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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

Advisors

Rebecca (Becky) Polley
Manager, Academic Programs Office
E-mail: Rebecca.Polley@asu.edu
Phone: (480) 965-5768
Office: ISTB4 7th Floor (SESE main office)

Kelli Wallace
Academic Success Specialist
E-mail: Kelli.Wallace@asu.edu
Phone: (480) 727-3584
Office: ISTB4 7th Floor (SESE main office)

Rebecca (Becca) Dial
Academic Support Specialist, Sr (Honors’ Advisor)
E-mail: bdial@asu.edu
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).  Please call 480-965-6506 to schedule an appointment.
  • 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/eAdvisor holds on your account

If you are in your first year at ASU or are a prospective ASU student:

Advising for all freshman, incoming transfer students, and any prospective future ASU students pertaining to SESE majors is done by the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences First-Year Advising Center in Armstrong Hall. Please call 480-965-6506 to schedule an appointment.  You can click the First-year advising button at the top of the page to visit the College's web page for more information.


Barrett Honors students 

Becca Dial is the advisor for SESE majors in Barrett Honors College.  Please email her at bdial@asu.edu to set a time to meet.


Scheduled advising appointments for all other students (30 minutes)

If you have an advising hold, are a continuing student who has been at ASU for more than a year and want to change your major or add a concurrent degree, or need a full 30-minute appointment to talk about how things are going, please use our online scheduling system (link below) to view the upcoming available appointments and reserve a time to meet. 

Students must have their SUNCARD or at least their 10 digit affiliate ASU ID number (beginning with 1000 or 1200) and photo ID when checking in to meet 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.

To access our online appointment scheduler, please click here.


Walk-in Advising (10-15 minutes)

Walk-in advising is a quick 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 by an advisor (student portion of form must be completed prior to arrival)
  • Talking about adding a minor

Walk-ins are for continuing ASU students only.  Students can drop in any time during the time set for walk-in advising, but students are seen on a first come, first serve basis.  The last student will be taken 15 minutes prior to the end time listed on the walk-in calendar.  Please plan to arrive early to make sure you get a chance to see an advisor.  It is a good idea to call our front desk at 480-965-5081 to verify that walk-ins are going on as planned before travelling to our office.

To view the walk-in calendar, please click 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. 

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  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 @asu.edu 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 @asu.edu email.

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