Academic Advising

Our dedicated staff is here to help you navigate your path to graduation.

Have questions? Contact us today!

Have a quick question?

Email is the quickest way to get in touch with your academic advisor. Our academic advising team will respond to your email within 72 hours, however, turnaround times tend to be much faster! If you need to schedule an advising appointment, please call 480.965.3561. 

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Scheduling Appointments

Is this your first year at ASU?On-campus ASU Online 

First-year Freshmen and Transfer students (not including ASU Online students) receive advising support in Armstrong Hall. 


First-year advising

Sophomore, junior, and senior on-campus students schedule in-person or phone appointments. 



Book on-campus student appointment

All ASU Online student appointments will be conducted via Phone or Zoom. If by phone, students will need to call 480.965.3561 at their scheduled appointment time. Instructions on how to install and use zoom can be found here - All appointments will be in Mountain Standard Time (MST).  

Book ASU Online student appointment 


Advisor Responsibilities Student Responsibilities How to Prepare 
  • Assist in planning academic schedules
  • Review major requirements
  • Help track progress toward graduation
  • Clarify department, college, and university policies and procedures
  • Provide information on additional ASU resources 
  • Learn requirements for your degree
  • Plan each semester in advance by utilizng your Degree Audit
  • Be aware of University and The College of Liberal Arts deadlines, policies, procedures and requirements.
  • Come prepared to your appointment with specific questions
  1. Review your Degree Audit and/or eAdvisor.
  2. Write down any questions you have regarding your degree progress or next steps.
  3. Check your MyASU for any Academic or Financial Holds. Be sure to click on the hold for more information regarding what your next steps should be.
  4. Complete any forms (student portion only) before you attend your advising appointment.


Express Advising

August 22 - December 5*: Wednesdays, 9:00am-11:45pm (Last check-in at 11:35am)

Express advising will not be held on:

Express advising is limited to 10-15 minutes and is on a first-come, first-serve basis. New students must make an appointment if it is their first advising session. Hours may change or be canceled at any time at the discretion of the department. It is recommended that you call the front office (480.965.3561) to confirm express advising days/times. 

*Excluding ASU Observed Holidays 

Students should utilize express advising for the following reasons: 

  • Junior advising hold 
  • Adding minor
  • Quick course concerns 
  • Needs a signature on form  - From must be completed ahead of time

If necessary, your advisor may request that you schedule an appointment.



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The Department of Physics can only provide overrides to NAN, PHS, and PHY courses on the TEMPE campus.

REMEMBER: Course overrides are processed by department, college, and campus.To determine which college is offering the course, click on the course description in the ASU Class Search. Once you have verified the college, please complete one of the necessary forms below.

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - Form - 480-965-6506 (complete this form for PHS, NAN, PHY courses at the Tempe Campus)

Fulton School of Engineering - Form

College of Integrative Sciences and Arts (Downtown and Polytechnic Campus) - Form - 480-727-1585

New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences (West Campus)  - Form - 602-543-5500


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Next Steps

I don't meet the Pre-requisite or Co-requisiteComplete the override form and attach proof of pre-requisite or co-requisite. If the instructor has provided approval for you to enroll without the pre/co-requisite, attach proof of consent (email or Enrollment Change Request form w/signature)
I need Department or Instructor Consent

Department Consent - Complete the override form

Instructor Consent - Contact intructor for approval to register. Once you have gained approval, complete the override form and attached instructor approval.

I have already taken the course

If you have taken a course twice without passing (do not factor in "W"s), you will need to complete a Third Time Repeat Petition. This form can be find on your college's main website, typically under "Resources". Once you have completed the third time repeat, contact your major advisor for next steps.

There is a time conflict between two coursesIf you have a time conflict you will need to adjust your schedule to enroll.

Credit Overload Petition

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences students are typically capped at 18 credits per semester or 7 credits in each summer session. Students may petition to take more than 18 credits in a specific semester by submitting a Credit Overload Petition. 

To be considered for an overload, you must meet the following requirements:

  1. Complete a full term at ASU before the overload term
  2. Be in good academic standing. Petitions will not be reviewed/approved for students on Academic Probation.
  3. Not repeating a course in overload term
  4. Meet the following GPA requirements: 19 Credits - 3.0 GPA or above | 20-21 - 3.2 GPA or Above | 22-24 - 3.4 GPA or above 
  5. Complete Credit Overload Petition and email completed form to your academic advisor. 

Once you have submitted the Course Overload Petition, found here,  your request will be reviewed within 5 business days. Students who wish to receive a credit overload of 25+ credits will need to complete the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Overload Petition and submit the form to Your petition will be reviewed by the Department of Physics and if approved sent to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences for final approval.

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Students must meet the following requirements to graduate:

University Requirements


  • 120 hours - Students must complete at least 120 credit hours. Please be aware that even though you may be done with your major course requirements you may still need additional elective credits. Be sure to check your degree audit to see how many credits you have remaining. 
  • 45 upper division hours - Upper division are the 300-499 level classes. You will complete most of the 45 upper division hour requirement with your general studies and major requirements. The remaining upper division hours will be fulfilled by elective credits. 

General Studies

  • SQ and SG: Natural Sciences - completed by major requirement (PHY 150 and PHY 151) 
  • Mathematics - completed by major requirement (MAT 270 or MAT 265)
  • Literacy and Critical Inquiry (L), 6 credits required
    • 1 lower division (100-299)
    • 1 upper division (300-499).
    • Note: if your degree requires PHY 334 Advanced Laboratory 1, your upper division L will be met by this major requirement. 
  • Humanities and Arts (HU) and Social and Behavioral Sciences (SB), 15 credits required
    • 3 credits of upper division HU OR SB
    • 6 credits of HU
    • 6 credits of SB
  • Awareness Areas - these courses can be paired with Literacy and Critical Inquiry, Humanites and Arts, Social Behavioral Sciences, and Science and Society 
    • Cultural Diversity in the United States (C)
    • Global Awareness (G)
    • Historical Awareness (H)

College Requirements

GPA - students must have at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) in order to graduate with their degree. 

Science and Society - College of Liberal Arts and Sciences students in pursuit of a BS degree need to earn 6 credits of science and society with a C or better. If your science and society courses are not listed correctly on your DARs, complete this form

  • 1 upper division (300-499)
  • 1 upper OR lower division (100-499)

Major Requirements 

Students must complete all required courses listed on their respective major maps. 


Morgan Texeira

Undergraduate Academic Manager


Morgan has been with the Department of Phyiscs since 2013 and currently serves as the Undergraduate Academic Manager. She oversees academic advising, course scheduling, and undergraduate program development. As lead academic advisor, Morgan works with current and potential physics majors and minors to help them reach their academic goals. 

Ashley Meyers

Student Services Coordinator Associate | 480.965.3561                                

Ashley has been with the Department of Physics since 2018. Currently, Ashley oversees scheduling, class overrides, textbooks, and the front office.