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Not sure whom to see? Here is a basic breakdown.

Remember to make an appointment to meet with any of the professional advisors.

Peers are often available during drop-in hours. Please see departmental website for details.

Peer and Graduate Student Advisors

  • Help filling out forms
  • Understanding how to set up an advising appointment
  • Help reading your Academic Requirements Report (ARR)
  • Major/minor requirement review
  • Help choosing classes
  • Connecting with campus resources

Undergraduate Program Advisors

Amy Grieger, Lisa Merritt

You are welcome to meet with either advisor.

  • Major/minor requirement review
  • Advisor signature for relevant forms
  • Moving major courses showing incorrectly on ARR
  • Graduation clearance
  • Removal of advising holds

Chief Undergraduate Advisor

Adrian Grace

  • Study Abroad/ Domestic Exchange pre-approvals
  • Approval of transfer classes
  • Internship Advising
  • Extenuating circumstances
  • Return from Suspension/Dismissal
  • GPA concerns

Other Advising

Accelerated Master's Degree (4+1) in Political Science 

Honors Programs

 a) Departmental Contact:

 b) CHC Advising contacts


International Relations Certificate 

College-Level Requirements for UMass Students entering prior to Fall 2018 (Global Education)

Academic Dean (credit overload requests, late add/drop, academic probation)