Meet your advisors

Summer Bowman, MBA

Academic Advisor


Accounting, Business, Finance, Health Services Administration, Innovation management, Management, Marketing, Pre-Business, Supply Chain Management

Academic Advisor


Anthropology, Communication Studies, Criminal Justice, English (Creative Writing and Literature), History, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Early College, UCOL non-degree, Visiting

Academic Advisor


All Education programs, Honors advising, pre-Nursing, Traditional and Accelerated BSN, RN to BSN, MSN, General Studies

Academic Advisor


Biology, Exploratory, Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, Forensic Science

Your advisor can:

  • Help you choose a major and plan your academic program
  • Provide information about how your transfer credits apply to your degree
  • Help you declare a new major, minor, or certificate program
  • Check your progress toward completing your degree and meeting degree requirements
  • Suggest enrichment opportunities, like the Honors Program or student mentoring
  • Explain academic policies and requirements
  • Assist you with a grade appeal or an issue with a class
  • Provide support in the event of a personal issue or challenging life circumstance

Appointments & Registration

To provide you with the best counsel, advisors must have time to review your academic history, plan, and progress. Although some questions can be answered via e-mail or phone, good advising almost always occurs during a scheduled appointment. To schedule an appointment:

  • When online, use the Student Appointment Scheduler available through One.IU.
  • When on campus, visit University College in CC Room 156H to make an appointment.

Because advisors help you make important choices about your degree program and career goals, please be prepared before coming to advising appointments.

  1. Be ready to plan courses for your next semester and work with your advisor to discuss, set, and monitor your goals. Complete a pre-advising worksheet to help you and your advisor clearly communicate and discuss topics that are important and specific to you.
  2. Make written notes with the questions you have for your advisor.
  3. Be on time. Come to the Student Services Desk in CC Room 156 at or before your scheduled appointment time.
  4. Listen carefully and take notes as your advisor reviews, compares, researches, recommends, and prepares your customized program plan during the meeting.

Although you and your advisor will select specific courses for the next semester during the appointment, you will register yourself for classes with One.IU. Register as soon as possible after your advising appointment to ensure that the courses you chose are still available.