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AU Academic Advising Mission and Vision

At American University, undergraduate academic advising is a collaborative and purposeful partnership between advisors, the AU community, and students. Approached from a holistic perspective, this process considers and respects students' diverse backgrounds, interests, and abilities. Academic advisors facilitate the identification and achievement of the student's educational and professional goals.


Undergraduate Academic Advising at American University models best practices for professionalism, collaboratively supports student development, and fosters an environment of student accountability and engagement.


Kogod Center for Career Development Calendar

During the first 2 weeks of the Fall 2017 semester, we will offer Quick Start Advising only. No appointments are necessary. All academic advisors will be available on a first-come, first-served basis between the hours of 10:00 am - 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm in McKinley 104. Students can meet with the first available advisor or their assigned advisor (though selecting this option could result in longer wait times). On September 12, appointments will again be available.

Schedule an appointment using the SOC Academic Advising Appointment Calendar.

Prospective Students