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CAS Undergraduate Advising
Fax: 202-885-2429
Battelle Tompkins, Room 168

Moye, Christina Noami
Administrative Assistant

CAS Undergraduate Advising
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016-8012

How to Meet with Your CAS Academic Counselor

Appointments: Made online with our 24-hour Online Appointment Scheduler and scheduled to last 30 minutes. Appointments are recommended for:

•Registration planning/ clearance
•Choice of major(s)
•Academic program planning; planning for graduation
•Study abroad, internship, or independent studies
•Taking a leave of absence/ returning after an absence
•Academic success



Academic Counseling Team

  • Emily Jones-Green, Director
    Undergraduate Advising, Retention and Recruitment
  • Tyler Atkins-Mose, Assistant Director
    Undergraduate Advising, Retention and Recruitment
  • Shannon Smith Walk-in hours: T 2-4, TH 1:30-3:30
    anthropology, biochemistry, chemistry, environmental studies/science, physics, and undecided sophomores A-H, and undecided first-years A-M.
  • Valerie Rauenzahn Walk-in hours: T 2-4, TH 2-4
    audio production, audio technology, theater, computational science, computer science, music, musical theater, health promotion and undecided sophomore students I-O 
  • Darian Mitchell Walk-in hours: T 2-4, W 12-2
    biology, economics, math and economics, 
    neuroscience, undecided sophomore students P-R 
  • Andrea Malamisura Senior Academic Counselor
    Walk-in hours: T 2-4, TH 10-12
    psychology and public health
  • Jack Ramsay Walk-in hours: T, TH 2-4
    american studies, arab world studies, asian studies, elementary education, history, jewish studies, philosophy, religious studies, women's, gender and sexuality studies, and world languages and area studies
  • Matt Sinclair Walk-in hours: T 2-4, TH 9:30-11:30
    art history, graphic design, literature, sociology, mathematics, statistics, studio art, pre-law and undecided first-years N-Z and undecided sophomore students S-Z.
  • Peer Advisors 

For Dean's Signature

Students needing the Dean's signature should contact their Academic Counselor (who has authority as Dean's designee) for fastest processing. In most cases, the Academic Counselor has the authority and responsibility as the Dean's designee to sign forms, Dean's reports, etc. In cases where a higher level of approval as is necessary, the Academic Counselor will ensure required signature is obtained. For further info:

Walk-In Advising

Walk-ins: Each counselor holds weekly walk-in hours and they are handled on a first come/first served basis. Walk-in advising only focuses on one issue and are limited to 15 minutes. Walk-in advising is appropriate for:

•Emergency affecting academic progress
•Withdrawal from AU
•Late actions concerning registration deadlines
•Signatures on forms
•Registration stops
•Degree audit issues/ graduation clearance
•Sharing positive academic news

Student Confidentiality

Students at American University are protected by the Federal Education Rights Privacy Act (FERPA), 1974. No information about a student's academic performance will be disclosed to anyone outside of the university without written permission from the student.