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School of Business

Meet with an Advisor

Advisement is required

University policy requires that each student meet with an academic advisor each semester before registering for the upcoming semester. When students meet with an advisor, they will review their academic program requirements and discuss progress toward their degrees as well as select courses for the next semester. It is strongly recommended that students maintain current information regarding the program they are pursuing as well as keep copies of any kind of advisement materials they receive from an advisor.

Advisement Locations

Undergraduate Students Location
Accountancy, CMIS, Business Administration, Economics and Finance and Pre-Business Students, Business Administration Minors

Business Student Services, Science East, room 3220 (right entry door)

Graduate Major Location
Accountancy Accounting Department, Vadalabene Center, room 1006
Business Administration Business Student Services, Science East, room 3220 (right entry door)
Computer Management and Information Systems Business Student Services, Science East, room 3220 (right entry door)
Economics and Finance Economics and Finance Department, Alumni Hall 3129
Marketing Research Business Student Services, Science East, room 3220 (right entry door)

Information below applies to the students advised in the Business Student Services Office. Students advised by faculty should contact the appropriate department.

Advisor Availability (Business Student Services)

To provide maximum service to our business students, advisors will be available as follows:

Restricted availability – week 2 to end of week 11 of fall and spring semester advisors will be meeting only with declared undergraduate business majors, pre-business students, undergraduate students applying to the School of Business for the upcoming term, and with admitted graduate students.

Open availability – all other weeks of the year. Advisors will be available to anyone seeking information about admission to the School of Business and about available academic programs.

Appointments (Business Student Services)

You are encouraged to make an appointment to meet with an advisor. Appointments are available for up to a month in advance, and you may make an appointment by calling (618) 650‑3840 or by coming to the office in the Science East Building, room 3220. If you have never met with an advisor in the School of Business or have issues that might take additional time, you are encouraged to make an appointment to see an advisor.

Drop-in Times (Business Student Services)

If you are advised in Business Student Services, you may drop in to see an advisor. Drop-in times are:

Monday: 9:30 to 11 a.m.
Tuesday: 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Names are taken only 1/2 hour before the beginning of the drop-in period. Students are seen in the order they appear on that list. If a student is not present when his/her name is called, we will move to the next student and continue down the list. Students not present when their name was called will be added to the bottom of the list when they return. We make every effort to assist any students who come to drop-in, but when the number of students on the drop-in list exceeds reasonable numbers, we will stop taking names until all students on the list have met with an advisor. (When two advisors are out on the same day for whatever reason, drop-in will be canceled and appointments will be scheduled.)

If you come to drop-in, please be aware that we tend to work quickly with each student in order to see all students on the list during the drop-in period. If you have follow-up questions or want to have more in-depth discussion/planning with an advisor, you are encouraged to make a follow-up appointment to see an advisor or come to drop-in after the busy time has passed.

Phone-in Appointments (Business Student Services)

You also may request a half-hour phone-in appointment to speak with an advisor. Approval for phone-in appointments must be made by the student’s academic advisor. Being prepared and calling on time is crucial for phone-in appointments.

Email (Business Student Services)

Advisors regularly respond to email. If you have a question or need some general information, you may use this method to communicate with an advisor.

Telephone Calls (Business Student Services)

Generally, advisors are not interrupted if they are meeting with students or on the phone. If you call expecting to speak immediately with an advisor, it may be necessary to leave a message. We attempt to promptly return all phone calls as time and resources permit.

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