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Office of Academic Advising

Helping students achieve their academic goals through guidance and support.
Office of Academic Advising provides general academic advising services and support for ISU students, faculty, and staff. Priority advising is available for freshmen, sophomores, transfer students, students on probation, and pre-Social Work majors. We also help students discover and declare a major.
 

Note: The primary advisor for students pursuing a technology degree or certificate is the College of Technology Student Services.

Pocatello Campus
 
Contact Information Walk-In Hours Appointment Hours
Phone: (208) 282-3277         
Fax: (208) 282-3952
Museum Building 12
3rd Floor, Room 307
921 S 8th, Stop 8054
Pocatello, ID, 83209
Monday through Friday
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Monday through Friday
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Idaho Falls Campus
 
Contact Information Walk-In Hours Appointment Hours
Phone: (208) 282-7706     
Fax: (208) 282-7929
Bennion Student Union
1784 Science Center Drive
Idaho Falls, ID 83402
Call for availability
Monday through Friday
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Twin Falls Location
 
Contact Information Walk-In Hours Appointment Hours
Phone: (208) 933-2300
Fax: (208) 933-2309
College of Southern Idaho
Hepworth Building, Room 144
P.O. Box 1238
Twin Falls, ID 83303
Currently Unavailable        
Monday through Friday
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Evening appointments
available by request.
Meridian Location
 
Contact Information Walk-In Hours Appointment Hours
Phone: (208) 373-1700         
ISU - Meridian HS Center
1311 E Central Drive
Meridian, ID 83642
Currently Unavailable   
Monday through Friday
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
 
The primary advisors for students who have declared a major are their department's advisors.
 
College of Arts and Letters

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Tate Christensen
Advising Coordinator
Phone: (208) 282-3119



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Laurel Tomin
Academic Advisor
Phone: (208) 282-4653 Office of Academic Advising
             (208) 282-5374 College of Art and Letters

Janelle Fowler

Janelle Fowler
Academic Advisor
Phone: (208) 282-4408
College of Business
Tara Smith
Tara Smith
Director, Undergraduate Programs
Phone: (208) 282-3856                                                     


Ashley Larson
Ashley Larson
Student Services Advisor
Phone: (208) 282-1493                                                     
Riley McGreer
Riley McGreer
Academic Advisor
Phone: (208) 282-2263
 
College of Education
Program Advising
Kent Center Advising Coordinator
Phone: (208) 282-2783                                                    
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Eleise Ramos
Pre-Program Advisor
Phone: (208) 282-3277
College of Health
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Erin Colburn
Pre-Health Advisor/Coordinator
Phone: (208) 373-1758
Email: erincolburn@isu.edu


 
 
 
 

Valentin Garcia
Health Sciences Advisor
Phone: (208) 282-2637
Email: garcvale@isu.edu

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Krystal Scott Lyman
Emergency Services Advisor
Phone: (208) 373-1760                                                 
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Yaritza Barrera
Health Sciences Advisor
Phone: (208) 282-1451
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Ali Crane
Director of Enrollment & Student Services
Phone: (208) 373-1706
School of Nursing
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Karen Ludwig
Academic Advisor
Phone: (208) 282-2132

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Kim Gratiot
Academic Advisor
Phone: (208) 373-1784
College of Pharmacy
Cynthia Tillotson
Dr. Cynthia Tillotson
Director, Student Relations and Admissions
Phone: (208) 282-4597                                                     


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Linda Jackson
Admissions and Enrollment Support
Phone: (208) 282-2280                                                   
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Ronda Mahl
Administrative Assistant
Phone: (208) 282-4597                                                     
College of Science and Engineering
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Dan Giltz
Biology Department Undergraduate Program Coordinator
Phone: (208) 282-3524
Email: dangiltz@isu.edu
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Dylan Koenig
Academic Advisor
Phone: (208) 282-2663
Email: dylankoenig@isu.edu     
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Jay Broda
Academic Advisor
Phone: (208) 282-2575
Email: jaybroda@isu.edu
College of Technology
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Tiffany Mitchell
Director of Student Services
Phone: (208) 282-2622                                                     
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Stephanie Foreman
Associate Director of Student Services
Phone: (208) 282-2622
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Evan Ames
Academic Advisor
Phone: (208) 282-2622                                                     
Specialized advisors for students associated with one of the following university programs or organizations:
 
Athletics Program
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Brad Puckett
Associate Director for Student Athlete
Academic Services
Phone: (208) 282-4705
 
