First-year students 
Sophomore, Junior, Senior, & ASU Online  
Express Advising 
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All First-year Freshmen and Transfer students (not including ASU Online students) receive advising support in Armstrong Hall.  

First-year advising

Newly admitted ASU Online students must complete a pre-advising course before scheduling an appointment. Visit physics.asu.edu/online for more information. 

Availability can be seen in 14 day periods. Check again in 24 hours for more availability. 

Appointments are in Arizona time.  

Book Advising Appointment

Express advising (10 minutes max) is available by Zoom. Students will enter a waiting room and be seen on a first-come, first-served basis. Click the button below to view availability. 

Express Advising Calendar

Our academic advising team will respond to your email within 48 hours. 

If you need a course override, please complete the override form instead. 

Click here to contact an advisor!

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 Report (DARs)
  • Be aware of University and The College 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) and send to your advisor before your advising appointment.

 

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FormPurpose
Enrollment Change Request

This form is used when adding, dropping, or withdrawing from a course after the add/drop deadline.

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 physics.undergrad@asu.edu. 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.

Complete Session Withdrawal 

For students who would like to drop all courses within a specific session (A, B, C). Submit form to academic advisor at physics.undergrad@asu.edu

Concurrent Degree Petition 

Petition is needed for any student wishing to add a The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences concurrent degree. Students not within The College may  need to submit a separate form for their home college/school.  

Course Overrides

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

Medical/Compassionate Withdrawal Form

 MCW requests are for those who encountered unforeseen medical and some personal circumstances that disrupted their academic studies. Please see the MCW website for 

Probation Success Plan 

For students who are under a 2.0 GPA and have a PROBATION notice on their account. Form will need to be completed before hold is removed. 

Third-time Repeat Petition

For majors within The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences that wish to retake a course for a 3rd time. 

 

 

 

Barrett Guidelines for Physics 

For more information regarding the guidelines for majoring in physics as a Barrett student, click here. 

Faculty Honors Advisors

Ralph Chamberlin

480-965-3922

Honors Thesis 

The Department of Physics Offers PHY 492 and PHY 493 for physics majors conducting their honors thesis with a physics faculty member. To register for PHY 492 and PHY 493, please complete the form below. 

PHY 492 and PHY 493 Registration Form 

  

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.

Course College or Override Type Form Phone Number
Department of Physics Research Credit Override (PHY 492, PHY 493, PHY 495, PHY 499)Form480-965-3561
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (non-research PHS, PHY courses and other The College unit courses)Form480-965-6506
Fulton School of EngineeringForm
College of Integrative Sciences and Arts (Downtown and Polytechnic Campus)Form480-727-1585
New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences (West Campus)Form602-543-5500

 

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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.
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Students must meet the following requirements to graduate:

University Requirements

Credits

  • 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 OR PHY 121/PHY 122 and PHY 131/PHY 132) 
  • 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, Arts and Design (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(L), Humanites, Arts and Design (HU), Social Behavioral Sciences (SB), and Science and Society 
    • Cultural Diversity in the United States (C)
    • Global Awareness (G)
    • Historical Awareness (H)

College Requirements

GPA - All The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences students must have at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) in order to graduate with their degree. 

Science and Society - The 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. These can be shared with any Genearl Studies course.

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

Second langauge - The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences students in pursuit of a BA degree must complete the second language requirement. 

Major Requirements 

Students must complete all required courses listed on their respective major maps. Check your MyASU page for the major map associated with your catalog year. 

 

Morgan Texeira

Undergraduate Academic Manager

 

Morgan has been with the Department of Physics 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 (all modes) and minors to help them reach their academic goals. 

Ashley Meyers

Student Services Coordinator Associate


                             

Ashley has been with the Department of Physics since 2018. Currently, Ashley oversees scheduling, class overrides, textbooks, and the front office. Ashley also advises ASU Online physics, BA majors.