Academic Advising

Meeting with an Academic Advisor is the key to success!

The Kent State Geauga and Twinsburg Academic Center advising team is ready to help you. Advising is currently being done via virtual and phone appointments. Appointments can be scheduled by visiting Kent's Advising website. Please choose the campus location where you take the majority of your classes from the dropdown menus: Kent State Geauga-Burton or Kent State Geauga-Twinsburg Academic Center.

Required Advising

  • Freshmen and Sophomores are required to meet with an advisor every semester to schedule classes. Students will not be able to register for classes if they do not meet with an advisor.
  • New students must be admitted and have taken any required placement tests before meeting with an advisor. For more information, visit our Newly Admitted Students page. 
  • College Credit Plus (CCP) students need to request an appointment with Jeremi Weidner or Matt Fink. For more information, visit our CCP page.
  • Students interested in the Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) must attend an information session before meeting with an advisor. For more information, visit our Nursing ADN page.

Academic Advising plays an essential role in helping students formulate sound educational and career plans based on their interests, abilities, and academic classification.

Students who work with an academic advisor increase their chances for satisfaction and success in completing an academic degree. Proper advising can help students grow intellectually while expediting their degree completion. Undergraduates and graduates are advised in the collegial unit of their major.


College/Area of Concentration


  • AS/AA Degrees
  • Aeronautics and Engineering
  • College of the Arts
  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology
  • Office Technology
  • Psychology


Leanne Castillo


  • AS/AA Degrees
  • College Credit Plus (CCP)
  • College of the Arts and Sciences (except for Computer Science and Psychology)
  • College of Architecture & Environmental Design
  • Criminology and Justice Studies

Matt Fink

  • Allied Health Programs (except for ADN)
  • College Credit Plus (CCP) - Dual Credit Students Only
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and Pre-BSN
  • Middle Childhood Education - students in Advanced Study

Megan Krippel

  • Associate of Applied Science in Nursing (ADN)
  • AS/AA Degrees
  • Communication and Information
  • Integrative Studies
  • Public Health
  • Technical and Applied Studies (ATS and BTAS)

Courtney Miller

  • AS/AA Degrees
  • College Credit Plus (CCP)
  • College of Business Administration - including Business Associate Degrees (Accounting Technology and Business Management Technology)
  • College of Education, Health, and Human Services
  • Exploratory

Jeremi Weidner