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Not sure whom to see? Here is a basic breakdown.

Remember to make an appointment to meet with any of the professional advisors.

Peers are often available during drop in hours. Please see departmental website for details.

Peer and Graduate Student Advisors

  • Help filling out forms
  • Understanding how to set up an advising appointment
  • Help reading your Academic Requirements Report (ARR)
  • Major/minor requirement review
  • Help choosing classes
  • Connecting with campus resources

Undergraduate Program Advisors

Barbara Ciesluk, Amy Grieger

You are welcome to meet with either advisor.

  • Major/minor requirement review
  • Advisor signature for relevant forms
  • Moving major courses showing incorrectly on ARR
  • Graduation clearance
  • Removal of advising holds

Chief Undergraduate Advisor

Adrian Grace

  • Study Abroad/ Domestic Exchange pre-approvals
  • Approval of transfer classes
  • Internship Advising
  • Extenuating circumstances
  • Return from Suspension/Dismissal
  • GPA concerns

Other Advising

Accelerated Master's Degree (4+1) in Political Science 

Honors Programs

 a) Departmental Contact:

 b) CHC Advising contacts


International Relations Certificate 

College-Level Requirements for UMass Students entering prior to Fall 2018 (Global Education)

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