Academic Advising

graduating students

Academic advising is the foundation upon which a student develops his or her academic program. Through academic advising, students identify and explore the educational opportunities available at Salem State. Meeting regularly with an advisor, students plan their programs, complete degree requirements and benefit from a mentor/mentee relationship with a member of the faculty or the academic advising center professional staff.

STUDENTS: Are You on Track?

Our goal in the Center for Academic Excellence-Academic Advising is to provide our students with the right tools and services to be on track with their academic success. Therefore we are offering workshops to students in preparation for the advising and registration periods!

We will discuss the following:

  • Advising
  • Degree Tracker
  • General Education
  • Navigator
  • Program Requirements
  • Registration

Follow the steps below to register for a workshop-space is limited!

Navigator>Full Menu>Learning and Development>Are You on Track Sessions



Frederick E. Berry Library
Learning Commons, first floor 

North Campus

Office Hours

Monday-Friday: 8:30 am-5 pm

Please note: All day students are assigned to a faculty advisor within their major program, this information can be found your Navigator account; Student Home>Academic Home>View my advisor.

If you need additional assistance and your faculty advisor is not available, students could also meet with a knowledgable staff member in the academic advising office. Appointments are strongly encouraged, please refer to the advisor-student assignments below:  

If your last name begins with...                        You will meet with the following advisor...
 A-Chz  Carmen Amado
 Ci-E                        Darius Gregory
 F-J   Daphnee Georges   
 K-Mcz  Alix Gordon
 Md-R  Anne-Marie O'Keefe  
 S-Z and Veterans          Melissa Thayer
 Undeclared students       Barbara Tierney

Below you will find our academic advising syllabus [Word doc], which is designed to assist you throughout your time at Salem State by pointing out specific objectives and milestones related to each class year. We encourage you to review the documents prior to your appointment.

Syllabus Overview [Word doc] (all students)

Freshmen [Word doc] (0-23 credits)

Sophomores [Word doc] (24-53 credits)

Juniors [Word doc] (54-89 credits)

Seniors [Word doc] (90+ credits)

In the meantime, if you have questions, view our FAQs [Word doc] for important academic information.