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Is this your first year at ASU?

First-year students (not including new transfer students or online students) receive advising support in Armstrong Hall.

First-year advising

The Hugh Downs School of Human Communication provides academic advising on a scheduled appointment basis Monday through Friday. Walk-in advising hours will be available during critical registration periods at the beginning of each semester. Dates and times for walk-in advising will be announced on the website when scheduled.

Our academic advisors help students successfully transition to the university and make progress towards their educational goals and graduation. Communication majors are encouraged to meet with an advisor at least once a year.

Our Advisors:

Jason LaBret 
Dan Schwimmer 
Carol Comito 
Barbara DeDecker

The advising offices are located on the 1st floor of Stauffer Hall, next to the undergraduate student lounge. Remember to review your DARS report prior to your appointment and bring a notepad to your appointment. Appointments are in-person on the Tempe campus. 

Course Overrides/Drop/Add

Course override (pre-requisite) requests for spring 2019 has ended. 

Fall 2019 course overrides will begin March 21, 2019.  

Space overrides (full classes) begin August 8, 2019.

For drop/add dates, please see the Academic Calendar or your MyASU. 

Walk-in appointments with advisors

Walk-in hours with advisors for the fall of 2019 will be held:

Monday, March 11 through Friday, March 15, 9:30-11: 30 AM  and 1:30-3: 30 PM

Walk-in advising hours are available during critical registration times in August, November, January, and March.

If you are not in Arizona, you may schedule a phone appointment, but please remember that you are to CALL THE OFFICE to speak with your advisor at the scheduled date and time. If you are outside of Arizona, please make sure you are calling during Arizona time.

Advising appointments can be scheduled two weeks in advance Monday through Friday. If no appointments show available, please check the calendar the next day as another day will open for appointments.

Schedule an advising appointment

Jason Labret

Academic Success Specialist

Barbara DeDecker

Academic Success Coordinator

Dan Schwimmer

Academic Success Specialist

Carol Comito

Academic Success Specialist

Debra Daly

Academic Success Specialist

Some reminders and online resources:

If you need assistance, please call (480)965-5095 or come to the school's office in Stauffer Hall, 412. Stauffer Hall is located on the northwest part of the Tempe campus, south of University Drive and just east of Myrtle Avenue. Metered parking is available on Myrtle south of University or in visitor parking lots 18 or 20 at the southeast corner of University Drive and Mill Avenue. (map and parking) The main entrance to Stauffer Hall on campus is off Forest Mall.