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We are a team of student development professionals in the School of International Service. We inform undergraduate students about the curriculum and the university regulations and assist them in developing their academic and professional goals. By providing a supportive environment, we give students the opportunity to succeed and grow into responsible global citizens.

Please direct all emails to our central address -- Sending an email directly to your assigned advisor will delay the response time. All emails sent to will be responded to by your academic advisor.

Declaring the SIS Major/Minor

  • A 3.0 cumulative GPA is required for entry to an SIS program
  • Browse through the degree requirements for the bachelor's degree at SIS.
  • To see this semester's approved classes, click here.
  • Interested in minoring? SIS undergraduate advisors can meet with your during express hours.

Congrats, Class of 2024!

You will be hearing from the First-Year Advising Team in the coming weeks about next steps. Please make sure to activate your AU email account to receive the most up-to-date information. 

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Advising Appointment

During add/drop and registration, there is express advising all day long. At other times, appointments can be scheduled two weeks in advance. Students are assigned an advisor according to their last name. Unit-based advising begins in the second year. Incoming students are assigned a First-Year Advisor.

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Express Advising

Express advising is for students with quick questions and on a first-come, first-served basis. Students can meet with any available advisor on duty. Hours include:

11 am-1 pm
2-4 pm
10 am-12 pm
2-4 pm

Peer Advising

The SIS Peer Advisors work with second-year students. Peer advisors help students pick classes that suit their interests, discuss success strategies for major courses, provide information on academic policies and procedures, and make appropriate referrals to campus resources.

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