Behind the Brain Plaza

Office of Undergraduate Advising and Student Services

You Belong Here.

The Office of Undergraduate Advising and Student Services' goal is to promote student success by creating an on-going partnership between students and advisors.  Academic advisors provide knowledge regarding degree requirements, campus resources to assist students in understanding the value of a liberal arts education.

In the College of Arts and Sciences, all students are advised by professional and faculty advisors.  Professional academic advising office is located in 105 Bowman Hall or 120 Wright Hall for students participating in the Learning Community.  Faculty advisors are housed within each individual academic department.

Required Advising Policy

Kent State freshman, sophomore, and junior undergraduate students are required to meet with their academic advisor in the College once per semester.  An advising hold will be placed on your account to prevent future semester registration until after the required advising appointment.

To avoid registration delays, you should schedule an appointment to meet with your College academic advisor two weeks BEFORE you are able to schedule for the upcoming semester.

Meeting with your academic advisor will ensure that you…
  1. Stay on track academically (help you review and update your GPS plan)

  2. Discuss your ideas for future coursework

  3. Remove your registration pin allowing you to enroll in upcoming semester courses

Schedule an advising appointment

Advising in Arts and Sciences is primarily by appointment.  Students may make an appointment up to two weeks in advance.  The office also offers “Quick Question” advising for students with a short (five minute) walk-in question.

If the schedule is full, please try again after midnight when the next day’s appointments (in the two-week window) become available.

Schedule an Appointment

Roles within Academic Advising

College Advisors... 
  • Interpret University and College policies and procedures (e.g. Kent Core, Foreign language)

  • Offer feedback on program/course schedules

  • Monitor progress toward degree completion

  • Provide referrals to other offices when necessary

Faculty Advisors...
  • As a primary expert in their field of research they may provide advice for internships, graduate school, and careers

  • Assist with major/minor elective courses, and course sequencing