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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 -- sisadvisors@american.edu. Sending an email directly to your assigned advisor will delay the response time. All emails sent to sisadvisors@american.edu will be responded to by your academic advisor.

Key Resources

SIS Course Modalities For Fall 2020

In response to COVID-19, the university is utilizing a blended mode of learning for the fall semester. The modality of each SIS course is listed here:

Fall 2020 SIS Course Modalities

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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:

Monday
11 am-1 pm
2-4 pm
Tuesday-Friday
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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