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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

Schedule an appointment

Contact the advising office via email:
Contact the advising office via phone: 202-885-6200

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

Spring Drop-Ins

  • Monday and Tuesday: 10:00 AM-12:00 Noon
  • Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 1:00 PM-3:00 PM

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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