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Is this your first year at ASU?

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

First-year advising


Rebecca (Becky) Polley
Manager, Academic Programs Office
Phone: (480) 965-5768
Office: ISTB4 7th Floor (SESE main office)

Kelli Wallace
Academic Success Specialist
Phone: (480) 727-3584
Office: ISTB4 7th Floor (SESE main office)

Rebecca (Becca) Dial
Academic Support Specialist, Sr (Honors’ Advisor)
Phone: (480) 965-2213
Office: ISTB4 7th Floor (SESE main office)

Advisor Responsibilities

  • Assist students in the planning of their academic schedules 
  • Clarify requirements, policies, and procedures 
  • Help track progress towards graduation 
  • Evaluate transfer credit needed for our degree programs (geology, astronomy, and earth science courses only)

When to seek advising

  • New students (freshmen and transfer) 
  • Students on probation or with deficiencies 
  • Current ASU student changing major to Earth and Environmental Studies or Earth and Space Exploration 
  • Students seeking a minor in astronomy, astrophysics, or geological sciences
  • Questions regarding policies and procedures 
  • Repeating Courses 
  • Course selection for upcoming semesters 
  • Questions regarding progress towards graduation 
  • Advising holds/E-advisor holds on your account

To access the online appointment scheduler, please click here

Students must have their SUNCARD or at least their 10 digit affiliate ASU ID number (beginning with 1000 or 1200) and photo ID when meeting with an advisor. If a student is running late or cannot make the scheduled appointment, he/she should notify the advisor with whom the appointment is scheduled ASAP. Students arriving late may be asked to reschedule their appointment.

Walk-in Advising

Walk-in advising is a 10-15 minute check-in with an advisor for items such as making sure your class schedule is correct, doing a graduation check, getting answers for quick questions, having forms signed, or talking about adding a minor.

If you are a prospective ASU student, recently admitted student, have an academic advising hold, or you want to change your major or add a concurrent degree, please use the link above to schedule a full 30-minute appointment. 

Barrett Honors students should email Becca Dial ( to set a time to meet.

The walk-in advising calendar is here.

Students should do the following to prepare for an advising appointment:

  • Make sure you know where your appointment is located on campus.
  • Check your Major Map and run your DARS (PDF) report to review your degree requirements.
  • Read the course descriptions and prerequisites for courses before coming to an advising session.
  • Make a list of questions and bring it to the appointment.
  • Make a tentative class schedule if planning to discuss registration.
  • Bring any forms that require advisor review and signatures. This includes items such as SAP reviews, petitions, consortium agreements, etc. The advisor expects that the student will already have filled out his/her portion of these forms. Failure to do so could result in an appointment being rescheduled or a follow-up appointment being needed.
  • Bring paper and a pen to take notes.

Faculty Mentoring

All new SESE majors have a Faculty Mentoring Milestone listed as a critical requirement on their Major Map in Terms 2 and 4.  The purpose of this requirement is to help connect you with a faculty member working in your field to get some of the bigger picture questions answered and to help you work towards meeting your long-term goals while you are still an undergraduate.  Your faculty mentor can help you figure out what things you need to do to start preparing for graduate school or finding a job in your chosen field, or they may be able to help you pinpoint the different types of things you can do with your specific degree.  It is a good way to connect with SESE in a different way and find opportunities that you otherwise may not know about. 


  1. Don’t wait until the last week of the semester to contact your mentor for a meeting, because you probably won’t be able to get one. 
  2. Make sure to use your ASU email address with the extension when emailing faculty so they recognize you are affiliated with the university.  Your email is also much less likely to end up in their junk folder using your email.

ASSIGNED MENTORS:  Click here to find the name and email for your assigned faculty mentor.