 


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Jami Eborn
Athletic Academic Advisor
Phone: (208) 282-5244
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Liz Geyer
Athletic Academic Advisor
Phone: (208) 282-4908
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Pepper Kaneko
Athletic Academic Advisor
Phone: (208) 282-2215
Career Center
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Dr. Lance Erickson
Director, Career Center
Phone: (208) 282-2380                                                      

                                               

 
Disability Services
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Karina Rorris
Director, Disability Services
Phone: (208) 282-2294                                                        
Honors Program
Shannon Kobs
Dr. Shannon Kobs
Director, University Honors Program
Phone: (208) 282-1637                                                         
   
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Jacob Andrysiak
Coordinator, University Honors Program
Phone: (208) 282-1383
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Conner Suddick
Coordinator, University Honors Program
Phone: (208) 282-1637
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Lori Tapanila
Academic Support, University Honors Program
Phone: (208) 282-1312
 
Native American Student Services
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Currently Vaccant
Phone: (208) 282-3382                                                       

                                                

TRIO (Access and Opportunity Programs)
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Aley Salas
Advisor/Coordinator College
Assistance Migrant Program
Phone: (208) 282-4409
Email: aleysalas@isu.edu


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Maurice Pittman
Advisor/Counselor
Phone: (208) 282-2795
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Reinalyn Echon
Advisor/Counselor
Phone: (208) 282-3242
Veteran Student Services
Todd Johnson

Todd Johnson
Director, Veteran Student Services
Phone: (208) 282-4298                                                     

                                                

 

Advising Is Important

Academic advising is a key part of Idaho State University's commitment to helping students achieve academic success. Advisors communicate accurate and timely information about degree programs, courses, resources, university policies and procedures, and career opportunities intended to help students achieve their educational goals. Students should meet with an advisor every semester to:

  • Understand and clarify degree requirements
  • Develop and maintain a Major Academic Plan of Study
  • Monitor academic progress toward graduation
  • Identify available university resources
  • Assist with petitions and appeals

Choose Your Track

Students deciding their major should research majors and associated Careers. It helps to connect with resources that identify personal strengths and interests. Declare a major by your sophomore year and Stay on Track to graduation.

Students use Degree Works (degree audit tool) to review curriculum requirements for a chosen major. The catalog year of acceptance to ISU is the default.

Graduation degree requirements are determined by the academic undergraduate catalog year identified by the major advisor when a student officially declares their major and is accepted into a program. This happens during the Curriculum Change Request (CCR) process.

Stay On Track

The best way to stay on track to graduation is to meet with your advisor. Schedule a one-on-one appointment, in-person or over the phone, to discuss individual concerns, questions, and find help with:

  • Development of an educational plan (MAP) that can be revisited and adjusted as necessary
  • Evaluation of academic and personal goals
  • Discussion of preferences, options, and any confusing issues that arise
  • Strategies for maintaining a healthy GPA
  • Reviewing any academic problems, identifying causes, resolutions, and avoidance strategies

To graduate in four years, students must take at least 15 credits each fall and spring semester or 30 credit hours each academic year. Review the credit hours needed to graduate and then work with your major advisor to create a MAP with the necessary courses needed each semester until graduation.

Get Back On Track

Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or better to remain in good academic standing and graduate from ISU. Be aware that majors in several academic departments have a higher minimum GPA requirement.

Students receiving notification of academic warning or probation should immediately review the academic probation guidelines meet with their academic advisor to discuss their path moving forward.

  • Freshman, sophomores, and students who have not declared a major should contact their academic advisor.
  • Students with declared majors should contact their major or primary advisor.

Office of Academic Advising provides general academic advising services and support for ISU students, faculty, and staff. Priority advising is available for freshmen, sophomores, transfer students, students on probation, and pre-Social Work majors. Academic Advising can also help students decide and declare their major.

Academic advising is a key part of Idaho State University's commitment to helping students achieve academic success. Advisors communicate accurate and timely information about degree programs, courses, resources, university policies and procedures, and career opportunities intended to help students achieve their educational goals.

Students should meet with an advisor every semester to:

  • Develop and maintain a Major Academic Plan
  • Receive up to date departmental information
  • Find scholarship and research opportunities
  • Stay on track for graduation
  • Connect with internships

Advisors Help With:

  • Declaring a Major
  • Course Scheduling
  • Academic Petitions
  • Degree Requirements
  • Policies and Procedures