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Academic Advising

Student Services Advising hours

Meet with an academic advisor

Advising is primarily by appointment. The Geauga Campus and Regional Academic Center advisors are available both days and evenings. Appointments can be scheduled by calling the Geauga Campus at (440) 834-4187, or the Regional Academic Center at (330) 888-6400 speaking with the receptionist. If you would prefer to e-mail an advisor, scroll down to see the Advisor list.

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 click here: https://www.kent.edu/geauga/newly-admitted-students
  • College Credit Plus students need to request an appointment with Cindy Mako Robinson. For more information click here: https://www.kent.edu/geauga/college-credit-plus-ccp
  • Students interested in the Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) must attend an information session prior to meeting with an advisor. For more information click here: https://www.kent.edu/geauga/nursing-adn 

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.

Walk-in Advising for Spring 2018

During walk-in advising, you may meet with an academic advisor for 10 minutes without having an appointment.

WALK-IN ADVISING SCHEDULE 
DATES DAYS TIMES CAMPUS
January 8 -12 Monday -Friday 9 -11:00 a.m. Regional Academic Center
January 8 -10 Monday -Wednesday 2 -4:00 p.m. Geauga Campus 
January 11 Thursday  2 -4:00 p.m only Geauga Campus 
January 12 Friday No walk-ins Geauga Campus  only
FIRST WEEK OF CLASSES
January 16 -17 Tuesday -Wednesday 9 -5:00 p.m. Regional Academic Center ,Twinsburg
January 18 -19 Thursday -Friday 9 -4:00 p.m. Regional Academic Center, Twinsburg
January 16 -17 Tuesday -Wednesday 9 -5:00 p.m. Geauga Campus, Burton
January 18 Thursday 11 a.m. -6:00 p.m. Geauga Campus
January 19 Friday No walk-ins Geauga Campus only
       
SECOND WEEK OF CLASSES
January 22 -26 Monday -Thursday 9 -11:00 a.m. & 2 -4:00 p.m. Regional Academic Center, Twinsburg
January 22 -25 Monday -Wednesday 9 -11:00 a.m. Geauga Campus, Burton
January 26 Thursday 11 a.m. -6:00 p.m. Geauga Campus, Burton
REGULAR WALK-IN SCHEDULE THROUGH MAY 11
January 29 -May 11 Monday -Friday 12 p.m. -1:00 p.m. Both campuses
ADDITIONAL WALK-IN TIMES
March 5 -9 Monday & Wednesday 10 a.m. -12:00 p.m. & 2 -4:00 p.m. Both campuses

Regular Spring 2018 Semester Advising Schedule by Appointment

DATES DAYS TIMES CAMPUS
Through May 11 Monday -Thursday 8 a.m. -7:00 p.m. Both campuses
  Friday 8 a.m. -5:00 p.m. Both campuses
  Saturday 8 a.m. -4:00 p.m. Regional Academic Center, Twinsburg only
SPRING BREAK: March 26 -30 Monday 8 a.m. -5:00 p.m. Both Campuses
       

Advisors

College/Area of Concentration

Contact

Email

Phone

  • Business
  • Communication & Information
  • Digital Sciences
  •  Integrative Studies

 

Vania Alvarez-Minah

 

 

valvare1@kent.edu

 

330-888-6400

  •  Architecture & Environmental Design
  • Associates Degrees (except A.D.N.)
  • Technical & Applied Studies
  • Certificates
  • Public Health
  • Applied Engineering, Sustainability, & Technology

Dave Chappell

dchappel@kent.edu

440-834-4187

  • Associate Degree in Nursing

Courtney Miller

Jennifer Sayre

cbush2@kent.edu

jsayre2@kent.edu

330-888-6400

  • Education, Health, & Human Services
  • Nursing:  B.S.N. & Pre-B.S.N.

Dave Chappell

dchappel@kent.edu

440-834-4187

  • Arts and Sciences

Carol Ivan

civan3@kent.edu

330-888-6400

  • College Credit Plus (CCP)

Cindy Mako Robinson

cmakorob@kent.edu

330-888-6383

  • Exploratory

Ben Morrison

Jennifer Sayre

bmorri11@kent.edu

jsayre2@kent.edu

440-834-4187