Academic Advising

Our dedicated staff is here to help you navigate your path to graduation.

Have questions? Contact us today!

 

Is this your first year at ASU?
First-year and new transfer students (not ASU Online students)  receive advising support in Armstrong Hall.

First-year advising

Have a quick question?

Email is the quickest way to get in touch with your academic advisor. Our academic advising team will respond to your email within 72 hours, however, turnaround times tend to be much faster! 

Click here to contact your advsior!

Advisor Responsibilities Student Responsibilities 
  • 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
  • Be aware of University and The College of Liberal Arts deadlines, policies, procedures and requirements.
  • Come prepared to your appointment with specific questions

Scheduling Appointments

All new freshmen and transfer students receive advising in Armstrong Hall. Click here to schedule with an advisor in Armstrong Hall.

Current sophmores, juniors, and seniors call 480-965-3561 or visit the Physics Main Office in Physical Science F-Wing, Room 470 to schedule an advising appointment. Parking is available in Lot 46 off University Dr.  Please do not email to schedule an appointment. 

How to prepare for your appointment:

  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) before you attend your advising appointment.

Express Advising

August 22 - December 5: Thursdays, 9:00am-11:45pm (Last check-in at 11:35am)

Express Advising NOT held on: September 12th. 

Express advising is limited to 10-15 minutes and is on a first come first serve basis. New students must make an appointment if it is their first advising session. Hours may change or be canceled at any time at the discretion of the department. It is recommended that you call the front office (480.965.3561) to confirm express advising days/times. 

*Excluding ASU Observed Holidays 

Students should utilize express advising for the following reasons: 

  • Junior advising hold 
  • To review scheduled courses
  • Adding minor
  • Quick course concerns 
  • Needs a signature on form  - From must be completed ahead of time

If necessary, your advisor may request that you schedule an appointment.

Morgan Texeira

Undergraduate Academic Manager

physics.undergrad@asu.edu

480.965.9075

Morgan has been with the Department of Phyiscs 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 and minors to help them reach their academic goals. 

Ashley Meyers

Student Services Coordinator Associate


Ashley.N.Meyers@asu.edu | 480.965.3561                                

Ashley has been with the Department of Physics since 2018. Currently, Ashley oversees scheduling, class overrides, textbooks, and the front office. 

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 the necessary form below. 

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Override Form

Overrides for classes on other campuses

Downtown Campus - 602-496-4636 - Form
Polytechnic Campus - 480-727-1585 - Form
West Campus - 602-543-5500

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.

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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) 
  • 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 and Arts (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, Humanites and Arts, Social Behavioral Sciences, and Science and Society 
    • Cultural Diversity in the United States (C)
    • Global Awareness (G)
    • Historical Awareness (H)

College Requirements

GPA - students must have at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) in order to graduate with their degree. 

Science and Society - 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. If your science and society courses are not listed correctly on your DARs, complete this form

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

Major Requirements 

Students must complete all required courses listed on their respective major maps. 

 

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I have been Disqualified, what are my next steps?

 

 

Probation

Physics majors are required to maintain a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.0. Students who fail to maintain a satisfactory GPA will be placed on probation. Once you are on probation, you will need to complete the next semester with a GPA of 2.0 or above to remain on continued probation. Students may remain on continued probation as long as they achieve a semester GPA of 2.0 or above.

Requirements of Probation:

  1. Schedule an appointment with your advisor by calling 480.965.3561
  2. Complete Probation Success Plan
  3. Complete UNI 220 
  4. Enroll in PASS program (for first-time freshmen only)

Steps to complete BEFORE your appointment:

  1. Review your DARs
  2. Complete the success plan and success strategy areas on probation success plan form
  3. Email completed probation success plan to texeira@asu.edu before your appointment.

Disqualification

Students who do not maintain a semester GPA of 2.0 or above after being placed on probation will be disqualified from Arizona State University. Students who are disqualified may submit a written appeal to the college. If approved, students will be allowed to register for the following semester. If your appeal is denied you will need to sit out one academic year before seeking readmission.

Students who have not appealed successfully should contact the Office of Student and Academic Programs in the Fulton Center, Suite 110, 480-965-6506.  You will need to meet with an OSAP advisor to learn how you can gain readmission after one year.

Click here for more information on disqualification