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Meet Your Advisor each Semester

Meet with an advisor at least once each semester to plan ahead, make informed decisions, and stay on track to graduation. It is possible for students to have multiple advisors assigned to them.

Central Academic Advising (CAA)

Serves as the general advising resource and coordinator for the ISU community of students, faculty, and staff. CAA carries out specific advising responsibilities for sophomores, transfer students, students on probation, pre-Social Work majors, and undecided sophomore, junior, and senior students.

Freshmen, especially first term freshmen, contact First Year Transition to schedule an academic coach advising appointment.

The College of Technology (COT) is the advisor of record for students pursuing a technology degree or certificate.

Academic students must take action and formally declare their major to be assigned a departmental/faculty advisor.

Students contact CAA in one of the following locations to schedule an advising appointment:

  • Call (208) 282-3277
  • Museum building, 3rd Floor, Room 307
  • Office Hours Fall/Spring: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday - Summer 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Walk-in Hours Fall/Spring: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday - Summer 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Email for Student Advising information - AskanAdvisor@isu.edu
  • Call (208) 282-7800
  • Bennion Student Union Building
  • Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
  • Evening Hours 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday
  • Call (208) 373-1700
  • 1311 E. Central Drive, Meridian, ID
  • Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
  • Walk-in Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
  • Call (208) 933-2300
  • CSI Higher Education Center, Hepworth Building, Suite 144
  • Office Hours Fall/Spring: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
  • Walk-in Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday

Department Mentors and Faculty Advisors

Students who have formally declared a major are assigned a departmental/faculty advisor.

Specialized Advisors

Advisors and their advisees have a shared responsibility when it comes to the advising relationship.

An advisor will:

  • Provide a safe, respectful, and confidential space for students to ask questions, discuss interests, and express concerns.
  • Understand and effectively communicate ISU degree requirements.
  • Support students in making decisions about their major and assist in planning their program of study.
  • Make effective referrals that allow students to navigate the university successfully.

An advisor expects that students will:

  • Take notes during advising meetings and keep an advising folder for important information in their advising sessions.
  • Schedule an appointment with their major advisor or Central Academic Advising once each semester.
  • Come to appointments prepared with their degree audit report and a list of questions or topics to discuss.
  • Research programs, policies, procedures, and opportunities as appropriate.

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