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Graduate Advising

Graduate students should address questions about processes and procedures to the graduate coordinators of the College and the professional schools. Academic and research specific questions should be addressed to faculty advisors. Please stay in regular communication with your advisors as this situation develops, particularly if you are concerned about your grades. Your advisor will be able to provide the most direct and specific guidance about your options, which may include taking an Incomplete in required degree courses or switching to credit/no credit courses that do not fulfill degree requirements.

Additional information about research, grading, and exams, as well as guidelines and protocols for GTAs, GRAs, GAs, and student hourlies, can be found on the Graduate Studies website, which is being developed as a hub of information and campus communications that may be useful to graduate students as they navigate this semester.

Advising for international graduate students regarding their immigration status, travel, and housing is available via the office of International Support Services. ISS is regularly updating their FAQ page for students, which features guidelines for what students should do if they  suspect they  have COVID-19, information about online learning, considerations for staying or leaving Lawrence, and answers to other general questions as well as links to additional resources.

Undergraduate Academic Advising

We know this is an important time of year for students to meet with their academic advisors. Advising offices are still open during business hours but are operating remotely. Advisors can be contacted via phone or email. Students should check their KU email for updates from their advisors. 

Need to schedule an advising appointment? Visit Jayhawk GPS. Advisors are typically conducting advising appointments via phone or video conversation. If you do not have the ability to schedule an appointment via Jayhawk GPS, please contact your advising unit directly using the information below.

Preparing for your advising appointment

  • Check your email. Some advisors are emailing lists of suggested classes. Given the fluid circumstances, it is imperative to check your email regularly for information from your advisor. 
  • Update your phone number in Enroll and Pay so that your advisor can contact you. 
    • Log into Enroll and Pay.
    • Click Contact Details on the left side of your screen.
    • Add and edit information as necessary.
  • Jayhawk GPS Resources 
  • Run your Degree Progress Report. This shows you what classes you have completed.
    • Log in to the myKU Portal with your KU online ID and password.
    • Click the My Progress link from the left menu.
    • Select the progress tab in the upper right-hand corner of the student information window.
  • Available Courses for Spring 2021 
  • Academic Calendar 

Advising Units

Graduate Coordinators

Architecture and Design

Laura Leonard | lauraleonard@ku.edu


Charly Edmonds | cedmonds@ku.edu

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Morgan Swartzlander and Michaela Russell | coga@ku.edu


Kim Huggett| khuggett@ku.edu


Sari Little | s.little@ku.edu

Journalism & Mass Communications

Jammie Johnson | jamjohn@ku.edu


W. Blake Wilson | wilsonwb@ku.edu

KU Medical Center – Ph.D. and master’s

Marcia Jones | mjones@kumc.edu

KU Medical Center – D.N.P.

Katharine Garrity | kgarrity@kumc.edu


Amara Simons | aksimons@ku.edu


Patti Steffan | psteffan@ku.edu

Social Welfare

Georgiana Spear | gspear@ku.edu

Undergraduate Advising Units and Centers

Undergraduate Advising Center

Serves students who are exploring their major options or those net yet admissible to the major of their choice.

Phone: 785-864-2834

Email: advising@ku.edu

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Advising & Student Services

Phone: 785-864-3500

Email: collegeadvising@ku.edu

College Online Programs

Phone: 785-864-3815

Email: thecollegeonline@ku.edu

School of Architecture & Design Advising

Design students: Contact Zac Shields at ZacShields@ku.edu or 785-864-2959

Interior &  Architecture Design students or Architecture students: Contact Laura Leonard | lauraleonard@ku.edu

School of Business – Student & Academic Services

Phone: 785-864-7871

Email: bschoolundergrad@ku.edu

School of Education - Advising

Phone: 785-864-9616

Email: soeadvising@ku.edu

School of Engineering - Advising

Phone: 785-864-3881 

Email: engradvising@ku.edu

School of Journalism - Advising

Phone: 785-864-4080​

Email: jadvising@ku.edu

School of Music – Student Services

Contact Rita Riley at rriley@ku.edu or 785-864-2954

School of Pharmacy – Student Support

Contact Chris Claussen at claussen@ku.edu or 785-864-0098

School of Social Welfare - Advising

Contact Vicki Mignot at vmignot@ku.edu or 785-864-8976