All Columbian College students are assigned an advisor from the Undergraduate Advising Office based on last name. Schedule an appointment online with your advising group, or POD; stop by office hours, which will be held virtually; or email us with quick questions.
Find Your POD
Schedule an Advisor Appointment
The undergraduate advisors are available for in-person and virtual appointments with students. Use the online system to book 30-minute appointments with an advisor from your POD.
You may book a virtual or in-person appointment with your assigned advisor (listed on your DegreeMap) or with anyone in your POD. It is very important that you pay close attention to whether you are booking an IN-PERSON appointment or a VIRTUAL appointment. Each advisor's availability for both appointment types is noted for each specific day of the week on the booking page. Virtual appointments will take place via Zoom, and you will receive the Zoom link in your appointment email confirmation and calendar invite.
Please note: The calendar displays availability for two weeks. Students who arrive 10 or more minutes late forfeit their appointment and will need to reschedule.
- No-Show Policy
We understand that unexpected academic obligations, work commitments or illnesses can affect your schedule. However, please alert the CCAS Undergraduate Academic Advising Office of any changes to your scheduled appointments as quickly as possible. We have high demand for appointments so your cancellation will allow us to offer your time slot to another student, if cancelled in a timely manner. Be sure to check your schedule carefully in order to avoid multiple appointment cancellations.
If you need to cancel an appointment, please do so by following the instructions in your appointment confirmation e-mail as soon as you know you need to cancel. If you do not cancel the appointment and do not show up, it will be recorded as a “no show” by your academic advisor. Two or more no-shows in a semester will result in you no longer being able to book a 30-minute one-on-one advising appointment during the semester. Accordingly, you will be limited to meeting with advisors for a 10-minute drop-in appointment during office hours, listed below (no appointment necessary!). Office hours during the Fall and Spring semesters take place each day of the week.
A “no-show” is a student who missed an appointment without cancelling it, either via the online scheduler or by calling the office at 202-994-6211. Failure to be present at the time of a scheduled appointment will be recorded in your CCAS advising record as a “no-show.” This includes arriving 10 minutes (or more) late to your scheduled appointment.
Visit During Office Hours
All pods hold the same office hours during the fall and spring semesters. Students can use these 10-minute meetings to ask quick questions, get clarification on forms and policies and access reference information. Students see the assigned POD advisor on duty.
Spring 2023 Office Hours
In addition to 30-minute appointments, we also offer daily office hours. These office hours will be held VIRTUALLY ONLY on Zoom.
Do you have a quick question but can't make it into the office? Send an email to your POD advisors and someone will get back to you.
Important things to note before you email:
- Include your GWID in your email.
- Please allow 24-48 hours for a response.
- Your POD advisors monitor the email during regular business hours, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and do not answer email over the weekends.
- Your advisors are unable to confirm your graduation progress over email. Please schedule a 30-minute appointment to confirm your progress and evaluate your remaining requirements.
- Remember to be clear and concise when describing your situation and questions so that your advisors can provide the most accurate and relevant information.