Academic Advising

Graduate Academic Advising

Currently enrolled graduate students in the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) should contact the administrative coordinator to find out advisor assignments. Faculty advisors are assigned by program, either alphabetically by last name or by program concentration.

Undergraduate Academic Advising

Faculty and professional academic advisors advise currently enrolled undergraduate students in CHHS. Initially, freshmen and transfer students meet advisors at the orientation program to be advised for their first semester of enrollment. Once enrolled, students should initiate a meeting with their advisor at least once a semester. Students are assigned to an academic advisor based on their program of study, number of credits completed, and alphabetically by last name or by program concentration.

Students should plan ahead and request an appointment with an advisor well ahead of the day they are eligible to register for the next term, a date that can be found in Patriot Web or by checking the semester Academic Calendar for Priority Registration Dates and Registration Time Tickets.

Making an Advising Appointment: If your assigned advisor is located within the Office of Student Affairs, please make an appointment through the GMU SSC Campus scheduling system. Appointments can also be made by calling 703-993-1901 or emailing Alternatively, you can stop by the office in Robinson Hall B402 during our walk-in advising hours: Mondays from 1 to 4 p.m. and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. If your assigned advisor is located within your academic department, please follow the instructions for making an appointment located on the appropriate advising page (see links below).

Preparing for a Successful Academic Advising Session: This information will help you get the most out of your academic advising meeting.

Advisor Assignments by Academic Department

Program Planning Advising Sheets

The advising team has created program planning sheets to provide a semester-by-semester breakdown of recommended course sequencing to complete the degree programs within four years. While these are a great tool to help you stay on track, please continue to see your advisor at least once per semester. View the program planning advising sheets.


The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law established to protect the privacy of student records. The CHHS Office of Student Affairs, faculty, and staff abide by these privacy guidelines. Confidential student information will not be communicated to a third party, including immediate family members, without the expressed consent of the student, except when allowed under FERPA law.