Academic Advising

Students sitting on the bleachers to form the letters A S U
Welcome to the Academic Advising and Retention Center (AARC). The AARC employs a team of highly trained academic advisors that assists freshmen and sophomores (45 hours or less) as they begin their academic journey at Albany State University.  Our academic advisors are passionate about their job and knowledgeable about your program of study.

In AARC, our job goes beyond helping you to register for classes.  The mission of AARC is to “Help our students achieve their academic goals.”  We achieve this mission through the following AARC objectives:

  • AARC will empower students to become self-advocates for their academic, career and personal goals and progression toward these goals;
  • AARC will advocate for institutional programs, policies, requirements and procedures that enrich the student experience and facilitate persistence toward graduation;
  • AARC will assist students with identifying campus resources and services that can be used to assist them in achieving their academic, personal, and career goals.

AARC focuses on student success. The AARC team also provides advisement in the following areas:

  • Change of major and discuss the reason(s) for change;
  • Registration prior to start of semester;
  • Preparation for upcoming semester’s classes.
Academic Advising Admin Staff Office Hours
Admin Staff Office Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Summer Hours May Vary
Academic Advising Office Location
Office Location
Billy C. Black Building 292
(BCB 292)
504 College Drive
Albany, GA 31705
Academic Advising Contact Information
Contact Information
Telephone: (229) 430-3976
E-mail Address:


While students are expected to know and understand the degree requirements of their program of study, academic advisors should be utilized to help ensure that classes will meet their specific degree requirements.  Federal regulations prohibit the use of financial aid funds for coursework that is not required for the completion of the official degree on record in the Registrar’s Office at the time of taking the coursework.