Our team of full-time advisors is committed to making your educational experience the best it can be. We will help design your specific educational plan so that no matter what major you choose, you'll be able to connect to co-curricular opportunities and reach your academic goals.
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You are strongly encouraged to schedule your advising appointment in advance using the link at the bottom of this page. You must use your student ID to log in and then you’ll be asked to create a user name and password. Scheduled appointments are 30 minutes in length and can be reserved up to two weeks in advance.
We are offering advising appointments via Zoom video meetings, telephone, or email exchanges. We have limited face-to-face appointments available and these can be requested by calling our office at (480) 727-6277. We are accessible for students Monday - Friday from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (Arizona-MST).
Tardiness and missed appointment policy
Students who are 15 minutes or more late to their advising appointment will be required to reschedule their appointment. If you can no longer participate in your scheduled appointment, you must contact your advisor in advance to notify of the cancellation.
After 2 missed advising appointments, you will not be able to schedule a third appointment on your own through our online scheduling system. You must contact your advisor directly for this appointment request, or call our front office at (480) 727-6277.
Newly admitted students
Newly admitted students will receive a welcome email from the School of Life Sciences advising office within 1-3 days of their official ASU admission. This email contains instructions on how to complete our online Canvas modules for an onboarding process. Once completed, students may schedule an advising appointment with our office.
Steps to schedule an advising appointment for online students
Your 30-minute advising appointment will take place on the phone or via Zoom unless you request an in-person appointment. You must have access to a computer and your My ASU account during your appointment.
All appointments are scheduled in MST (Mountain Standard Time).
- Click on the maroon Schedule Now button.
- Log in with your student ID.
- Create a username and password.
- Provide a phone number for your advising session.
- If you do not receive an advising phone call within five minutes of your appointment time, call (480) 727-6277 and we will address the delay.
- If you have trouble making an advising appointment, call (480) 727-6277.
Dr. Christianson is the senior on-campus SOLS advisor & career/internship coordinator. In 2021 she received ASU’s Excellence in Advising Experienced Advisor Award & the National Outstanding Advising Primary Advising Award.
Corbin has been a part of the ASU community for 4 years as an Academic Success Specialist and joined the School of Life Sciences undergraduate advising team January 2020. He enjoys helping students.
Ditter has worked for ASU for 3 years and joined the SOLS Advising team in January 2020. With an emphasis on personal development, she works closely with students to help them create academic goals and plans of action.
Gibbs has been with the School of Life Sciences since July 2019 and serving as Assistant Director since October 2020. She is an advocate for elevating the successes of our students and providing quality advising.
Glasscock joined the SOLS Advising team in October 2019 as an Academic Success Advisor. She works closely with students to help them develop academic plans and goals.
Penaloza is part of the SoLS advising team, where she is an Academic Success Advisor.
Wladis has been an advisor with the School of Life Sciences since 2020. He has a background in Communication Studies and enjoys helping students navigate their undergraduate experience.
Esquibel helps match students with relevant, high-impact experiences to complement their education and help them achieve their goals. Esquibel promotes SOLS in the community and works with student development and retention.
Garcia is an Online Academic Success Specialist for the School of Life Sciences.
Griffin has been with ASU since 2020. His main goal is to provide a supportive environment for SOLS online students so that they can reach their full academic and career potential.
Hajdarovic has been with ASU for the last 4 years, 3 of them within School of Life Sciences as a Graduate Coordinator Sr. She now works as an Academic Success Specialist, primarily with the online student population.
Kermes is an adviser in the School of Life Sciences. Kermes has a fitness and wellness background that she incorporates into her advising appointments. Kermes serves as an authorized signer for the department.
Nixon is an Academic Success Specialist for the School of Life Sciences. Her aim is to use a holistic approach to encourage well-rounded academic, personal, and professional development.
Schoenborn has managed academic advising in the School of Life Sciences for the past ten years. He takes a transformational approach to his advising, inspiring students to reach their full academic and career potential.
Stone joined the SOLS team in January 2020 as an Academic Success Coordinator. She will be working to provide pre-health resources for online students in SOLS.
Ziccarelli has been with ASU since 2017. Her main goal is to provide a supportive environment for School of Life Sciences online students so that they can reach their full academic and career potential.
Routine advising questions
Email the on-campus advising team with your questions. Include your student ID and detailed information about your question or situation. We will respond within 2 business days.
Email the online advising team with your questions. Include your student ID and detailed information about your question or situation. We will respond within 2 business days.