3040 Office of Academic Assistance

418 General Classroom Building

Director: Tammy Patterson-Hill
Associate Director: Linda P. King
Assistant Director: Rene Mondy
Academic Advisers: Eric Brown, Ramona Howard, Andreea Johnson, Linda King, Stephen Mendenhall, Rene Mondy

The Office of Academic Assistance supports departments and schools in providing academic advisement for students in the college, primarily those who have earned 90 hours. (Students with fewer than 90 hours are advised through the University Advisement Center.) . This office also works with students on career development and on marketing a liberal arts background in the current job environment. The Office of Academic Assistance prepares evaluations of transfer work done at other institutions as well as academic program reviews for each major offered through the college. It also assists with course selections and schedule revisions and provides information concerning college and university policies. Students are advised on an appointment basis, or they may come by the Academic Assistance office at any time during office hours for brief consultations. During the academic year, the office is open until 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday and until 5:15 p.m. on Monday, Thursday and Friday. Students seeking a degree in the College of Arts and Sciences should become familiar with the academic regulations of the university stated elsewhere in this catalog.

Academic Advisement for Majors

Although the College of Arts and Sciences will endeavor to provide timely and accurate advisement, it is the responsibility of the student to know and to satisfy the degree requirements of his or her academic program.

The College of Arts and Sciences encourages its majors to build relationships with the undergraduate support personnel in their  major departments/schools/institutes. This position reflects the belief that a strong undergraduate program is possible only if there are frequent opportunities for students to discuss their academic work and career goals with one of their major professors. In a large urban institution such as Georgia State University, contact is essential if students are to receive individual attention and enjoy the full benefits of a liberal arts education.  A list of undergraduate directors and coordinators is available online at: www.cas.gsu.edu/ugrad_support.html.