Office of Academic Services

General Advising

To make an appointment:

Call our main phone number, 848-445-8888, to schedule an appointment.
Please have a date, time, and/or location in mind when you call.

Who should come in for advising?

Appointments are designed for current Rutgers students who are taking classes at Rutgers this semester or students who have taken classes at Rutgers in the past.

Prospective students should contact University Undergraduate Admissions for information on the School of Arts and Sciences. There will be full-day advising sessions for incoming students (First Years and Transfer Students) over the summer. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate prospective or incoming students in individual advising sessions until the semester they begin at Rutgers.

When should I make an appointment?

Students are encouraged to meet with an advisor once a semester to discuss interests and long term plans. Appointments are made in advance by calling any SAS Advising Center. Your appointment may be on any campus and with any SAS Dean. Your meeting will be 15 minutes in length, so arrive to your appointment prepared. In order for your appointment to be productive:

  1. Be on time. Please leave adequate travel time as you may have to reschedule if you are late.
  2. Arrive with questions for discussion. The SAS dean can help you with:
  3. During pre-registration have a list of propsed courses for the next semester, with alternatives. Please use this form (Course Planning Worksheet) to tentatively plan your remaining semesters. (It is best to refer to Degree Navigator, WebReg, and SAS Undergrad to review any pre-requisites or restictions on courses you are interested in taking.)

When should I stop in to see a Reference Dean?

Reference Deans are available at every SAS Advising Center Monday-Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm unless the University is closed. You will be able to ask a question or two at the counter. If the Reference Dean finds your questions require more time, s/he will recommend an appointment. You may also use student workstations to submit online forms.


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  • Busch Campus

Busch Student Center
Room 172

  • Douglass Campus

Ruth Adams Building
Room 103

  • College Avenue Campus

Milledoler Hall
Room 103

  • Livingston Campus
Lucy Stone Hall
Room A-216