Academic Advising for Graduate Programs Frequently Asked Questions

Academic Advising is an important feature of Kogod both our on-campus and online programs offer dedicated staff members to assist in your needs.

Advising Appointments for the Online Programs

Students currently enrolled in the Online MBA or Online MS Analytic Program should contact

Schedule an Appointment

For phone assistance, please call 1-844-KSB-AU00 or 1-844-572-2800. Support is available 24/7.

Students who are interested in applying to either the Online MBA or Online MS Analytic Program should click here for more information.

Advising Appointments for the On-Campus Programs

Students currently enrolled in an on-campus program are strongly encouraged to schedule an appointment for a dedicated time to meet to discuss their questions or concerns.

Schedule an Appointment

Students who have not yet been admitted but would like information regarding on-campus graduate programs or who have questions related to the application/admission requirements should contact or call 202-885-1913.

Advisors post appointments based on availability

  • Appointments are 30 minutes
  • Choice of either in person or via phone
  • Phone appointments require contact phone number

Skype can also be used for weekly appointments.

Monday through Thursday, after 5:00 p.m.

  • Available upon request with advance notice
  • Please email your Graduate Advisor directly at to arrange a meeting.

If you cannot make your appointment, please update in the online scheduling system or email as soon as possible.

Registration: On-Campus

The students in the following programs register themselves for courses: MS Accounting, MS Finance, MS Sustainability Management, MS Real Estate, MS Taxation, MS Analytics and online Master of Business Administration.

The students in the following programs are registered by their advisor: Full Time Master of Business Administration (including Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration, Legum Register/Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts/Master of Business Administration), the Professional Master of Business Administration and MS in Marketing. Your advisor will contact you to confirm your registration.

Registration Dates are set by the Office of the University Registrar. Once the registration period opens, students are assigned a registration date and time. Students can view their assigned date within Eagle Service-Student Planning. Eagle Service-Student Planning is a tool students use to build a registration plan and schedule prior to their registration date. On or after their assigned registration date, students must go back into the Eagle Service-Student Planning tool to register for their selected courses.

Click here for Student Planning FAQs and to view a tutorial.

There are a number of resources you can refer to when selecting courses:

  • Eagle Service-Student Planning: View ALL courses that have been offered at AU.
    Note: Course sections that do not list specific meeting dates/times are not being offered for the upcoming semester, but may be offered in a future semester.
  • Schedule of classes: View ONLY the courses that are going to be offered for the upcoming semester, read course descriptions, access book requirements.
  • Course Catalog: View program requirements by the catalog year for which you were admitted.
  • Academic Advising: Schedule an appointment with your Academic Advisor to review your course plan.
  • Add/drop deadlines and refund allocations for fall and spring semesters are published in the academic calendar and on the summer calendar for summer sessions.
  • Partial to no refund is available for courses withdrawn after the add/drop 100% refund deadline. View the refund policy for withdrawn courses.
  • Late fees are assessed if registration is not started before the first date of class as listed in the academic calendar. As long as at least one course is registered prior to the start of class, no late fee will be assessed.

Learn about the waitlist process here. Note that waitlisted courses may appear available within the Student Planning even though the seats are being reserved for the next person on the waitlist. If you are trying to register for a course and you receive a error message stating the course is full, then it may be that this course has a waitlist. Refer to the Schedule of Classes to determine if a course has a waitlist. It will either indicate OPEN or WAITLISTED. You can view your place on a waitlist within your portal by clicking the Waitlist link.

Students must be enrolled in classes for the Fall/Spring semesters, or must be on an approved Temporary Leave. A maximum of 2 semesters of Temporary Leave may be taken during the entirety of a student's program. To request a leave, submit a Temporary Leave Form to your academic advisor (can be emailed to

If you are considering leaving your program either temporarily or permanently, please make an appointment with your Academic Advisor to discuss what your options are. You can schedule an appointment on this link:

Your bill is generated at the time of registration. View additional information about billing, payment methods, payment plans. For information on tuition and fees info, refer to Tuition Schedule. Information is also available about optional tuition insurance.

Prior to the opening of registration:

  • Be sure that your student account is up to date and all tuition payments and financial obligations are resolved.
    • The AU online registration system will not allow you to register if there are any outstanding obligations on your account.
    • Visit your "Eagle Finance" on to check if you have a stop(s) on your account.
    • Contact AU Central at to resolve any financial obligations.
  • Make an appointment with your academic advisor if desired.
  • Make a plan of the courses you wish to take - be mindful of course availability, prerequisites, meeting times and dates to avoid schedule conflicts.
  • Plan to register early for your preferred courses - online registration is available 24 hours, 7 days a week.
  • Periodically check the online schedule of classes as course availability and professors may change.

