Welcome to the Office of Undergraduate Advising & Student Services
Location: Bowman Hall 105
Office Hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday-Friday (Drop-in advising hours: Dec. 3-Dec. 21 and Jan. 2-Jan. 18 are 9:00-11:30 am and 1:15-4:00 pm)
Advisors not available between noon and 1:00pm
Our 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.
Kent State University undergraduate students are required to meet with their academic advisor in the college once per semester. 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 (temporarily located in Manchester Hall for summer 2018) or 120 Wright Hall for students participating in the Learning Community. Faculty advisors are housed within each individual academic department.
Meeting with your academic advisor will ensure that you…
- Stay on track academically (help you review and update your GPS plan)
- Discuss your ideas for future coursework
- Remove your registration pin allowing you to enroll in upcoming semester courses
Advisors will see students on a drop-in basis weekdays December 3-21 from 9:00-11:30 am and 1:15-4:00 pm in 105 Bowman Hall. No appointment will be needed to meet with an advisor during this time and it can fulfill required advising for Spring 2019 registration.
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) drop-in question.
If the schedule is full, please try again after 8:00 am when the next day’s appointments (in the two-week window) become available.
Prospective Transfer Students
Are you trying to decide where or when to apply to Kent State and pursue a major in the College of Arts and Sciences? We can help you to discover the College of Arts and Sciences degree programs, and develop plan for your transfer path to Kent State University. Prospective transfer students may email Ed Butch, Senior Director of Academic Recruitment and Retention, to setup a meeting. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Newly Admitted Transfer Students
Your first advising appointment with a College of Arts and Sciences Advisor will help you to facilitate a successful transition to Kent State. Spring 2019 Admitted transfer students are required to meet with an advisor before registering for their first semester classes.
If you are a new incoming transfer student who has been admitted to Kent State, and you will be starting your first semester in Spring 2019 sign up below to request a College of Arts and Sciences transfer appointment. An advisor will contact you within 1-2 business days to schedule an advising appointment.