Academic Advising

The School of Human Evolution and Social Change has two full-time academic advisors committed to enhancing the educational experience of our undergraduate students. We work collaboratively with students at all levels to develop meaningful educational plans that are compatible with each student’s goals. Additionally, our advisors strive to connect anthropology, global health and applied math majors to the myriad of co-curricular opportunities available to students in our school.

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Stefanie Bobar advises students with last names beginning with A–N. She can be reached by e-mail at (please be sure to include your 10-digit ASU student ID number).
Anika Hutchinson advises students with last names beginning with O–Z. She can be reached by e-mail at (please be sure to include your 10-digit ASU student ID number).
Monica Salazar is our student support specialist for graduate and study abroad programs. She can be reached by e-mail at (please be sure to include your 10-digit ASU student ID number).
Sam Mijal is our student services assistant. He supports the advising staff, schedules courses and facilitates the Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program. He can be reached by e-mail at (please be sure to include your 10-digit ASU student ID number).


Students can make an appointment to speak to their advisor through our online scheduling system.

Please note that appointments are scheduled no more than two weeks in advance. If there are no appointments available in the system, it is probably a busy time of year in which appointments fill quickly. Please check back the next day, when more appointments may become available.

All appointments are in person on the Tempe campus, unless noted in the appointment system that you are a new out-of-state transfer student. Our advising office is located in the SHESC building. Students should check in at the front desk in SHESC 233.

walk-in hours

Walk-in advising hours are Tuesdays, 1–4 p.m., and Wednesdays, 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

Students may attend walk-in hours for quick questions and/or to obtain signatures for various forms. Please remember that walk-in appointments are limited to 10–15 minutes, so if you have lengthier issues to discuss, please be sure to make an appointment. Also, please note that students with academic holds, students wishing to change their major and new/prospective ASU students are not eligible for walk-in advising.

All appointments are scheduled through the online scheduling system.

New transfer students

If you are a newly admitted transfer student to the School of Human Evolution and Social Change, please click here to see to the steps you must take before you begin your first semester.

undergraduate advising contact information

For more information, e-mail Undergraduate Inquiries or call 480-965-6215.

advising faqs

Q: How often should I meet with an advisor?
A: It is recommended that you speak with an advisor at least once a semester.

Q: What can I expect from my advisor?
A: Expect your advisor to:

  • Assist you in making informed decisions regarding your educational plans and goals.
  • Clarify requirements, policies and procedures.
  • Evaluate transcripts to show how credits apply toward degree requirements.
  • Help track progress toward graduation.
  • Provide referrals when appropriate.

Q: What will my advisor expect from me?
A: Your advisor will expect you to:

  • Keep your scheduled appointment and show up on time.
  • Be familiar with the ASU General Catalog degree requirements and your class schedule under registration/enrollment on MyASU and your major checksheet.
  • Bring your DARS report with you to see the advisor.
  • Keep your address, telephone number and e-mail address current with the university.
  • Participate in early registration.
  • Take ownership of your academic career.

Note: Advising appointments are NOT for scheduling your classes or registering you for classes. Students need to do this on their own time.

Q: What do I need to do if I am on Academic Probation?
A: The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences places a student on probation at the end of a fall or spring semester if his or her cumulative ASU GPA falls below the following:

  • 1.60 as a freshman (24 or fewer total earned hours)
  • 1.75 as a sophomore (25-55 total earned hours)
  • 2.00 as a junior or senior (56 or more total earned hours)

If you are placed on academic probation you will not be able to change your schedule or register for classes until you have been advised and cleared by your advisor.

Before you can schedule an appointment with an advisor, you must complete a self-paced class on ASU's Blackboard. This class consists of several sections; at the end of each is a brief exam. You cannot progress from one section to the next until you have scored 100% on that section. You cannot schedule an appointment or meet with your advisor until the system shows that you have completed the class by earning a perfect score on the exam for each section. To access the course on Blackboard, go to After completing the Blackboard course, schedule an appointment with your advisor through our online scheduling system. In order to have your probation hold cleared, you must bring the following to your appointment:

  • a printed-out probation contract (obtained through the Blackboard course)
  • a printout of your Blackboard course score
  • a copy of your DARS report

For more information, please see the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences' Disqualification/Probation Web page.

Q: What do I need to do if I am a new transfer student?
A: Once admitted, you need to schedule an appointment with an advisor before you can register for classes. Please review the following information:

Q: What do I need to do to prepare for a Junior Check appointment?
A: The purpose of the junior check-in appointment is to make sure that you are not only on-track to graduate but to also talk about what you plan to do after graduation. How do you want your resume or CV to look when you graduate? What types of experiences do you want listed (leadership, research, study abroad, etc.)? For more information, go to the Junior Check-In Homework page.

Q: How do I speak with an advisor?
A: Please schedule an appointment using the online system. If you are a current student, you must familiarize yourself with the degree requirements and bring your DARS printout in order to meet with the advisor. Please note that we only schedule appointments up to two weeks in advance. If there are no appointments available, please check back frequently, as appointments regularly open up.

Graduates: Please contact graduate student services specialist Monica Salazar.

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