academic advising

The mission of academic advising at ASU is to further the teaching mission of the university by providing quality, accessible advising to all students.

Express/walk-in advising is offered every Wednesday, 9am - 12noon and 2 - 4pm in UCENT 400.

Please note: there will be no express/walk-in advising on Wed Apr 25 due to a departmental event.

Academic advisors help students successfully transition to the university and make progress towards their educational goals and graduation. Advisors are part of the educational process providing academic information and guidance to help students understand curricula, policies, and procedures. Academic advising is a collaborative teaching relationship among academic advisors, students, faculty and the university community. Working with advisors, students identify academic and career goals, create and implement plans, and assume responsibility for their education. The School of Public Affairs offers service and support for our undergraduate and graduate students.

Academic & student services team:

Charlene Becher
charlene.stapleton@asu.edu
Manager, Academic Programs

Mark Reed
mbreed@asu.edu 
Graduate Academic Advisor
Graduate Admissions Coordinator

Melissa Bryant
melissa.bryant@asu.edu
Undergraduate Academic Advisor
BS Public Service & Public Policy (campus-based, all concentrations)
BAS, Emergency Management

Brett Patterson
brett.patterson.mba@asu.edu 
Undergraduate Academic Advisor
BS Public Service & Public Policy (ASU online)
BA/BS, Urban and Metro Studies

Location: Advisors’ offices are located in the University Center 4th floor, Suite 400 on the Downtown Phoenix campus. [Campus Map]

Fall 2017: Express advising is offered every Wednesday, 9am - 12noon and 2 - 4pm in UCENT 400.

Phone: (602) 496-0450

Department email: spa@asu.edu

Common subjects discussed in advising appointments include:

  • Course sequencing and mandatory advising
  • Transfer coursework evaluation
  • Academic difficulties, including probation and disqualification

Common subjects discussed through e-mail include:

  • Course requirements
  • “How do I” questions
  • Prospective student questions
  • Withdrawal, drop/add, incomplete clarification
  • Dates and general requirements
  • Guidance to other university resources

***Please include your student ID number in all emails to your advisor***