Welcome to the SBS Advising Center
128 Thompson Tower
This office addresses
- Academic progress questions
- Global Education requirements
- General academic advising, such as course substitutions, late add/drop procedures, withdrawals, overload of credit, and so on.
Your Academic Advising Team
For all academic questions and concerns other than major requirements, see:
Mark Lange, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education & Executive Director, SBS Advising Center
email Mark Lange
For questions about Global Education requirements and option approvals, see:
Valerie Wentzel, Coordinator of Global Education Advising
email Valerie Wentzel
For questions about Peer Advising or the Peer Advising Leadership Seminar, see:
Lea Rice, Director of Advising
email Lea Rice
For advising on Pre-law course of study, see:
Diane Curtis, J.D., Director of Pre-Law Advising
122 Thompson Hall
email Diane Curtis
Peer Advisors (PAs)
In addition to the advising you receive from the professional staff and your major department, the Advising Center offers supplemental advising from Peer Advisors. Peer Advisors are students like you, who can provide useful insight into many aspects of academic life at SBS and UMass Amherst. PAs are sophomores, juniors and seniors selected by application and interview who participate in a leadership seminar and training. Offering unique guidance based on this special training and their personal experiences, PAs can help you:
- Navigate your way through the University and it's resources
- Learn and understand the General Education Requirements
- Learn and understand the SBS Global Education Requirements
- Determine which courses may be of particular interest to you
- Set an enrollment plan of action for future semesters
- Become aware of SBS events and programs
- Find information on internships, studying abroad, multicultural services and much more!
Drop-in Hours for PAs (fall 2011 - coming soon)
Monday - Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m
SBS Advising Center, 128 Thompson Tower
For advisors in your major program, click here.
For Global Education brochure, click here.
For your convenience, many forms are included on this website. However, the Advising Team is eager to help you navigate your way through the academic experience at UMass Amherst. Pay us a visit at Thompson 128 (8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.), give us a call at 413.577.1057.