The Herberger Office of Student Success

We facilitate the academic achievement and creative development of students while assisting in the navigation and attainment of their goals.

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The advising team will help you thrive at ASU.

Vision Statement

The Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts Office of Student Success will:

  • Foster meaningful relationships with students, the Arcadia Residential Community, Herberger Institute faculty and staff, and the Arizona State University community.
  • Provide students with accurate information and resources that support them through graduation.
  • Cultivate a friendly, inclusive, and compassionate environment with engaging opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration.
  • Maintain our commitment to continuously evaluate and improve our sustainable practices and services to students.

Schedule an appointment

Schedule an appointment

Appointments are recommended and should to be scheduled in advance with the lead academic advisor.

There are 3 ways to schedule an advising appointment:

Appointments are available year round.

Please note the online scheduling system only shows two weeks of available appointments for each advisor. If the advisor’s schedule is full, students can return to the scheduling system the following day to see the next chronological day with open appointments.

Come to your appointment prepared

  1. Know your ASU Student ID number or have your ASU ID card ready.
  2. Check your account at for any registration holds and clear up what you can prior to seeing an advisor.
  3. Review your ASU Major Map and Critical Requirements and know the required courses for your major.
  4. Run and review your DARS report. Learn how to run a DARS report.
  5. Bring a written list of questions you would like to discuss and ideas of courses you are planning to take next semester. Please check course availability in the schedule of classes.
  6. If asking questions about a letter, email, or form that you received from anyone at the University, bring it with you for the advisor to review.
  7. When asking questions about specific courses know the prefix and number (i.e., DSC is the prefix and 180 is the course number) of the course.

Walk-In Advising

Walk-In Advising

Walk-In Advising hours

Tuesdays and Fridays
9 – 11:40 a.m. and 1 – 3:40 p.m.

Walk-in hours are held each Tuesday and Friday when classes are in session during the fall and spring semesters. Walk-in hours are unavailable on days when the University is closed. Please note that during the summer and winter break, advisors are available by appointment only.


Walk-In Advising Policy

To better address student needs, the Herberger Institute advising team has implemented the following walk-in advising policy.

Walk-in meetings are limited to 20 minutes or less. Because of this time constraint, the following advising services are appropriate for walk-in advising:

  • Follow-up from previous advising appointment
  • Signature on form
  • Checking over scheduled courses
  • Registration advising for students w/o a hold

Given the limited time available in a walk-in advising meeting, the following areas require a scheduled appointment with an academic advisor:

  • Students interested in concurrent majors
  • New students, freshman and transfer
  • Freshman students with advising holds
  • Students in need of long-term career or academic planning
  • Students wanting to change majors
  • GPS (Graduation Planning Sheet)
  • Initial probation appointment

Some walk-in meetings may run over by a few minutes. The 20-minute time slot selected is not a guarantee, but the approximate time the student will be seen.

Mandatory advising for all new students

Mandatory advising for all new students

The Herberger Institute has mandatory advising for all new students entering the University prior to enrollment in their first semester at ASU, this includes both freshman and transfer students.

The following table outlines when academic advising is required:

Class Standing

Completed Credits


Freshman students

Fewer than 25 credits


Sophomore students

25 – 55 credits

Falls below a 2.5

Junior and Senior students

56 or more credits

Falls below a 2.5

Senior students

87 or more credits


* There is also mandatory advising for all students who are off-track in their major or if a student is placed on academic probation.

Undergraduate student academic handbook

Undergraduate student academic handbook

For more information regarding our policies and procedures, please read the student handbook

Advisor contact information

Ryan Brady
Academic Success Coordinator
BA in Design Studies

The Design School: Graphic Design, Environmental Design

William Patrick Bingham
Academic Success Coordinator
School of Art: Art History (Online Campus), Fashion

School of Film, Dance and Theatre: Film (Alpha split H-S)

Corey Carlson
Academic Success Coordinator
School of Arts, Media + Engineering: Digital Culture

School of Film, Dance and Theatre: Film (Alpha split A-G and T-Z)

School of Music: BA in Music, Music (Composition, Performance, Theatre, Theory)

Michael Funk
Academic Success Coordinator Senior
The Design School: Environmental Design, Industrial Design
Carrie Graham
Academic Success Coordinator Senior
School of Art: Art History (Tempe Campus), Museum Studies, Photography, Printmaking, Digital Photography (Online Campus)
Jesse Ortiz
Academic Success Coordinator
School of Art: Art Education, Art History (Online Campus), Art Studies, Painting
Matthew Ransom
Academic Success Coordinator
BA in the Arts

School of Art: Fashion

The Design School: Architecture, Landscape Architecture

Marrin Robinson
Academic Success Coordinator
School of Film, Dance and Theatre: Dance, Dance Education, Performance & Movement, Theatre
Academic Success Coordinator
School of Art: Ceramics, Drawing, Fibers, Intermedia, Sculpture, Art Studies, Digital Photography (Online)

School of Arts, Media + Engineering: Graphic Design, Environmental Design

Academic Success Coordinator Senior
The Design School: Architecture, Landscape Architecture
Anna Zischkau
Academic Success Coordinator, Senior
The Design School: Interior Design

School of Music: Music Education, Music Therapy


We are located in the Design South building (CDS) room 101, which is located near the SW corner of Forest and University.

850 S. Forest Mall
Design South Room 101
Tempe, AZ 85287-1605
Phone: 480-965-4495

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