Make an Advising Appointment
Your advisor will help you with course scheduling, degree planning, and other concerns related to major and GE requirements.
Your advisor is assigned to you based on your major. View the list of majors for specific contact information and how to make an appointment.
List of Majors
You can also check 'My Buckeye Link' on Buckeye Link to find your advisor.
Can you DIY or do you need an appointment?
You can do the following without an appointment:
- Learn how to apply to graduate.
- Print your advising report.
- Print your Degree Audit Report (DAR).
- Obtain financial aid information by calling (614) 292-0300.
- Download a Course Enrollment Form [pdf] (when you need permission to schedule a course).
- Find out about financial holds on your record by contacting the Bursar's Office. You won't be able to schedule courses if you have a hold on your account.
- Update your record so you can enroll in courses by calling (614) 292-6961.
- Check your registration window by going to BuckeyeLink and attempting to schedule for classes.
- Download an updated curriculum sheet.
The following situations require an appointment:
- Applying to graduate
- Concerns about graduating
- Prospective students
- Reviewing your general education requirements
- Planning your schedule for the next term
- Creating a degree plan/projection
- Changing or adding a new major
- Reviewing transfer credit
- Advising on pre-professional programs (pre-education/pre-health/pre-law)
- Applying to the Capital Program
- Adding/dropping classes
- Substituting a required course for something else
- Returning for a second degree
- Petitioning for reinstatement after dismissal
- ROTC degree plans/projections
- Probation or academic warning
- Other personal situations
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How to Schedule an Appointment
Go to the Majors page and find your major to select ‘Schedule an Appointment’.
If you are Arts and Sciences Undecided call (614) 292-6961 to make an appointment.
Please read the following guidelines:
- Advisors book up quickly during certain periods of the term. Plan to schedule an appointment a week or two in advance.
- At the time of your appointment, be sure to check in at the office where your advisor is located. Your appointment confirmation e-mail message should contain that information.
- If you are more than 10 minutes late for an appointment, the advisor may not be able to help you with all of your questions. Typically, advisors have back-to-back appointments, and we want to respect everyone’s time.
- If you know you cannot make it to an appointment, call as soon as possible to cancel.
- It is sometimes possible for an advisor to see you on the same day if you have a pressing concern or an emergency matter. While we cannot guarantee same-day appointments, we will do our best.
Contact an Advisor
Are you interested in attending Ohio State?
If you are interested in enrolling as an undergraduate student at Ohio State, you should contact the Admissions Office to request application forms and application instructions for both admission and financial aid.
Are you transferring to Ohio State?
Prior to transferring to Ohio State, students may have questions about how their credits will be applied to a particular program. If you have interest in a program in the Arts and Sciences, we can provide you with more information on the transfer process.
Refer to majors pages to contact the department you are interested in or call 614-292-6961 if you are not sure what department to contact.
If you are considering changing your major, it is best to see an advisor as soon as possible. Access the list of ASC majors with links to contact information for each department.
Are you an international applicant?
Admission requirements, procedures, and deadlines for international applicants differ from domestic applicants. International applicants should request an International Application Packet from the International Undergraduate Admissions Office.
Information provided in the International Application Packet supersedes the information on this web site. Please visit the International Undergraduate Admissions Office web site for your queries.
Are you a current or returning student?
Schedule an advising appointment. Call our phone center at (614) 292-6961 (option 3) for an advising appointment. Most advising matters, other than quick questions, require an appointment.