule a regular advising appointment

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

  • 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

To schedule an advising appointment

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 business days. 

Location and hours

The advising front office is located in the Life Sciences A-wing (LSA) Room 189.

Missed-appointment policy 

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 contact the advising office in person or by phone (480) 727-6277. Your appointment will be limited to a 15-minute same day appointment. The number of missed appointments per student resets to zero at the beginning of each semester.

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Your 30-minute advising appointment will be held in the undergraduate advising office, LSA 189. 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 or via Zoom 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.




Same-Day 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 (online students)
  • Junior check-in
  • Long-term planning (or any planning besides next semester)
  • Probation success planning
  • Study abroad planning

Fall 2019
Same-day advising appointments

To schedule a same-day 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. 

Same-day appointments are available during the following times in 20-minute intervals:

  • Monday: 8:30 am - 11:10 am, 2:00 pm - 4:40 pm
  • Tuesday: 10:10 a.m. - 1:10 p.m., 1:30 - 4:10 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 8:30 - 11:10 a.m., 2:00 pm - 4:40 p.m.
  • Thursday: 10:10 a.m. - 1:10 p.m., 1:30 - 4:10 p.m.
  • Friday: 2:00 - 3:00 pm

 Same day appointment slots are available on a first come, first served basis. 

Michael Angilletta
Professor and SoLS Associate Director

Angilletta combines models and experiments to understand how animal populations adapt to changing environments.

Gabriel Bushnell
Student Services Coord Assoc

Bushnell assists students at the advising front office with scheduling, overrides, and general questions. In his freetime, he enjoys going to concerts, spending time outside, and playing basketball.

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 Coordinator

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

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.

Marlene Garcia
Academic Success Specialist

Marlene is an Academic Success Specialist for the School of Life Sciences.

Jenny Gibbs
Manager, Academic Advising

Gibbs has been the Academic Success Manager in the School of Life Sciences since July 2019. She is an advocate for increasing access to higher education and elevating the successes of our students.

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Amy Glasscock
Academic Success Specialist

Amy joined the SOLS Advising team in October 2019 as an Academic Success Specialist. She works closely with students to help them develop academic plans and goals.

Amina Hajdarovic
Academic Success Specialist
Yanet Penaloza
Student Services Assistant

Penaloza is part of the SoLS advising team, where she assists in all front office operations. Penaloza is currently pursuign her M.Ed in Higher and Post-secondary education at Arizona State University.

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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Emily Vedder
Academic Success Coordinator

Vedder has been with ASU since 2016. She also oversees the Learning Resource Center, SOLS Ambassadors, and the SOLS Undergraduate Newsletter.

Shea Ziccarelli
Academic Success Specialist

Ziccarelli has been with ASU since 2017. Her main goal is to provide a supportive environment for SoLS online students so that they can reach their full academic and career potential.