CLAS Academic Advising System

Students can rely on different specialty area advisors to help them meet different advising needs as they progress through their academic career. Most students will initially start with an advisor in the Undergraduate Advising Center and then transition to a team of departmental advisors once a major (and minor, if applicable) is chosen.

The departmental advising team will include a faculty advisor and in most instances will also include a full-time professional advisor. Together the faculty advisor and professional advisor will be able to provide mentoring as well as the “nuts and bolts” advising that is needed for students to develop and make progress toward graduation in their chosen field(s) of study.

Once students have completed a minimum of 90 credit hours they will be assigned an additional College advisor, a Graduation Advisor.  The assigned Graduation Advisor will assist students with graduation preparation and final degree completion.

Through campus-wide collaboration the Undergraduate Advising Center, CLAS academic departments and CLAS Graduation Advisors will be able to support students with their unique advising needs while positively contributing toward a student’s academic journey at KU.

Freshmen Advising
School of the Arts
Freshmen in the School of the Arts are advised by Sydney Stone.
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Freshmen in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are advised by the Undergraduate Advising Center except for students in the College LEAD program, University Honors Program, Edward Campus degrees and College Online degree program.
Academic Advisors by Department
Academic advisors work closely with faculty to provide a team advising model for students in the College.  Please see additional information below to connect with an advisor.
School of the Arts
International & Interdisciplinary Studies
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Social & Behavioral Sciences
BGS in Liberal Arts and Sciences
Lawrence campus students pursuing a BGS Liberal Arts & Sciences are advised by Denise Farmer
Graduation Advising
Graduation advisors are assigned to seniors in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and School of the Arts by student’s last name
How to make an appointment with an advisor from Student Academic Services
Online with your assigned advisor
You can only schedule an online appointment with your assigned advisor as listed in the myKU portal.
  • Step 1: Log onto your myKU Portal
  • Step 2: On the left side dashboard under “Academics” click on “My Progress”
  • Step 3: Click on “Academics” tab
  • Step 4: Click on “Make an advising appointment”
  • Step 5: You will be directed to the MySuccess portal
  • Step 6: While in MySuccess portal click on “MySuccess Network” and then select “Show people in this term”
  • Step 7: Scroll to see your advisor’s name and click on “Schedule Appointment”

If you receive a login error please open up a different web browser and try again or you can also access MySuccess through Blackboard and then follow steps 5-7 upon clicking on MySuccess in the left side under “tools.”

Please view the MySuccess website for further instructions on how to schedule an appointment online.

Calling the office
You can call the Student Academic Services office anytime Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM central time to set up an appointment. Our number is (785)864-3500.
Stopping by the office
You can stop by the Student Academic Services office anytime Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM central time to set up an appointment. We are located in Strong Hall 109.

How to find your Assigned Advisor in the myKU Portal.

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