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Undergraduate Advising Resources


At American University, undergraduate academic advising is a collaborative and purposeful partnership between advisors, the AU community, and students. Approached from a holistic perspective, this process considers and respects students' diverse backgrounds, interests, and abilities. Academic advisors facilitate the identification and achievement of the student's educational and professional goals.

Scheduling an Appointment with your Academic Counselor

Students are assigned an Academic Counselor based on their last name. See the breakdown to determine who your Academic Counselor will be.

Nathan Williamson

  • SPA majors with last names beginning between A - J
  • All PPL students
  • All Leadership students

Briana Weadock

  • SPA majors with last names beginning between K - Z

Appointments to meet with one of our professional Academic Counseling staff may be scheduled in any of the following ways:

  • On-line: Click on the link below to access the scheduling system (portal log-in required)
  • In person: Visit the front desk of the Department of Government - Ward 230
  • Via phone: 202-885-6200

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Undergraduates: Please check-in for your appointment at the front desk of the SPA Undergraduate Advising Office in Ward 230

Academic Counselors are available for drop-in meetings at the following times:

  • Monday: 10AM-1PM | 1PM-4PM
  • Tuesday: 10AM-4PM
  • Wednesday: 2PM-5PM
  • Thursday: 10AM-12PM | 2PM-4PM
  • Friday: 10AM-11AM | 2PM-5PM

Drop-in meetings can be used for quick questions, obtaining signatures, internship and independent study registrations, and other low level issues. Drop-in meetings are limited to 10 minutes per meeting and are on a first come, first serve basis.

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