Your Academic Counselor

Although you'll want to check with your faculty advisor first if you questions about advising or course planning, your academic counselor supports you and your academic goals in several ways:

  • Evaluate your transfer credits from college transcripts and AP/IB/Cambridge International/CLEP scores to see what requirements the credits fulfill at SPU.
  • Advise you on academic policies in the catalog and how it applies to you.
  • Perform graduation checks (with your faculty advisor) once you apply to graduate to confirm what requirements still remain.
  • Process study away approvals, steering you through the necessary steps to take classes elsewhere and ensure those credits transfer back to SPU.
  • Oversee academic probation and academic warning meetings, by explaining probation and warning levels, connecting you with campus resources, and guiding you back to academic success.
  • Post your degree after reviewing your file to ensure all graduation requirements were met.

Make an appointment

First determine your academic counselor, and then schedule an appointment in one of these ways:

  • Call 206-281-2031 to schedule an appointment.
  • Click the link on your counselor’s name to schedule an appointment.
  • Visit Demaray Hall 151 to schedule your appointment in person.

You’ll then check in for your appointment in Demaray Hall 120 (counseling offices are housed with Undergraduate Admissions offices).

Drop-in advising

Twice a quarter, during registration week and the first week of each quarter, the Academic Counseling Team hosts drop-in appointments in the lobby of Demaray Hall to assist with urgent issues related to your class schedule and registration.

This is the only exception to scheduled appointments and for less urgent items such as long-term planning or graduation checks. For such issues, make an appointment rather than using the drop-in hours.


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