Academic Resources & Advising

Academic Advising

Each student is assigned to a faculty advisor within their program. Students can identify their assigned faculty advisor through SUOnline. Students are responsible for learning about program and degree requirements, availing themselves of available university resources, and tracking their own progress, amongst other responsibilities. Faculty advisors are responsible for supporting the success of their advisee. Typical advisor responsibilities include approving a student’s academic program of study, providing program information, clarifying program requirements, policies, and procedures, assisting in identifying appropriate resources, and upholding the high academic standards of their program and the institution. Students should contact their program’s administrative assistant if they need support identifying their faculty advisor. Students with concerns regarding academic advising should contact the associate dean for academic and student services; contact information is included below.

Program Resources

To learn more about program and degree requirements, access your program's handbook. Each program typically posts handbooks on the program's website. You can also get a copy by contacting assigned faculty advisors or the program administrative assistant for your program.


MySU is a single resource that serves as an access point for Canvas, email, MySeattleU, and other SU platforms.

Calendar & Course Information

Registering for Classes


To be added to a waitlist for any College of Education EDUC course, please click the appropriate link below during the open registration period. Note: the waitlist is only live until the 10th day of the current term. You will be notified if you have secured a seat as early as possible. Be sure to monitor your Seattle University email; you are required to confirm registration and your window to respond may be as short as 3 calendar days. For questions regarding the EDUC course waitlists, contact

For all other COE courses, if there is no availability for additional enrollment, please contact the Administrative Assistant in which program the course is situated. For example, a student who wants to be added to a School Counseling course waitlist must contact the Administrative Assistant who supports the School Counseling program, regardless of what degree the student is completing.

Disability Services & ADA Coordinator

Disabilities Services works in partnership with College of Education faculty and the associate dean in providing accommodations to students with disabilities. The office’s role is to identify students with disabilities and to inform faculty about the specific accommodations that they have a responsibility to provide. Dr. Cinda Johnson serves supports both faculty and students in the academic adjustment process; contact information is included below.

Lemieux Library and ResourcesEducation Research Guide

Lemieux Library provides services, technology, and spaces that support research, teaching, and learning.  Librarians offer research consultations, course-integrated library instruction, and course reserves, and collaborate with faculty to develop digital and print collections that are supplemented by effective inter-institutional resource-sharing.  Adjunct have faculty to all resources, including Summit and WorldCat resources. The Learning Commons brings together the Writing Center, Learning Assistance Programs, Math Lab, Media Production Center, and Library Research Services to support teaching and learning. A faculty lounge provides space for reading, conversation, and collaboration.

Learning Assistance Programs

Learning assistance programs include individual consultations, tutoring services, and learning strategy workshops.

Writing Center

The Writing Center offers one-on-one, hour-long sessions to graduate students.  Using a class assignment, consultants focus on the improvement of writing skills.  The website also offers an array of resources related to brainstorming, outlining, drafting, revising and editing, and various systems of citations.

Office of Fellowships

The office provides support selecting a fellowship or scholarship, writing personal statements and grant proposals, and preparing for interviews.

Photo of Manivong Ratts, PhD, LMHC, NCC

Manivong Ratts, PhD, LMHC, NCC

PhD, Counselor Education and Supervision, Oregon State University
MS, Counseling, Oregon State University
BA, Psychology, Western Washington University

Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs
Certification Officer
ADA Coordinator
Professor, Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC)

Phone: (206) 296-2843

Building/Room: Loyola 503