Undergraduate Advising

What is Advising?

Academic advising is a process in which students and academic advisors work together to achieve the student’s educational and personal goals. Typically the student and the advisor collaborate to create a broad understanding of program/major requirements and university and DAAP policies and procedures, as well as to develop course schedules in order to fulfill degree requirements and student interests. Academic advisors can also identify additional campus and community resources as needed to enhance the student’s tenure, both personally and academically, at UC.

Fall Semester In-Person & Virtual drop-ins

Our advisors are available to assist you on a drop-in basis during the first week of the semester. If you need to speak to an advisor, please determine if a drop-in meeting or appointment would best fit your needs (see chart below).  Students will be served on a first come, first serve basis.

When: Monday, August 22 - Thursday, August 25 from 8 AM - 4 PM ET.

Where (in-person): Aronoff 5470 

Where (DAAP virtual drop-in)https://ucincinnati.zoom.us/s/4444578602

If you experience issues, please stop by DAAP Student Affairs in Aronoff 5470 or call 513-556-1376.

What's the difference between a Drop-In and an Appointment?

Drop-In (15 min or less)

Appointment (15-30 min or more)

Examples include:
  • Advising or academic policy/registration questions
  • Academic distress
  • Changes to fall semester schedule
  • Change of major for fall semester

Examples include:

  • Thoughts about changing major
  • Study abroad
  • Pursuing a minor or certificate

Schedule an Appointment

Current UC students: Please schedule an advising appointment with us through the My Bearcat Network scheduling tool.

Prospective UC students: Please email us at daap-admissions@uc.edu or call 513-556-1376.

Appointment Tips

  • Appointments must be scheduled at least one day in advance.
  • Plan ahead when scheduling advising appointments, especially during enrollment registration periods.
  • The My Bearcat Network scheduling tool provides access to your schedule in real time should you need to make any adjustments to it.
  • Appointments are scheduled for 30 minutes.
  • Students can choose to meet in-person, virtually with video, or by phone.
  • Students who do not arrive on time for an appointment may be asked to reschedule so as not to disrupt other student appointments.
  • If you cannot make your scheduled appointment, please modify it on My Bearcat Network or notify the office by calling 513-556-1376.
  • For specific questions about co-op, please contact the Division of Experience-Based Learning and Career Education (513-556-2667). 

Undergraduate Advising Team

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Amberly M Maryo

Senior Assistant Dean, Student Affairs


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Shaylen Oswald

Executive Staff Assistant


Academic Advisors

Myron E. Ullman Jr. School of Design and School of Art

Majors: Communication Design, Fashion Design, Industrial Design, Art History, Fine Arts, and Pre-Fine Arts

Students with last names A - G
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Ellie Graham

Academic Advisor


Students with last names H - O
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Jaime E Edwards

Senior Academic Advisor


Students with last names P - Z
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Jessica Nethers

Senior Academic Advisor


School of Architecture and Interior Design and School of Planning

Majors: Architecture, Interior Design, Horticulture, Urban Planning, and Urban Studies

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Tiffany Leazer

Associate Director