Academic Advising

Find your School of Liberal Arts advisor, and make an appointment

Your undergraduate academic advisor is your personal guide through the IUPUI academic experience. Meet with your advisor at least once per semester to discuss your long-term goals and which courses you should take in the upcoming semester.

Remember: Your advisor will help you, but ultimately it’s your responsibility to understand and meet your degree requirements.

Make an appointment

Individual virtual academic advising is available through Zoom. Call 317-274-3976 or schedule online.

Drop in

Virtual drop-in advising hours are available through Zoom during the following times:

  • Monday and Tuesday, 1 to 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Join from a computer or mobile device at:

Email questions to or your advisor listed below.

Find your advisor

Undergraduate advisors are assigned based on your major. Graduate students, contact your department to find out who can help you.

Africana Studies, English, French, German, individualized majors in Chinese Studies and Japanese Studies, and Spanish

Tanner Hammock,

American Sign Language/English Interpreting, Anthropology, Philosophy, and Religious Studies

Shannon Kelley,

Communication Studies

  • Lygia Vernon,
  • Mike Polites,

Economics and Individualized Major Program

Lygia Vernon,

Geography, Global and International Studies, Medical Humanities and Health Studies, and Sociology

Kim Heavrin,

History, Law in Liberal Arts, Museum Studies, and Political Science

Chris Schumerth,

Journalism and Public Relations

  • Journalism and Sports Journalism concentrations: Kim Heavrin,
  • Public Relations concentration: Samantha Walters,

More people who will help you

Faculty mentor

Your faculty mentor helps you explore your major and tap into professional opportunities. He or she can guide you in choosing courses, finding internships, evaluating career and graduate school options, connecting with people in your field, and more.

Find your faculty mentor in the Student Center at One.IU.

Career coach

Your coach in the Office of Career Development advises you on every step of your career path. It all starts with identifying your interests and goals. Your coach can help you polish your resume and cover letter, prepare for interviews, find internships, and apply for jobs.

Use your degree map, Academic Advisement Report, and other academic tools

Undergraduate students, use your degree map to see a sample path to complete your degree on time. Your Academic Advisement Report helps you keep track of your degree requirements, too. Check out more academic tools from IUPUI Academic and Career Development.

Graduate students, you can access academic information and helpful resources through the IUPUI Graduate Office. For more information on your requirements, see the IU Graduate School Bulletin.

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