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Undergraduate Advising | SIS

Welcome to the SIS Undergraduate Advising Office

Located in SIS 103, we are 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. 

We are open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Advisors establish their own appointment and express advising schedules within these hours. 

You may contact the office at sisadvisors@american.edu or 202-885-1639. (Advisor-specific contact information is listed below.) Our fax number is 202-885-2494 (please write “ATTN: Undergraduate Advising” on the cover page). 

Current Students 

Students are assigned to advisors by last name as outlined below. Students are strongly encouraged to use the Self-Service Advising menu located on the right side of this page prior to meeting with an advisor. 

Students can meet with advisors in two different ways –by appointment or during Express Advising.

Appointments are offered in thirty-minute increments throughout the academic year, with the exception of the two week Add/Drop periods at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters. 

Appointments allow for more substantial advising conversations than Express Advising and are available in-person or via Phone or Skype for your convenience. To ensure appointments are productive, students should bring lists of questions, forms, intended schedules, etc., to their meetings and should come prepared to take notes.

Students can schedule appointments with their assigned advisors online at least one day in advance.

Express Advising is a same-day, first-come first-served advising service meant to provide answers to “quick questions” in fifteen minutes or less (planning for graduation or study abroad cannot be done during Express Advising). Advisors may determine that certain issues will require more time and may instruct you to schedule an appointment.

Express Advising is available Monday- Friday from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Express Advising is the only type of advising available during the two-week Add/Drop periods at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters. During Express Advising, students have the option of meeting with the next available advisor or their assigned advisor (wait times vary). 

Prospective Students 

Thinking about applying to SIS as an incoming freshman or transfer student? Please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office for information about Preview Days, Day Visits, and campus tours.

Advisor Contact Information

Advisors are assigned to students by the first letter of their last names. The letters assigned to each advisor are listed below. For general inquiries please contact the Undergraduate Advising Office at sisadvisors@american.edu.

To schedule an appointment with your advisor, go to
www.american.edu/sis/appointment.

Megan Kelly
A - Cha
202-885-2483
advisor_megan@american.edu

Express Advising Hours: M, T, Th 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Julie Wickham
Che - F
202-885-1609
advisor_julie@american.edu

Express Advising Hours: T, W, Th 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Justina Grubor

Assistant Director, Undergraduate Advising
G - Hen
202-885-1705
advisor_justina@american.edu

Express Advising Hours: T, W, F 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

202-885-2466
Express Advising Hours: T, W, F 10 a.m.- 12 p.m.

Lin - Om
202-885-1642
Express Advising Hours: M, Th 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., F 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

On-Sk
Express Advising Hours: T, W, Th 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

SL - Z
202-885-1608
Express Advising Hours: T, Th, F 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Prospective Students can contact sisundergrad@american.edu


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last updated 12 May 2014