Academic advisors assist pre-nursing, undergraduate, and graduate students with information gathering, decision making, and program progression. They assist you with academic counseling and serve as a resource to ensure that you are aware of school and university opportunities to help you meet your academic and career goals.

Undergraduate Advising for Pre-nursing Students

If you have not yet applied for or been admitted into the traditional nursing program, a pre-nursing advisor in University College will help you strategically plan your first few semesters' coursework to meet the prerequisites needed to apply to the School of Nursing. The Health and Life Sciences Advising Office will provide your initial academic advising.  Visit the Health & Life Sciences Advising Center website for more information on scheduling an appointment.

Undergraduate Advising

Advisors in the Center for Academic Affairs offer advising for traditional undergraduate, accelerated second degree, and RN to BSN degree-seeking students.

Graduate Advising

Prospective graduate students receive initial assistance from the graduate advisor in the Center for Academic Affairs. The graduate advisor assists you with the application and admission process. After being admitted to a graduate program, you will be paired with a faculty advisor in your major. The graduate advisor continues to be a resource for general issues, such as academic policies and procedures. 

Contacting an Advisor

Prospective undergraduates can review application and program information on our website. Prospective graduate students can learn about several masters and doctoral programs, as well as certificates and pre- and post-doctoral training by reviewing the graduate website. The boxes on this page provide advisor contact information, or you can call the Center for Academic Affairs at 317-274-2806 or send e-mail to for more information about any of our degree programs. The center offers walk-in advising several times during the week, or you can schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor.