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Academic Advising

Help available when you need it

Appointments with your academic advisor will begin during your first few days on campus and continue to build a solid groundwork for a successful, supported academic career. Your advisor will not only help you to transition into the Honors College, they will be a go-to resource when it comes to navigating important decisions about your studies. Their advice represents an extra boost to your advancement beyond traditional advising available through your major, so make sure to touch base with them at least once a semester. 

Advising is important to your success

Honors College Advisors are available to help you succeed in the Honors College and in your Major. You are encouraged to meet your Honors College Advisor once a semesters until you have completed the Honors College Curriculum. You should make appointments with advisors on the basis of your major.

Step 1: Find the Honors College advisor for your discipline    

Undecided BA Dean Zofia Burr
Undecided BS
(except engineering)
Tahmina Rahman
Undecided Engineering BS Troy Lowery
College of Education and Human Development
All majors Kareema Smith
College of Health and Human Services
Community Health Kareema Smith
Nursing Kareema Smith
Health Administration Kareema Smith
Rehabilitation Science Kareema Smith
Social Work Kareema Smith
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Anthropology Blake Silver
Art History Heather Anderson
Communication Heather Anderson
Creative Writing Dean Zofia Burr
Criminology Heather Anderson
Economics Assistant Dean Andy Hoefer
English Dean Zofia Burr
Environment and Sustainability Tahmina Rahman
French Heather Anderson
Global Affairs John Woolsey
History Heather Anderson
Philosophy Heather Anderson
Psychology Kareema Smith
Sociology Blake Silver
Spanish Heather Anderson
Undecided BA Dean Zofia Burr


College of Science
Astronomy Tahmina Rahman
Biology Tahmina Rahman
Chemistry or Biochemistry Tahmina Rahman
Computational Data Science Tahmina Rahman
Earth Science Tahmina Rahman
Environmental Sciences Tahmina Rahman
Forensic Science Tahmina Rahman
Geography Tahmina Rahman
Mathematics Tahmina Rahman
Medical Laboratory Science Tahmina Rahman
Neuroscience Tahmina Rahman
Physics Tahmina Rahman
College of Visual and Performing Arts
All majors Heather Anderson
Schar School of Policy and Government
All majors Heather Anderson
School of Business
All majors Assistant Dean Andy Hoefer
School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution
All majors Dr. John Woolsey
School of Integrative Studies
BA Heather Anderson
BS Heather Anderson 
Environmental and Sustainability Tahmina Rahman
Volgenau School of Engineering
Applied Computer Science Associate Dean Jan Allbeck
Bioengineering Troy Lowery
Civil and Infrastructure Engineering Troy Lowery
Computer Engineering Troy Lowery
Computer Science Associate Dean Jan Allbeck
Cyber Security Engineering Troy Lowery
Electrical Engineering Troy Lowery
Information Technology Troy Lowery
Mechanical Engineering Troy Lowery
Statistics Troy Lowery
Systems Engineering Troy Lowery


Step 2: Schedule Your Appointment Today

Button to open SSC campus, where you can schedule your advising appointment

  1. Click the image above or go to to access the SSC Campus advising tool. 
  2. You will enter your NetID and password, then click login. If this is your first time logging into the scheduler on a computer or device, then you will need to click "accept" to allow the sign-on.
  3. On your student home in GMU SSC Campus, select the "Get Assistance" button in the upper right hand corner.
  4. To schedule an appointment with your Honors College advisor, select "Advising" and then "Honors College." If you are an incoming freshman student, please complete the Priority Registration Checklist to receive advising.  
  5. Select "Honors College Advising" as your service, then click "Next."
  6. Confirm your location as "Honors College," since advising appointments take place in the Honors College offices in Buchanan Hall 203 and 205. 
  7. Choose your advisor from the drop-down list. You must meet with the advisor for your discipline, major, or interest area.
  8. Available meetings will be displayed in blue. 
  9. Once you have scheduled an appointment, make note of any additional details provided by the advisor, select a preferred reminder method, then click "Confirm Your Appointment" 

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