Office of Undergraduate Student Services and Advising
The Office of Undergraduate Student Services and Advising is open Monday - Friday from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm ET with the exception of University holidays.
Utilizing Your Professional Advisor
The SEAS Professional Advising team is available via email, phone, and individual appointments. Also, your Professional Advisor will host group advising sessions throughout the year. Starting in the fall, advising appointments, small group advising sessions, and workshops will be available utilizing both virtually (through Zoom, Webex or Google Meet) and in person (in SEH 2500) formats to allow for greater flexibility and access for our students. Please consult your professional advisor’s online appointment calendar to find when they are available and whether the format would be virtual or in-person as well as ready registration emails carefully when signing up for workshops and small group advising sessions.
Additionally, there are a variety of ways to communicate with your professional advisor including:
Email: Your Professional Advisor is available to answer emails Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST. The best place to email is [email protected], although you are welcome to contact your Professional Advisor via their individual work email as well. Email is the best option for short, simple questions (e.g. What date do I register?).
Note: when emailing any advisor it is important to include your GWID. For security purposes, it is also important to send your message from your GW email account.
General Advising Appointments: During the Fall and Spring semester when classes are in session, all advisors will have 20-minute virtual and in-person appointments Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET. If your advisor’s posted hours do not work with your schedule, please email [email protected] or email your advisor directly through his/her individual work email.
Drop-in Advising: During the Fall and Spring semester when classes are in session, Drop-in Advising is available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET in SEH Suite 2500 for students to meet in person with an on-call advisor. Drop-in sessions are limited to 5-10 minutes and are best for short, simple questions. Students with more in-depth questions (e.g. four-year planning, study abroad) should schedule an appointment with their assigned advisor directly. Please note: the on-call advisor on a given day may not be your assigned advisor.
On Wednesdays during the Fall and Spring semester, Drop-in Advising in SEH Suite 2500 is available based on your major. See the chart below for more details:
1:30 - 2:30 PM
Mechanical and Civil Engineering*
2:30 - 3:30 PM
Biomedical, Computer, and Electrical Engineering*
3:30 - 4:30 PM
Applied Science + Technology, Computer Science ,
*Undecided/Undeclared students can visit any of the drop-in hours.
Special Category Advising Appointments: Periodically, your advisor may advertise additional advising hours dedicated to special advising topics, such as academic success meetings, goal setting/academic planning and graduation clearances. . These sessions are typically scheduled for 20 to30 minutes and will be available through the appointment system.
Group Advising Sessions and Workshops: Additionally, your Professional Advisor will host a number of group advising workshops throughout the year including, but not limited to, rising senior pre-clearances, study abroad, and general first-year advising. Information about how to access these sessions will be made available during specific periods of the academic year and students will be contacted by email with instructions on how to register.
Request a Call Back: If you would like to request a call back from a professional advisor, please submit this form and someone from the advising team will get back to you within one business day. Note: during busy times, if we are able to resolve your inquiry you may receive a response via email in lieu of a phone call.
Contacting your Faculty Advisor
Your faculty advisor is available to meet with you throughout the academic year, and the best way to schedule this appointment is to contact them via email. Additionally, many faculty advisors will have regularly scheduled office hours so do not hesitate to ask them if this is the case. Lastly, some questions may be easily discussed over email, so you are welcome to reach out to them via email as well.
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