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Academic Advising

Find the people and resources you need to support your academic and personal development.

Academic Advising for your Success

Navigating college can be tough—from figuring out which classes to take to learning how to register and then adjusting to more challenging academic work.

You’re not alone! And you don’t have to figure it out on your own, either. You have knowledgeable and caring advising services here to help.

There are many forms, instructions and resources on this site to learn more, for those who prefer to do their own research and so that you can take a leadership role in planning your education.

But that doesn’t mean it's expected that you know all this already. Your advisors are here to work with you every step of the way.

About Academic Advising

Academic Advising at Seattle University is more than just an appointment to discuss classes. Advising is a partnership between students and their advisor and focuses on collaboration, strategic planning and identifying individual goals.

Academic advising is available across all colleges and programs. Students have an assigned academic advisor as well as a program-specific advising center to help cover all your advising needs:

How to Schedule an Advising Appointment

Visit your advising center’s webpage and find the advisor/staff page. There you’ll find information for booking an appointment with your advisor.

You may be required to meet with your advisor before registering for classes, so be sure to check with your advising center. Sometimes slots are limited and preferred times may fill up fast so make sure to schedule your appointment early.

If you are unsure how to schedule an appointment, contact your advising center or email your advisor directly.

Check out this helpful Academic Advising Resource Guide to plan your advising meeting.

Advising 101

Get an overview of how advising works—and some great resources to get started.

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Class Registration

Which classes should I take? How do I register? The class I want is full, now what? We’ve got you covered.

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Academic Support

Get connected to the people and services you need to succeed—from a Student Persistence Specialist to tutoring and learning assistance programs.

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Graduation & Career Planning

Find resources to help you graduate on time and prepared for a career that lights you up and helps you make a difference.


Undergraduate, Graduate and Certificate Programs

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Personalized learning, all courses faculty-taught.

Hear from Our alumni


"My academic advisors really helped and cared about my professional, academic and personal lives all in one. I couldn't have found a schedule that worked with my jobs, extracurricular activities and academics without their expert guidance!"

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Forms and Resources

Get in Touch

We’re here to help. For information about advising at Seattle University, contact:

University Advising