Advising Services

Undergraduate Student Advising

Welcome, Seniors! Students with 90 or more credit hours have their own personal “senior” advisor, assigned by major. Contact your advisor when you have questions or concerns:

20171024mlb_david_lowery_300x300 David Lowery
Phone: 404-413-8156
Academic Advisor (90+ hours): Birth Through Five, Exercise Science (R-Z), Health & Physical Education, Middle Level Education, Special Education, BIS-Human Learning and Development
(includes Exploratory students for assigned majors)
Jennifer SukanekJennifer Sukanek
Phone: 404-413-8160
Academic Advisor (90+ hours): Elementary Education, Exercise Science (A-Q), Sign Language Interpreting, BIS-Sport Administration
(includes Exploratory students for assigned majors)


Walk-in Advisement: Wednesdays 9 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. (no appointment needed)
Other times by appointment: Call 404-413-8000 to schedule (preferred)

Undergraduate Major Information Sessions: For upcoming sessions, click here.

Office of Academic Assistance & Graduate Admissions (OAA)
College of Education & Human Development
30 Pryor Street, Suite 300 (3rd floor)

Your senior advisor will assist you with:

  • Building an academic plan towards graduation
  • Reviewing completed undergraduate transfer credit
  • Confirming eligibility for entry into a teacher education major
  • Helping you choose courses each term
  • Explaining and administering college and university policies
  • Planning for graduate school and your career
  • Referring you to other resources when needed
  • Auditing you for graduation clearance
  • Celebrating when you graduate!

Undergrads with less than 90 completed hours are advised in the University Advisement Center at 25 Park Place. Freshmen advisors are on the 4th floor, and sophomore/junior advisors are on the 5th.

Graduate Student Advising

Welcome, graduate students! Your program faculty advisor (noted in your admission letter) and other departmental faculty members will typically provide the majority of your advisement.

Part of being a graduate student  means completing many forms, so be sure to review the “For Graduate Students” section of Forms, Policies & Regulations.

The College of Education & Human Development OAA is also here to help! We partner with your department faculty to help you complete your degree.  We assist with:

  • Navigating graduate student policies and procedures
  • Recommending you for certification (when applicable)
  • Evaluating your clearance for graduation

Contact your OAA graduate academic advising team with your questions or concerns:

gsu-logo Carla Woods
Phone: 404-413-8159
Academic Advisor: M.S., Ed.S., Ed.D., Ph.D., and non-degree graduate students
Stephen MendenhallSteve Mendenhall
Phone: 404-413-8000
Assistant Director/Academic Advisor: M.A., M.A.T., and M.Ed. students

Degree-specific advisement information: