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CIDSE advising is being conducted remotely while ASU classes are online.

Undergraduate advising

Message regarding academic advising and COVID-19

The health of the Sun Devil community is a top priority at ASU. In a university-wide effort to recognize and proactively address recent concerns surrounding the novel corona virus (COVID-19), advisors will continue to work with students remotely. As such, we are still fully operational, but are providing services via remote mechanisms such as email, phone, and Zoom. Graduate and undergraduate advisors are available during our regular business hours, Monday – Friday 8AM – 12 Noon and 1PM – 5PM Arizona time. CIDSE Advising appointments are still regularly available via zoom and phone by going to We are committed to being able to continually support all of our students during this stressful time.

Please note:

  • Calls from the advising staff may come from unknown numbers as various technologies are being utilized to make outbound calls to students.
  • Emails may take up to 48 hours (2 business days) for responses during this remote time period. Please avoid sending duplicate emails as it keeps me from getting through all of your inquiries in a timely manner. Also, please ensure that you are including your ASU ID in every email if you would like a timely response.

Please visit the ASU COVID-19 website for continuous updates on corona virus implications for ASU:

Academic Advisor Assignment

Most undergraduate engineering students have a principal advisor. Find your principal advisor by logging in to My ASU and clicking on the blue “Academic Advising” link in the “Academic Support Team box.

When do I need to see my CIDSE advisor?

Students are required to meet with an advisor during their first two semesters in order to be eligible to register. After that, students will not be required to meet with an advisor, although it is highly recommended that students check in with advising at a minimum of once per year. After

There are a multitude of other reasons as to why a student would want to meet with an academic advisor, Here are some common reasons:

  • To gain a better understanding of program requirements.
  • To create a personalized four year study plan.
  • If you are unsure or having any trouble that you need guidance with choosing classes: ensuring one is “on track,” sequencing correctly within the degree, meeting degree requirements, and meeting graduation requirements.
  • Help identifying resources. Academic advisors are well versed in the resources available to students at ASU. If you need assistance but don’t know where to start an advisor can help point you in the correct direction.
  • Help completing petitions, appeals, an other university forms.


CIDSE Academic Advising Center at Tempe campus


Physical Address:
Centerpoint, Suite 105
660 S. Mill Ave.
Tempe, AZ 85281

Business Hours:
8 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-5 p.m.

Tempe campus undergraduate advising email:

Tempe graduate advising email:

CIDSE Academic Advising Center at Polytechnic campus and ASU Online


Physical Address:
Picacho Hall, Suite 245
7151 E. Sonoran Arroyo Mall
Mesa, AZ, 85212

Business Hours:
8 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-5 p.m.

Polytechnic campus undergraduate advising email:

Polytechnic campus graduate advising email:

ASU Online undergraduate advising email:

MCS Online Graduate advising email:

Need answers?

Call the CIDSE Academic Advising Center with any questions at 480-965-3199, make an advising appointment or send an email to Business hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-noon and 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

Ellie Ahmann

Ellie Ahmann

Ellie Ahmann
Academic Success Specialist

Tempe campus
Undergraduate Advising
NEST Focus