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Advising

What we do

Academic Advisors work with you to create a challenging academic program to launch your career. You meet with your advisor at least once each semester to plan your course schedule.

undergraduate advising

The SOC Undergraduate Advising Office is located in Room 300 of the Mary Graydon Center on the main campus of American University. The office is open from 9:00a.m. to 6:00p.m. Mondays through Fridays, except on University holidays.  All undergraduate academic advising appointments should be made using SOC's advising appointment calendar online. It is not possible to schedule a same day appointment; an appointment can be scheduled up until midnight the day before the appointment. Walk-in appointments are also available during the fall and spring semester. 

graduate advising

The SOC Graduate Office is located in the Mary Graydon Center Building, Room 328.During the semester, walk-in appointments  are available from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., Monday - Friday. For an appointment at another time, please contact Jean McGee at 202-885-2078 or via e-mail jmcgee@american.edu.