Academic, major and career advising are critical components to your progress toward graduation from the College of Health and Human Services at Western Michigan University. Advisors answer questions, offer guidance and ensure you fulfill all of the requirements for your chosen area of study.

Here's a checklist for families to help prepare new students for their college experience.

Call (269) 387-2656 to schedule an appointment with an academic advisor.

Advising Office hours (by appointment):

  • Monday through Friday - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Walk-in advising:

Walk-in advising is a great opportunity to connect with your academic advisor for any advising needs -- to plan courses for the next semester, apply for graduation, request study abroad course approval, etc. Advisors meet with students on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Fridays only - 9 to 11:30 a.m.  and 1 to 4 p.m. 
  • Exceptions: Walk-in advising is available only during the afternoon (1 to 4 p.m.) on the following dates:
    December 14, 2018
    January 18, 2019
    February 15, 2019
    April 19, 2019

The advising office is located in Room 2125 of the Health and Human Services Building. Please see our directions to the building page.

Undergraduate advisors

  • Interdisciplinary health services and pre-physician assistant: Mandy Cox
  • NursingTracy Corstange
  • Pre- occupational therapy, pre-blindness and low vision: Melinda Lockett 
  • Pre-physical therapy and nursing second bachelor: Sheena Bolton 
  • Pre-nursing: Brett Closson
  • Public health, social work, speech pathology and audiology, health informatics and information management: Jill Hamilton  

Graduate program advisors