The KSAS Office of Academic Advising encourages undergraduates to explore opportunities and excel as they identify and achieve meaningful academic and personal goals.

Advising is an interactive process between a student and an advisor, which serves as a resource for students to understand their degree requirementsmajor requirements, and discuss personal and educational goals. Students may find that they need assistance in accessing resources provided by the university including, but not limited to: academic assistance, leaves of absence, study abroad, mental and physical health, research opportunities, and campus clubs and organizations and in certain circumstances their advisor may be able to help.

Students are encouraged to meet with their advisor or advisor success coach via 1-on-1 meetings. Alternatively, students can meet with the advisor-on-duty during in-person and virtual Drop-In hours.

Please note: During the Summer Months Staff will not be on Campus
Following Commencement in May, Advisors and Coaches for the Krieger Advising Office will begin working remotely for the duration of the summer months. Our physical office space on campus will be closed to visitors until the suite is re-opened in August. During this time students can still connect with their Advisor or Coach by scheduling an appointment with them, sending them an email, or sending an email to our general email account, [email protected].


Meetings with a student’s assigned advisor or advisor success coach are typically about 30 minutes in length and allow the student to explore various topics in depth. Making an appointment is easy and can be done so online. Follow these instructions to make your appointment today.

The first two weeks of the semester is an incredibly busy time for students and advising. Students are encouraged to utilize Drop-In advising meetings if they cannot make an appointment with their assigned advisor during the first two weeks of the semester.

Drop-In Hours and Modality

Drop-In meetings can be used during the Fall and Spring semesters for quick questions or for advisor approval for an Add/Drop request. These meetings are typically only 15 minutes or less. If you think you need more than 15 minutes, we recommend that you make an appointment with your advisor. Drop-In meetings will only be available during the specified schedule. You will find the semester’s schedule and information on how to participate on the Drop-in Hours page.

NB: If the University is closed Drop-In meetings will be cancelled. Should the Advising Office needs to unexpectedly cancel any Drop-In hours, an email will be sent to KSAS students’ Hopkins email.

Excellence in Academic Advising

Johns Hopkins University was one of the first institutions to participate in the Excellence in Academic Advising (EAA) project sponsored by NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising and the Gardner Institute. The EAA initiative is an opportunity for participating institutions to do a “deep dive” into their school’s academic advising practices for the purposes of reflection and enhancement. Learn more about changes to our mission and learning outcomes related to the Excellence in Academic Advising project.