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Undergraduate Advising Information

Frequently Asked Questions

Whether you are seeking information about course requirements, studying abroad, internships, or if you have other advising questions, click on the links below to find your answers.

Course Registration
Academic Requirements and Options
Academic and Grading Policy
New and Transfer Student Information

Advisors are also available to meet with you by appointment or during walk-in hours.

Who is My Academic Advisor?

Kogod uses a team advising model that is set up to assist our students in the most efficient, effective way possible.

In response to student request to meet with the advisor of their choice and have a 24 hour turn around, we utilize a team model made up of four professional Academic Advisors. With this model, you have the flexibility to meet with any advisor who is available or, if you choose, you can schedule an appointment with a specific advisor.

To set up an appointment online with an advisor, click here. For immediate assistance from a member of the Kogod Advising Team email ksbadvising@american.edu or call (202) 885-1914.

What are Academic Advisors? What will they help me do?

Academic advisors help students to plan a course of study that is appropriate to their academic background and intellectual ability, and is consistent with your education and career goals. Academic advisors provide clarification on degree requirements, process transfer and AP credits, provide information on academic resources and certify the completion of graduation requirements.

All students have access to Academic Advising and are encouraged to meet with their advisor during their academic career. Any student that has questions about their academic requirements or progress, as well as those who are experiencing academic distress should speak with their advisor.

Where is Academic Advising for Kogod located?

The Academic Advising team has offices on the first floor of the Kogod Building.

How often should I meet with my advisor?

Students are encouraged to use the advising department as often as needed. All freshman and new transfer students will meet with their advisor during First Year Advanced Training in their first semester. Students who are on academic probation or those that are experiencing academic difficulty are required to meet with their advisors more frequently as determined during the advising session.

How do I make an appointment? 

You can schedule a 30 minute appointment online or take advantage of posted walk-in hours. Each walk-in session is 10 minutes. Stop by KSB 106 to inquire about available advising walk-in hours. 

Click here to learn more about scheduling an appointment with your academic advisor. 

If personal issues are affecting my academic performance, do I need to contact my advisor?

Academic advising is a shared responsibility between the advisor and the student. We recommend that you stay in regular contact with your advisor, especially when you are feeling challenged. Your advisor will work with you to ensure that all courses of action can be considered for a more favorable outcome. He or she also can direct you to other helpful resources on campus.