Ask an Academic Advisor

Schedule an Appointment

***ATTENTION***  In-Person Advising will NOT be available until further notice. Please schedule a virtual appointment with our Academic Advisors. You can also Email or Chat our Academic Advisors.

  • New Students at Southern & Dobson, please attend a New Student Orientation, called Thunderbird Orientation and Registration session before making an appointment with an Academic Advisor.

  • Certain programs of study require specialized Academic Advising.  CLICK HERE for more information.

  • Options Available: Telephone, Email & Video

  • If you are not able to find an appointment that meets your availability, CLICK HERE to email our Academic Advisors.

Southern & Dobson Campus

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Schedule a VIRTUAL appointment with an Academic Advisor.

Red Mountain Campus

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Schedule a VIRTUAL appointment with an Academic Advisor at RED MOUNTAIN.


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Schedule an appointment with a Student-Athlete Advisor.

For assistance in making appointments please view our Cranium Appointment User Guide.

Advising Hours

Fall & Spring Hours
Walk-Ins Not available until further notice.
Monday - Thursday 8:00am - 5:00pm (All-Day Appointments)
Friday 10:00am - 5:00pm (All-Day Appointments)
Saturday and Sunday CLOSED

Email an Academic Advisor

Email your questions to an Academic Advisor and they will get back to you within 2-3 business days. 

If you are needing an override into a course please complete the Course Waiver Form to complete your request. 

Chat with an Academic Advisor

Chat is available for quick, 5-10 minute advising questions.

Chat is available:

  • Monday-Thursday 8:00AM-5:00PM
  • Friday 10:00AM-5:00pm.

There might be times when chat is unavailable during these times due to meetings.

Chat Now

When you see a green light below, an advisor is available.

    Video chat with Academic Advising Chat on Cranium Cafe

    To live chat on your computer, follow these directions below to get started:

    • Use Chrome or Firefox for your browser
    • Have your webcam ready (optional)
    • Have your microphone or a headset with a mic ready
    • When you see a green light below, just click on Chat With Me

    When logging into Cranium Cafe please log in via Canvas with your MEID and Password at the bottom of the page.

    Program Advising

    Nursing, Fire Science/EMT, Dental Hygiene, Education Studies, Fashion Merchandising and Music are advised via their respective departments. For all other programs please visit with general advising.

    New Student Advising

    All students new to college (with no prior or university credits) or new to the Maricopa County Community College District - will attend our virtual New Student Orientation prior to meeting with an academic advisor. You will receive classroom instruction and tools on how to register for classes and be directed to additional advising resources for extra support. Visit the New Student Advising page for more information.