Ask an Academic Advisor

Schedule an Appointment

New Students must attend the Thunderbird Orientation and Registration session before making an appointment with an Academic Advisor.

Make sure you are NOT in a program that requires specific department advising.

Options Available: In-Person, Telephone, & Video

Southern & Dobson

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Schedule an appointment with any Academic Advisor

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Schedule an appointment with a specific Advisor (by name)

Red Mountain

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Schedule an appointment with an Academic Advisor at RED MOUNTAIN.

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

Walk-in Student Advising

Southern & Dobson Campus

Students may walk-in at the times indicated below for Walk-In Advising at the Enrollment Center.

Fall & Spring Hours
Monday – Thursday

8:00am – 12:00pm

1:00pm – 5:15pm


10:00am – 5:00pm

Saturday and Sunday Closed
Summer Hours
Monday – Thursday

May - July
7:00am – 12:00pm

1:00pm – 5:15pm

August 5-30 Only Walk-Ins Available

August 5-9 & 26-30

Monday-Thursday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
August 10-23

Monday-Thursday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Friday 8:00am-5:00pm

Saturday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm (August 10 & 17)


May – July

8 am – 5 pm

Saturday and Sunday Closed

Note: During the months of August and January the week before school begins and the week school begins the Advisement office is open one additional hour Monday Thursday and is available until 7 pm.

Email an Academic Advisor

Email your questions to an Academic Advisor and they will get back to you within 24-48 hours during the week.

Chat with an Advisor Online

Chat is available for quick, 5-10 minute advising questions. The Advisor may recommend you set up an appointment if your questions can't be quickly answered via chat. Live chats may be recorded and logged. . Chat is available: M-TH 8am-1pm & 2pm-5pm and Friday 10am-1pm & 2pm-5pm.

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 of study, see options below.

    New Student Advising

    All students new to college (with no prior or university credits) or new to the Maricopa County Community College District - will be required to meet with an Academic Advisor in order to register for classes for most programs of study. You can fulfill this requirement by attending a New Student Advising session at the Southern and Dobson campus, or meeting with an advisor individually at the Red Mountain campus. Visit the New Student Advising page for more information.