Appointments and Walk-Ins

Matriculated students can meet with an advisor in the AAC for an individual, 30-minute meeting. We offer both in-person and virtual appointments, which can be scheduled at During active registration and add/drop periods, when student need is highest, advisors are available for full-day walk-in hours. We are open Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. More information can be found at

Programs and Workshops

Each semester, the AAC hosts programs and workshops designed to educate students about educational opportunities and assist with academic planning.

  • Orientation programming introduces first-year and transfer students to academic advising at Emerson. Students meet with their academic advisor in a group setting to learn more about Emerson’s curriculum, policies, and available opportunities that can enhance their academic careers.
  • Reg Prep (Registration Preparation) sessions are virtual workshops that provide crucial tools for new students as they prepare to register for the first time. Each interactive session is led by a professional advisor and offers students the opportunity to receive answers to their questions. For students who have registered before, we provide digital advising guides designed to teach students how to progress along their curricular path. 

First-Year and Sophomore Students

First-year students (except students in Performing Arts) are assigned to an advisor in the AAC for their first three semesters. Honors students are advised by the Honors Program Director. Students meet with their advisor at least once each semester in group sessions or individual appointments.

Performing Arts Majors

Performing Arts majors are assigned to a faculty advisor within their major upon arriving at Emerson. The AAC remains an additional resource for Performing Arts majors.

Transfer Students

All transfer students (except students in Performing Arts) are assigned to the AAC’s transfer student advisor, whom they will meet with individually during their first semester. Transfer students transition to a faculty advisor in their academic major during their second semester.

Junior and Senior Students

As students approach their junior year, they transition from their advisor in the AAC and begin to work with a faculty advisor in their academic major. The AAC remains an additional resource for junior and senior students advised by faculty members, particularly for procedural questions outside of faculty expertise.