Where Should I go for undergraduate advisement?
- Freshmen – less than thirty-one (30) hours of course work will seek advisement in the University Advisement Center (UAC).
- Sophmore/Juniors – between 31 and 89 hours will visit the University Advisement Center (UAC) for advisement.
- Seniors – classified with 90 hours or more, are advised through the AYS Office of Academic Assistance (OAA).
Where is the Office of Academic Assistance (OAA)?
The office is on the ground floor of the Andrew Young School building at 14 Marietta Street NW, Suite G-52, Atlanta, GA 30303
A campus map may be found at http://www.gsu.edu/map.html
Does OAA have walk-in hours?
Yes. Walk-ins are held Monday through Thursday each week. The walk-in schedule is:
- Monday: 2:30 – 4 PM
- Tuesday: 9:30 – 11 AM
- Wednesday: 9:30 – 11 AM
- Thursday: 2:30 – 4 PM
Students may also make individual appointments by calling the OAA (404-413-0021) or emailing their adviser in advance.
What should I do before I come in?
Before meeting with your advisor you should:
- Run your academic evaluation online and determine which courses you should be taking.
- Look at the course schedule for the next semester and make a list of the classes you would like to take and that will fit into your program of study.
- Register for your preferred classes if registration is already in session. You may change your schedule after advisement if necessary.
- Print your academic evaluation and bring a copy with you for review with your academic advisor.
The Andrew Young School does not offer wait listing or overflows into classes that are at maximum enrollment. If a course is full you may contact each department to inquire if new sections or seats will be added to the schedule for any particular course:
- Criminal Justice: 404-413-1020
- Economics: 404-413-0141
- Public Management and Policy: 404-413-0107
- Social Work: 404-413-1050
If no additional seats or sections will be added students should check the online schedule regularly and during the drop/add period for course openings.
Yes, the following minors are offered:
Department of Economics
- Economics: To complete an Economics minor a student must take 15 hours (5 classes) in Economics with at least 9 hours (3 classes) at the 3000-4000 level.ECON 2105 and/or ECON 2106 are recommended and may be counted in the minor.
Department of Public Management and Policy
Undergraduate students in the Andrew Young School should email their minor choice to the general OAA account firstname.lastname@example.org. Your adviser will add the minor to your program. Students outside the Andrew Young School should consult with their program adviser.
If you are an Andrew Young School student you should fill out the online Change of College form. The form is here. If you are student in a different college and wish to switch to the Andrew Young School you should contact that Academic Assistance Office for a Change of College form. Once the change form is submitted your academic file will be transferred to the appropriate college for processing.
Seniors should visit the Office of Academic Assistance to meet with an academic adviser during walk-ins or schedule an appointment to complete their Academic Improvement Program form. Sophomores and juniors, your AIP form will be reviewed and approved by your academic adviser in the University Advisement Center. The registration hold will be removed during your advisement visit.
- Note: it is a good idea to bring a list of the courses you would like to take next term, including alternate courses, to your AIP advisement session.
Seniors with 90 credit hours or more, should call the OAA (404-413-0021) to make an appointment with their adviser. Before the appointment, obtain a copy of the SAP form from the One-Stop Shop. Fill out the basic information on the form, then on a separate sheet of paper, draft your academic plan (list of classes you plan to take) for the next three semesters. Refer to the projected schedule of classes for your department when drafting your academic plan.
Undergraduate and post-bacc students are generally restricted to taking only undergraduate-level courses. Exceptions may be made based on the following criteria:
An undergraduate student must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher and be within 18 semester hours of graduation; a post-baccalaureate student must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher in his or her undergraduate work as well as any graduate work taken at this or any other institution. Eligibility does not guarantee admission into a course.
Any graduate level course taken as an undergraduate or post-baccalaureate student will never count toward graduate degree requirements should the student be subsequently admitted. Students should contact the Office of Academic Assistance (email@example.com) and speak to an adviser for the appropriate approval form and process. Most undergraduate or post-bacc students will not be eligible for an exception.
- Note: Post-baccalaureate students who did not attend Georgia State as undergraduates must submit a transcript from previously attended institutions with this form.