Log on to

Click on "Course Registration" on the right hand side and then "AU Course Registration." Follow the directions for adding courses. To waitlist:

Select "Yes" under "Waitlist?" on the online registration screen to place you on the course's waitlist should it fill up before your registration can be processed.

Check your AU email every day so you don't miss the opportunity to register for a course for which you are on the waitlist. The way the process work is:

  • If someone drops the course and if you are first on the waitlist you will be notified through your AU email.
  • You will have until the next evening from receipt of the email to register yourself for the course.
  • If you fail to register during this time period, you will be automatically dropped from the waitlist.

Problems? If you encounter any problems such as your registration failed, you need instructor consent, or clarification of any notations, etc. please contact your Kogod Graduate Advisor.

Independent Study

Registration for independent study requires the advice, coordination, and approval of your Graduate Academic Advisor to:

  • Discuss the general nature of an independent study
  • Review how the credit hours would apply to the degree
  • Clarify requisite faculty and/or department chair approvals.
  1. Meet with your Graduate Academic Advisor to discuss interest in an independent study and to learn of the appropriate KSB Faculty supervisor.
  2. Meet with the KSB Faculty supervisor to discuss the scope of the independent study.
  3. Complete the required AU Independent Study Registration Form.

Internship Registration FAQs

Students may receive academic credits for approved internships. Please note that the information below pertains to students enrolled in an on-campus graduate program only.

  • Students with an AU established GPA of 3.0 or higher may choose to register for 1, 2, or 3 credits.
    Internship Requirements
      Number of Credits 1 2 3
      Min. Number of Internship Hours 70 140 210
  • Students may not receive credit twice for the same internship at the same company, unless the internship positions or work experiences are different.
  • A maximum of 3 credits of internship credit may be used to satisfy electives within certain programs. Consult with your advisor to determine how internship for credit will fit into your academic plan.
  • Internships must be taken Pass/Fail (not for a letter grade).
  • Internships must be completed during the semester for which the credit is registered and students may not earn credit retroactively for a previous internship.
  • Internships for credit may be paid or unpaid, but must be substantive in nature requiring no more than 15% of low-level administrative responsibilities.
  • Students must secure their internship before they can begin the registration process.

For help with your internship search, contact a Kogod Career Advisor.

  • F-1 visa holders must have lived and studied in the U.S. for one academic year, excluding summer, in order to be eligible.
  • Students who have completed previous internships at other U.S. institutions should consult with ISSS to determine how multiple internships may impact their eligibility for CPT.
  • Registration of internship credit is required in order to initiate CPT work authorization process. Consult with ISSS for details. Registration of credit takes 1-2 days, at which point ISSS will start your CPT paperwork, which can take up to 3-5 business days. You may not intern before the start date issued on your CPT. Plan ahead to ensure all paperwork is completed on time.
  1. Consult with your academic advisor to determine if you are eligible to pursue an internship for credit.
  2. Complete the internship registration form being sure to answer every question and leave no field blank.

    Note: Course number is subject prefix (ex ACCT), course number (691), section number (001 for 1 cr, 002 for 2 cr, 003 for 3 cr). Example: student doing a 3-credit Management internship would use MGMT-691-003.
  3. Obtain Faculty Advisor Signature. Meet with the faculty advisor to determine learning outcomes, review syllabus outlining academic requirements to earn the credit.
    • Accounting: Emily Lindsay, CPA, KSB 14, (202) 885-1902
    • Finance: Caitlin Stefanescu, T49, (202) 885-1952
    • Information Systems: Dr. Richard Gibson, KSB 230, (202) 885-2735
    • International Business: Bob Sicina, KSB 230, (202) 885-1858
    • Management: Serge Pires da Motta Veiga, T30, (202) 885-1489
    • Marketing: Anusree Mitra, KSB 21, (202) 885-1975
    • Real Estate: Catalin Stefanescu, T49, (202) 885-1952
    • Taxation: Donald Williamson, KSB 209, (202) 885-1942
  4. Obtain ISSS signature if you are an international student.
  5. Obtain employer signature. No other information from your employer will be needed.
  6. Submit completed form, with all required signatures, to your advisor, or email to Your advisor will submit to the registrar's office for processing. Please allow 1-2 days.