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Idaho State University

Meet Your Advisors

Meet Your Advisor each Semester

Meet with an advisor each semester to plan ahead and make informed decisions.

Central Academic Advising (CAA)

Provides priority advising for freshmen, sophomores, transfer students, students on probation, and pre-Social Work majors.

  • Students who are deciding their program of study should research majors and Declare a Major by their sophomore year.
  • Sophomore, junior, and senior students who are in the process of deciding a major should contact CAA to schedule an advising appointment.

Academic students take action and formally declare their major to be assigned a departmental/faculty advisor.

  • It is possible for students to have multiple advisors assigned to them.

Students pursuing a technology degree or certificate should contact the College of Technology (COT) for advising.


Contact CAA in one of the following locations to schedule an advising appointment:

Office Hours Fall/Spring: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday - Summer 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Walk-in Hours Fall/Spring: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday - Summer 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Meet Pocatello Advisors

  • Phone: (208) 282-7800
  • Bennion Student Union Building

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday

Evening Hours 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday

Meet Idaho Falls Advisors

  • Phone (208) 373-1700
  • 1311 E. Central Drive, Meridian, ID

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday

Walk-in Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday

Meet Meridian Advisors

  • Phone: (208) 933-2300
  • CSI Higher Education Center, Hepworth Building, Suite 144

Office Hours Fall/Spring: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday

Walk-in Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday

Meet Twin Falls Advisors

Department and Faculty Advisors

Department Mentors and Faculty Advisors

Students who have formally declared a major are assigned a departmental or faculty advisor.

Specialized Advisors

Advisors and their advisees have a shared responsibility when it comes to the advising relationship.

An advisor will:

  • Provide a safe, respectful, and confidential space for students to ask questions, discuss interests, and express concerns.
  • Understand and effectively communicate ISU degree requirements.
  • Support students in making decisions about their major and assist in planning their program of study.
  • Make effective referrals that allow students to navigate the university successfully.

An advisor expects that students will:

  • Take notes during advising meetings and keep an advising folder for important information in their advising sessions.
  • Schedule an appointment with their major advisor or Central Academic Advising once each semester.
  • Come to appointments prepared with their degree audit report and a list of questions or topics to discuss.
  • Research programs, policies, procedures, and opportunities as appropriate.