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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.

Location and hours

The School of Life Sciences advising office is located in the Life Sciences A-wing (LSA) Room 189.

  • Monday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Friday, 8 a.m.-Noon, 1:30-5 p.m.

We offer same-day appointments Monday-Thursday from 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. These appointments are first-come, first-served and are solely for student questions that are urgent and can be resolved in 20 minutes or less. You must come to LSA 189 to schedule a same-day appointment. These cannot be scheduled by phone, email or the online scheduling system.

Spring 2020 Extended Same-Day Appointments

Our office will be holding all day same-day appointments from January 13 - 17. Appointment times will be from 8:50 - 11:10 am and 1:30 - 3:10 pm each day, still on a first-come, first-served basis. The only exception is there will be no appointments from 1:30 - 2:30 pm on Friday, January 17 due to a School of Life Sciences Assembly Meeting.

Tardiness and missed-appointment policy

Students who arrive 15 minutes late to their advising appointment will be required to reschedule their appointment. If you can no longer attend your scheduled appointment, you must call our office (480) 727-6277 to notify us of the cancellation.



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)

  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 Coordinator

Christianson is the lead coordinator for all career and internship-related programming and advising for SOLS. She brings an enthusiastic approach to personalizing each student's path to academic and professional success.

Academic Success Coordinator

Donzella is an adviser in the School of Life Sciences.

Academic Success Coordinator

Ivy helps match students with relevant, high-impact experiences to complement their education and help them achieve their goals. Ivy promotes SOLS in the community and works with student development and retention.

Manager, Academic Advising

Gibbs has been the Academic Success Manager in the School of Life Sciences since July 2019. She is an advocate for increasing access to higher education and elevating the successes of our students.

Academic Success Specialist

Glasscock joined the SOLS Advising team in October 2019 as an Academic Success Specialist. She works closely with students to help them develop academic plans and goals.

Assoc Director Academic Svcs

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 Coordinator

Vedder has been with ASU since 2016. She also oversees the Learning Resource Center, SOLS Ambassadors, and the SOLS Undergraduate Newsletter.

Online advising team

Academic Success Specialist

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

Academic Success Specialist

Academic Success Specialist

Academic Success Specialist

Ziccarelli has been with ASU since 2017. Her main goal is to provide a supportive environment for SoLS 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