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Is this your first year at ASU?

First-year students (not including new online students) receive advising support in Armstrong Hall.

First-year advising


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.

Operating Hours & Location

Our front office is location is Life Sciences Building A (LSA) Room 189

Advising appointments are being offered via Zoom video meetings, telephone, or email exchanges. We are also offering face-to-face appointments 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. You must have access to a computer and your My ASU account during your appointment.

All appointments are scheduled in MST (Mountain Standard Time).

  1. Click on the maroon Schedule Now button.
  2. Log in with your student ID.
  3. Create a username and password.
  4. Provide a phone number for your advising session.
  5. 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.
  6. If you have trouble making an advising appointment, call (480) 727-6277.



On-campus advising team

Academic Success Advisor

Anderson is an Academic Success Advisor in SOLS joining the team in 2021. He enjoys advising students and making a positive impact on their university experience.

Academic Success Advising Coordinator

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.

Academic Success Advisor

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.

Academic Success Advisor

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.

Assistant Director of Undergraduate Advising

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.

Academic Success Advisor

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.

Academic Success Advisor

Penaloza is part of the SoLS advising team, where she is an Academic Success Advisor.

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.

Online advising team

Academic Success Advising Coordinator

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.

Academic Success Advisor

Garcia is an Online Academic Success Specialist for the School of Life Sciences.

Academic Success Advisor

Griffin has been with ASU since 2020. His main goal is to provide students with the support and resources they need to be successful in reaching their academic or professional goals.

Academic Success Advisor

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.

Academic Success Advising Coordinator

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.

Academic Success Advisor

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.

Associate Director Academic Services

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.

Academic Success Advising Coordinator, Prehealth

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.

Academic Success Advisor

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.

Contact School of Life Sciences on-campus advising


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.

Contact School of Life Sciences online advising