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Academic Advising

How to Get the Most From Your Academic Advising Experience!

Spending 30 minutes meeting with your Academic Advisor each semester is one of the most important investments of time during your entire college career.  Meeting with your Academic Advisor each semester can save you time and money as you pursue your dream of receiving a college degree.

Your advisor will:

To maximize the benefit of consulting an advisor, you, as student should:

We now offer online advising!- A great resource for quick questions or concerns
  • 12:00pm-1:00pm on Tuesdays
  • Log in to Oncourse and go to the "Liberal Arts Student" tab
  • Click on advising and you are ready to speak to an advisor!
Walk-in Advising is offered weekly!
  • These are for quick questions or concerns you may be having about your requirements
  • 15 minute, first come-first serve appointments are offered at the following times:
Monday- 9:00am-12:00pm
Tuesday- 9:00am-12:00pm
Wednesday- 1:00pm-4:00pm
Thursday- 1:00am-4:00pm


Most IUPUI students are juggling a lot-jobs, families and school just to name a few of the balls you are keeping in the air!  You don’t have time to waste.  A little time spent in preparation for your advising appointment can pay big dividends.


Once you declare a Liberal Arts major, you have a Departmental  Advisor who is already assigned to you.  You should talk with your Department Advisor concerning completing your major, career aspirations, fitting in study abroad and internships, and developing a graduation plan.  For a list of Liberal Arts Departmental Advisors and their contact information, click here.

Which Advisor should I contact in the Liberal Arts (LIBA) Student Affairs Office for answers to my questions?

Questions about general education requirements, orientation, probation, dismissal from the School of Liberal Arts and Reinstatement:

  • Contact: Teddi Gallagher, Academic Advisor
  • Email:
  • Phone:  (317) 278-7356
  • Contact: Samantha Walters, Academic Advisor
  • Email:
  • Phone:  (317)278-2506

Questions about general education requirements, orientation, or the transition from University College:

  • Contact: Kim Heavrin, Academic Advisor
  • Email:
  • Phone: (317) 278-7586

Questions about Grade Forgiveness, Graduation Applications, Graduation Audits:

 Questions about Liberal Arts Student Council, Clubs, Scholarships, Recruitment, Financial Aid/Bursar holds (SAP Agreements):

Questions about Liberal Arts Scholarships:
  • Contact: Evelyn Safder
  • Email:
  • Phone: (317) 274-2868

Questions about choosing a major, Career Planning: