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SIS Graduate Advising

Located in SIS 250, SIS Graduate Academic Advising is here to help you make the most of your SIS experience by providing information, answering questions, and making referrals to School and University partners dedicated to your academic and professional success.

Students are assigned to advisors by academic program as outlined below. Students can meet with their advisors in two different ways – during Express Advising or via appointment.

Beginning Monday, July 20, the IER/IE, IC/IM and EPGA programs will have new academic advisor assignments. For more info, click here


The SIS Graduate Advising office is currently scheduling 30 minute student appointments. Unlike Express Advising, appointments allow for more in-depth advising conversations with students. We particularly encourage new students who have not yet had an advising appointment to consider meeting with their advisor. Appointments are available in-person or via phone or Skype. Appointments are booked online via the link above.  If you have any questions about booking online, please call the Graduate Advising office at 202-885-1690.

Appointments take place during the non-registration periods of the semester. Appointments allow for more substantial advising conversations than Express Advising. They are 30 minutes in length and are scheduled at least one day in advance. Appointments are available in-person or via Phone or Skype for your convenience.

Express Advising takes place during “crunch times,” that is during Add/Drop at the beginning of the semester and Advance Registration in the middle of the semester. Express Advising meetings are scheduled same-day and last no more than 15 minutes in length (many are often shorter). Phone in meetings may be available during Express Advising and can be scheduled in advance by calling the Graduate Advising office.

Should you need to fax anything to our office, you may do so at 202-885-1441.

For general graduate advising information, you may email sisgradadvising@american.edu or call the Graduate Advising Office at 202-885-1690.


Marisa Rivero
Comparative and Regional Studies, International Economic Relations, International Economics

Annie Belott

Colleen Haverkos
MAIR Online (International Relations Online), Master of International Service Online (MIS Online)

Julia Throop
MAIR Online (International Relations Online)