The Andrew Young School has developed a system of advisement that integrates the Office of Academic Assistance and faculty advisers within the school. Through the advisement process, students will be able to know the requirements and policies of the university, college, and department as they relate to their educational experiences and goals. Students will be able to identify and utilize university resources effectively to: satisfy degree requirements; plan programs of study, including selection of appropriate courses and registration; discover how interests, skills, and goals connect to fields of study and careers; and be able to formulate appropriate questions, seek information, and evaluate and apply academic advice.

Who can get advisement in the OAA?

  • Prospective graduate students. The OAA serves as the Graduate Admissions Office for the school’s graduate certificate, masters, and doctoral programs.
  • Current graduate and undergraduate senior students in the school may contact the OAA for program advising, registration assistance, and other services.
  • Returning students, transfers, undecided majors, or others interested in a degree program offered by the school may contact us for general information.

How do I arrange to speak with an advisor?

  • Call-in advisement (for brief questions and to resolve problems) is available daily during office hours: 404-413-0021
  • Walk-in advisement (for brief questions of less than 10 minutes) is available on Monday and Thursday from 2:30 – 4:00 pm and Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:30 – 11:00 am.
  • A scheduled appointment (required for program advisement) may be arranged by calling in advance.
  • E-mail advisement (for brief questions and to resolve problems): E-mail us at

What can an OAA advisor do for me?

  • Answer questions about application and admission requirements for programs in the Andrew Young School and about how to complete your online graduate application.
  • Discuss the possibilities available for undergraduate or graduate studies, career tracks, areas of research, and resources within the school.
  • Evaluate transfer credit and explain how it will apply to your degree program.
  • Provide academic counseling and a program of study for each degree program and major.
  • Assist with program planning, course selection, registration problems, petitions, and schedule revisions each semester.
  • Explain university and school policies, catalog requirements, degree regulations, and how they apply to you and your program.
  • Refer you to other resources at Georgia State University for assistance with study skills, internship placement, career planning, or other needs.
  • Clear you for graduation and review your graduation audit.

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