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Advising Centers

Advising Centers by College

Each of the six academic colleges and the two program colleges at Old Dominion University provide a variety of academic advisement resources. Please select your college for more information on the academic advising and major selection/declaration process.

For information about a specific advisor, please visit our Directory of Advisors page.

College of Arts & Letters

Students with fewer than 24 credit hours and/or have not earned credit for ENGL 110C (English Composition)* are advised through the main advising center in the Batten Arts and Letters Building, room 1006.

*except for Music and Music Business/Production majors. Contact the Music Department directly.

Students with credit for ENGL 110C and 25 or more credit hours are eligible to declare their major and are advised by a faculty member in their chosen major department.

Students majoring in a Teacher Education program within the college are also advised by Teacher Education Services in the Darden College of Education.

College of Business & Public Administration

For appointments, use the online system by selecting advisors with the code
BU in front of the name at: https://shibboleth-odu-csm.symplicity.com/sso/


Students with fewer than 26 credit hours are advised by Billie Cook (bcook@odu.edu), the Academic Success Advisor in the college, located in the main advising center in Constant Hall, room 1011; (757) 683-5777. New transfer students with 26 credit hours or more are advised by graduate assistants,
available in the main advising center in Constant Hall, room 1011, (757) 683-5777.


Continuing students are advised by a faculty advisor in their chosen major.

Students with 80 or more credit hours and those in Distance Learning programs are advised by Jennifer Usis, the director of advising for the College of Business and Public Administration, in Constant Hall, room 1011. jusis@odu.edu.


Business students in academic difficulty are advised by Tourgee Simpson (tdsimpso@odu.edu) , assistant director of advising for the college. Mr. Simpson is located in room 1011 Constant Hall, (757) 683-5777.
For other advising questions, please email businessadvising@odu.edu or call 757.683.5777.

Darden College of Education

Students with fewer than 25 credits hours are advised by the Darden College of Education's Academic Success Advisor, Ms. Mirta Williams (mswillia@odu.edu), in room 1500 Webb Center. To schedule an appointment with Ms. Williams, select ED Mirta Williams in the online appointment system at https://shibboleth-odu-csm.symplicity.com/sso/ .

Continuing students and new transfer students with 25 or more credit hours may contact
their major advisor using the list of faculty advisors by major.

Batten College of Engineering & Technology

Students admitted to the University who are interested in pursuing a degree in an engineering field who have not met the criteria to declare a major are advised under the following:

Math 102M/103 placement: Students beginning the engineering program with placement in MATH 102M/103-College Algebra are advised by the Academic Success Advisor, Ms. Tania Alvarez. Appointments may be made online via MyAdvisor or by email at talvarez@odu.edu. Ms. Alvarez is in room 1104E Systems Research and Academic Building.

MATH 162M placement or higher levels of math: Students with placement in a math course beyond College Algebra are advised by:

  • A-L: Ms. Bonita Anthony, the Assistant Director of the Engineering Fundamentals Division. Appointments may be made via MyAdvisor or by email at banthony@odu.edu.
  • M-Z: Ms. Tania Alvarez, Student Success Advisor. Appointments may be made online via MyAdvisor or by email at talvarez@odu.edu.


Transfer students with credit for Math 211 and 24 or more credits are advised by a faculty member in the chosen major department.

College of Health Sciences

All pre-majors are advised in the College of Health Sciences Advising Center. Advising appointments for pre-majors can be scheduled by calling 757-683-5137 or stopping by the Advising Center, room 2112 of the Health Sciences Building at 4608 Hampton Blvd. between 46th and 47th Streets. The main entrance for the building is located on the 46th Street side of the building and signing up outside the office door. A 30-minute appointment is required for every student every semester. Your Advisor Block will be lifted by your advisor at this pre-registration appointment.

Students accepted into the chosen major are advised by a faculty advisor within the discipline.

College of Sciences

The College utilizes faculty and professional academic advisors to assist undergraduate students. The College's Advising Center, under the direction of Ms. Kim Herbert, is located in room 236 of the Mills Godwin Life Sciences Building.