The University of Akron College of Business
Graduate Academic Advising
Advisers are available to provide individual academic advising services to students in College of Business (CoB) graduate programs. Our advisers provide:
- Explanations of degree requirements
- Assistance with academic planning and course scheduling
- Answers to questions about university and college policies and procedures
To help ensure you are reaching your goals, we recommend contacting an adviser at least once each semester by scheduling an advising appointment or sending an e-mail. If you have questions or need other assistance in preparing a schedule for the next semester, contact an adviser early.
Scheduled 30 Minute Advising Appointments
When signing up for an appointment, students must select either Virtual Advising or In-Person Advising before selecting a day/time. All appointments are 30 minutes long. If students select a virtual appointment, they will receive an email with log-in instructions for a Microsoft Teams meeting. Students must download Microsoft Teams prior to a virtual appointment.
Program requirements, course descriptions, and important policies (including information on grade/GPA requirements, transfer courses, etc.) can be found in the Graduate Bulletin.
The CoB Graduate Policy Guide provides a summary of policies governing graduate students, including advising, courses, graduation, internships and work authorization for international students.
Graduate Programs has a variety of forms to facilitate alterations. The Common Petition form has a variety of uses, including for course substitutions, preliminary transfer course approval, exceptions, and special requests.