Academic Advising

Academic Advisor for BA, ESS and SMSC semester: Sharon Spradling
Phone: 703-993-5336.

To schedule an advising appointment, click here

Location: 4th Floor Enterprise Hall

Advising for BA, Environmental & Sustainability Studies degree will:

  • Help you understand degree requirements
  • Offer guidance on the transfer admission process
  • Help you read your Degree Evaluation and map out the road to graduation (will not map out all 4 years for you to see if you will graduate on time. Please come prepared with your own 4 year plan for us to review)
  • Discuss and help you declare a concentration
  • Offer information on opportunities to enhance your degree including, but not limited to, internships, study abroad, honors in the major, and the Accelerated MS Program in Environmental Science and Policy

In order to make your advising experience as successful as possible, please keep the following in mind:

  1. Know your situation: Review your own record in Degree Works. Your advisor has access to exactly the same information you do and has no “insider” information into your record.
  2. Know the requirements: All students should know the applicable university, CHSS, and program policies. Read the University Catalog and the information we provide on this website.
  3. Bring paperwork: If you know that you need a specific form, you can save time by bringing it pre-filled with your details (G#, name, etc.).

Please find a list of forms for undergraduate students here:

Advising for the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation semester programs will:

  • Help you understand the admissions process for the programs
  • Help you figure out how the 16 credit program will fit within your degree
  • Discuss your financial needs pertaining to the semester program including any job positions or scholarships that might be available at the time.
  • Help you figure out which of the two semester programs will be the best fit for your interests

To register for a tour to visit the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation, please visit here:





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