University of Massachusetts Amherst

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Not sure whom to see? Here is a basic breakdown. Remember to make an appointment to meet with any of these people.

Peer Advisors and Graduate Student Advisors

  • Finding and filling out forms
  • How to set up an advising appointment
  • How to read your ARR
  • Major/minor requirements
  • Help choosing classes
  • How to find campus resources

Undergraduate Program Advisors

Barbara Ciesluk, Adrian Grace, Amy Grieger

You are welcome to meet with any advisor.

  • All items under peer advisors
  • Advising signature needed
  • Moving major courses showing up incorrectly on ARR
  • Approval of transfer credits for major requirements
  • Graduation clearance and major audit
  • Removing advising holds

Chief Undergraduate Advisor

Adrian Grace

  • Complex approvals and situations
  • Study Abroad pre-approvals
  • Domestic Exchange


Specialty Advising

Accelerated Master's Degree in Political Science 

  • Associate Director of Academic Programs: Accelerated Master’s Degree in Political Science (5-year Bachelor’s + Master’s)

Honors Programs (Dept. and Commonwealth Honors College)

International Relations Certificate 

College-Level Requirements and Advising (including Global Ed, foreign language)

Academic Dean (credit overload requests, late add/drop, academic probation)