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ADVISING

In ARHU we inspire and challenge you to BE WORLDWISE in every sense of the word. Open yourself to stimulating courses and many other opportunities that help you appreciate human experience, thought, expression and creativity.

ARHU advisors will help you navigate your college journey so you can discover your passion, develop your academic plan and infuse your UMD experience with study abroad, internships, engaged research with faculty and career explorations. 

Every ARHU student is required to participate in college and departmental advising. 

For information on advising, please visit:

The College of Arts and Humanities Fall 2021 advising information

Please note that currently all advising is taking place remotely.

Meet With an Advisor to:

Declare a Major

  1. Contact and meet with the departmental/major advisor to discuss major and begin academic plan.
  2. Complete the Foreign Language Placement Assessment (FLPA) 
  3. Schedule an appointment with an ARHU advisor (click here) or by calling 301-405-2108 to complete your change of major. Bring your signed Academic Plan Checklist to your appointment .

Mandatory Advising

Mandatory First Semester Advising

To prepare to register for your second semester at UMD, you will need to meet with your department, complete language placement and meet with an ARHU advisor in order to complete your academic plan.

  1. Contact and meet with the departmental/major advisor to discuss major and begin academic plan. Your major advisor will upload your approved Academic Plan Checklist

  2. Complete the Foreign Language Placement Assessment (FLPA) 

  3. Schedule an appointment with an ARHU advisor (click here) or by calling 301-405-2108 to complete your change of major. Appointment must be scheduled to take place at least one day after you complete Steps 1 and 2.

Mandatory Sophomore and Senior Advising

For ARHU Mandatory Advising blocks when you are in the 45-55 or 86-100 credit range, an ARHU advisor sent an email outlining your remaining requirements and steps to lift your ARHU advising block. Please check your email and respond to that advisor to lift your block. If you have a department block, you will need to follow-up with your department advisor. 

General Advising

You may also schedule an appointment with an ARHU advisor if you have general questions.

Study Abroad Advising/Course approval

Study Abroad Advising

Schedule a remote appointment with Conrad Zeutenhorst to talk about study abroad and other global learning opportunities for ARHU students. 

Study Abroad Course approval

If you are completing a SACA (Study Abroad Course Approval) Form, schedule an appointment for final approval. Please note that your form may require further review after your appointment; you will be emailed your form when it is ready (usually within 48 hours).

  • The SACA form must be obtained from Education Abroad and signed by your major advisor prior to your appointment with an ARHU college advisor. 
  • Students seeking approval to complete the Global Engagement Requirement abroad should schedule to meet with Paula Nadler specifically.
  • GenEd course evaluations must be requested through the corresponding UMD department(s) for the course(s). Requests can be submitted through the EA Transfer Credit Evaluation Request form.

Probation/Dismissal Advising

Schedule a virtual appointment/ in person appointment meet with Ms. Tiara Lowe to complete advising for registration if you are on academic probation or academic dismissal

Athlete Advising (new and current ARHU athletes)

Schedule a virtual appointment/in person appointment for Athlete Advising

Credit Limit overrides

Per University of Maryland policy, students can register for a maximum of 16 credits prior to the first day of classes. On the first day of classes, students may register for up to 20 credits.

ARHU considers exceptions to this policy under the following circumstances (ARHU must be your primary college):

  • you are a Music, Theatre or Dance major
  • you are graduating in the upcoming semester
  • you are registering for your fifth course, which exceeds 16 credits

Schedule an appointment if you fall into any of these categories to request permission to register for up to 20 credits before the first day of classes.

Please note that on the first day of classes the credit limit is automatically increased from 16 to 20 credits.

Students seeking permission to register for more than 20 credits must file an exception.  To do so click here.

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Hours & Scheduling

Drop-in advising hours and appointments. 
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Declare A Major

To add or declare an ARHU major, follow these steps.
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Careers

Professional development resources to grow your career. 
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For general questions, email arhuadvising@umd.edu.

Office of Student Affairs Contacts

Caroline Bodnar

Career Advisor, College of Arts and Humanities

1118 Francis Scott Key Hall
College Park MD, 20742

(301) 314-1954

Crystal Charity

Graduate Assistant I, College of Arts and Humanities

1120 Francis Scott Key Hall
College Park MD, 20742

(301) 405-2108

Robert Crane

Assistant Director, College of Arts and Humanities

1120 Francis Scott Key Hall
College Park MD, 20742

(301) 405-2108

Audran Downing

Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, College of Arts and Humanities

1120 Francis Scott Key Hall
College Park MD, 20742

(301) 405-2112

Joseph Filteau

Coordinator, College of Arts and Humanities

1120 Francis Scott Key Hall
College Park MD, 20742

(301) 405-2351

Karen Jones

Program Management Specialist, College of Arts and Humanities

1120 Francis Scott Key Hall
College Park MD, 20742

(301) 405-2112

Kate Juhl

Program Director, College of Arts and Humanities

1118 Francis Scott Key Hall
College Park MD, 20742

301-314-4040

Tiara Lowe

Senior Academic Advisor, College of Arts and Humanities

1120 Francis Scott Key Hall
College Park MD, 20742

(301) 405-2108

Joshua McGarry

Academic Advisor/Graduate Assistant, College of Arts and Humanities
Graduate Student, English

1120 Francis Scott Key Hall
College Park MD, 20742

(301) 405-2108

Paula Nadler

Assistant Director, College of Arts and Humanities

1120 Francis Scott Key Hall
College Park MD, 20742

(301) 405-2108