Academic Advising

Notice Regarding Academic Advising

Effective March 16, all Kent State University campuses are closed until further notice to slow transmission of COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) and remain consistent with recommendations from state health authorities to practice physical distancing. During this time, our academic advisors will assist students remotely.

Schedule an online advising appointment

Meet with an Academic Advisor

Our advising team is here and ready to help you. Advising is currently being done via phone appointment. Appointments can be scheduled by visiting Kent's Advising website. Please choose the location at which you usually attend classes from the dropdown menus: Kent State Geauga-Burton and Kent State Geauga-Twinsburg Academic Center.

Required Advising

  • Freshmen and Sophomores are required to meet with an advisor every semester to schedule classes. You will not be able to register for classes if you do not meet with your 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 Leanne Castillo. 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


  • Associate Degrees (except A.D.N.)
  • Business
  • Communication & Information
  • Digital Sciences
  • Integrative Studies
  • Technical and Applied Studies


Vania Alvarez-Minah


  • AS/AA Degrees
  • Aeronautics and Engineering
  • Architecture & Environmental Design
  • Arts & Sciences (Sociology, Psychology, English)
  • College Credit Plus (CCP)
  • Exploratory

Leanne Castillo

  • College Credit Plus (CCP)
  • BS and BA degrees (except BSN & EHHS)
  • AS and AA degrees (except ADN)

Jeremi Weidner

  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Biology/Chemistry/Physics/Zoology

Courtney Miller

  • Education, Health, & Human Services
  • Nursing:  BSN & Pre-BSN

Danielle Weiser-Cline