How to Make an Academic Advising Appointment

Scheduling an advising appointment varies depending on which college you are in.

Sometimes you call to make an appointment while other times you make an appointment online. This page provides an overview of how to schedule an advising appointment for your undergraduate college.

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Carlson School of Management

All students in the Carlson School Undergraduate Program are assigned a full-time professional advisor.

Scheduling an Appointment

There are multiple ways to schedule a 30-minute appointment with your assigned academic advisor.

Schedule an Appointment Online

You can also call (612) 624-3313 or visit the Undergraduate Program office via our virtual front desk or 2-190 Hanson Hall to schedule an appointment. We are open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.  

Drop-In Advising

Current students may meet with an academic advisor for 5-10 minutes for virtual drop-in advising at z.umn.edu/ugdropin during the school year to discuss the following:

  • Registration questions
  • One Time Late Withdrawal procedure
  • Connections to resources
  • Academic policy questions
  • General questions that may take less than 10 minutes to discuss

Drop-in advising is available:

  • 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
  • 12:30-3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

*Due to new student orientation, limited drop-in advising is available during June, July, and August. If you are planning to visit during this time, please call 612-624-3313 to confirm that someone will be available to meet with you.

College of Biological Sciences

Scheduling an Appointment

Current College of Biological Sciences (CBS) students can schedule an advising appointment with a CBS Academic Advisor multiple ways.

Schedule an Appointment Online 

You can also call (612) 624-9717 or visiting CBS Student Services in 3-104 Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB) to schedule an appointment at the front desk. Our office is open from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Drop-in Advising

Current CBS Students and students with a CBS minor may meet with an academic advisor for 10-15 minutes during virtual drop-in advising hours. Drop-in advising hours are limited between semesters.

Students interested in transferring to CBS from another UMNTC college should attend a transfer information session before meeting with a CBS advisor.

College of Continuing and Professional Studies

Scheduling an Appointment

All CCAPS students should schedule their academic advising appointments with their Academic Advisor online.

Schedule an Appointment Online

College of Design

Scheduling an Appointment

Current College of Design (CDES) students may schedule an appointment with their academic advisor by using online scheduling or by calling CDES Student Services at 612-624-1717 or 612-626-3690.

Schedule an Appointment Online

Appointments are available online, in-person, or by phone.

College of Education + Human Development

Scheduling an Appointment

Call CEHD Student Services at (612) 625-3339 to schedule an appointment with your advisor, or schedule an appointment online through their individual profiles.

Schedule an Appointment Online

CEHD Student Services is located in Room 360 of the Education Sciences Building and is open 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday during the school year. Advising appointments are offered in-person, over Zoom/Google Hangouts, or the phone. 

Drop-in advising will be hosted over Zoom; check with your advisor for their weekly availability. 

If you are having a difficult time finding an appointment time that works for you online or over the phone, contact your advisor directly. 

College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences

Students who have been admitted to the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS) will be assigned an academic advisor. 

Scheduling an Appointment

Current CFANS students can schedule an advising appointment with their CFANS Academic Advisor in one of two ways.

Schedule an Appointment Online

You can also call 612-301-2389, email [email protected], or visit our CFANS Advising and One Stop Student Center to schedule an appointment at the front desk located in 130 Coffey Hall from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Drop-in Advising

Drop-in advising is only available to current CFANS students.  Current students may meet with an academic advisor for 10-15 minutes during drop-in advising hours.

Drop-in advising is available for the following:
  •  Add-Drop (One Time Drop)
  •  Course equivalencies
  •  Schedule verification and changes (current semester)
  •  Quick questions (liberal education requirements)
  •  Quick overview of APAS
  •  Petition procedures (information about the process) 

College of Liberal Arts

Scheduling an Appointment

All CLA students should schedule their academic advising appointments with their Academic Advisor online. 

Schedule an Appointment Online

Students can also call or stop by their assigned advising office to schedule an appointment.

575 Heller Hall
271 19th Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612-626-7714

16 Johnston Hall
101 Pleasant St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612-625-2020

Martin Luther King, Jr. Program
33 Appleby Hall
128 Pleasant St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612-625-2300

President's Emerging Scholars
2 Appleby Hall
128 Pleasant St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612-624-7729

All offices are open from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

​​Drop-In Advising

Students who are currently enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts are welcome to utilize our drop-in advising hours in their assigned advising offices. Drop-in advising is limited to a 5 to 10 minute session. In general, drop-in hours are held 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, but each office may have their own drop-in advising hours so it is best to call.

College of Science & Engineering

Scheduling an Appointment

There are three ways to schedule an academic advising appointment in CSE.

Schedule an Appointment Online

You can also call 612-624-2890 or go to the CSE Academic Advising office at 10 Church Street SE, Suite 300 (use southwest entrance), from Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Registration Appointments

  • Pre-major students: You will receive an email when it’s time to sign up for a registration appointment. Be sure to schedule an appointment right away. You cannot register until you have met with your advisor.
  • Students admitted to their major: Work with your department to determine whether you need to schedule a registration appointment with your faculty or departmental advisor.

Appointments unrelated to registration should be made 2-3 weeks in advance. For urgent needs, utilize drop-in hours.

Drop-in Hours

CSE Academic Advising drop-in hours are 2:00–4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday during the semester via Zoom. You must be checked in by 3:45 p.m. Use these 5-10 minute meetings to talk with an advisor about:

  • One-time-only late withdrawal
  • Concern about a current class
  • Referrals to resources and programs
  • Liberal education requirements
  • College or University academic policies

Drop-in hours are for current CSE students only. University of Minnesota students who are interested in transferring to CSE from another college should review the Transfer from within the University information and connect with the CSE Transfer Admission Counselor – [email protected]. During school breaks and in the summer, check with CSE Academic Advising for drop-in availability.

School of Nursing

Schedule an Appointment

BSN students can schedule an appointment with an academic advisor online.

Schedule an Appointment Online

The Office of Student & Career Advancement Services is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.  We are located in 2-139 Weaver-Densford Hall and our phone number is 612-625-7980.

If you are located on the Rochester campus, phone and online meetings are available. If you prefer one of these options, please specify this on your intake form.

Drop-In Advising

During fall and spring semesters, students are welcome to meet with an academic advisor during drop-in hours for a quick session (5-10 minutes). Drop-in advising is typically available one day per week.

The following are examples of what you might talk about during drop-in sessions:

  • Schedule verification
  • Eligibility for a 13-credit exemption
  • Search for classes that fulfill a particular liberal education requirement
  • Referrals to resources

Drop-in advising is not available during summer and winter breaks. 

University Honors Program

Scheduling an Appointment

Current University Honors Program students can schedule an advising appointment with their Academic Advisor in one of three ways.

Schedule an Appointment Online

You can also call 612-624-5522 or visit the program office in 310 Northrop open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday to schedule an appointment.

If you are not able to come for an in-person appointment, advisors are also available for phone and online meetings. Please contact your advisor to set up a distance meeting.  

Drop-in Advising

Current students may meet with an academic advisor for 10-15 minutes during drop-in advising hours. Drop-in advising is available from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday during the academic year. Drop-in advising hours are limited between semesters.