Is this your first year at ASU?
First-year students (not including new transfer students or online students) receive advising support in Armstrong Hall.
The School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies (SHPRS) is committed to your success as a student at ASU and beyond. Academic advisors are here to help you successfully transition to the university and make progress towards your educational goals and graduation by making sure you understand curricula, policies and procedures.
Please note that the online scheduling system only shows available appointments over the next two weeks. If you don’t see any appointments available, first check that you have selected a service from the top menu. If you still don’t see any appointments after selecting a service, this means that all appointments are currently full. Please return to the scheduling system the next business day to see additional appointments.
Appointments cannot be scheduled by phone or e-mail, but if you are having trouble scheduling online, please call us at (480) 965-8364.
Meeting with Your Advisor
In your meetings with your advisor, you will identify academic and career goals, create and implement plans and assume responsibility for your education. You should meet with your advisor at least once per semester.
Accessing Your Appointment
In-person: Please come to the fourth floor of Lattie F. Coor Hall and check in at the green front desk on the left side of the hall.
Phone: Your advisor will call you at the number you provided at the appointment time. If you do not have a United States phone number, please call our office at your scheduled time at 480-965-8364 and you will be connected with your advisor. Please have access to a computer during your appointment.
Zoom: Please locate the Zoom meeting room link on your My ASU page or in your appointment confirmation e-mail. Click on the Zoom link about 3 minutes prior to your appointment. You may be placed in a virtual "waiting room" until your advisor begins your appointment.
Walk-in advising (no appointment needed) is a convenient way to address quick questions and other issues that require only a brief session. If you need more in-depth advising, please schedule an appointment through the links above.
Walk-in Advising Schedule:
Thursdays, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Coor Hall, 4th floor, check in at the green front desk on the left side of the hall.
Same-Day Express Advising Hours:
Same-Day Express appointments are available to all students in the format of your choice (in-person, phone, or Zoom). Express appointments are brief sessions meant to address quick questions. Some types of advising require a longer, more in-depth session and so are not appropriate for express advising, including first-time advising appointments (for new students), academic probation, and change of major. Students should schedule a regular advising appointment for these (see links near the top of this page).
Same Day “Express” Advising Schedule:
Wednesdays 2-4 p.m.
Location: Phone, Zoom, or in-person at Coor Hall, 4th floor (please provide your chosen format when scheduling)
How to schedule express appointment: Please call (480) 965-8364 or e-mail SHPRSadvising@asu.edu the same Wednesday between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. AZ time. If emailing, please include a phone number where we can reach you and your desired appointment format (phone, Zoom, or in-person). Appointments will be scheduled for that same afternoon between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Express appointments are booked on a “first-come, first-served” basis. Once all time slots for that day are full, we will not be able to accommodate additional students.
Meet your advisors
Manisha Master is the Advising Manager for SHPRS. Manisha earned her Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with concentrations in Spanish and Business and a Master’s in Higher and Postsecondary Education, both from Arizona State University. Prior to joining the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, Manisha worked as an Evaluator in Undergraduate Admissions and as an Academic Advisor for students in the Bachelor of Liberal Studies online degree completion program. She has had an interest in advising since she was an undergraduate and really enjoys the opportunity to work with students throughout their university experience.
Michael Currey joined the SHPRS advising staff in the fall of 2010. He holds Master's degrees in Philosophy and History from Bowling Green State University in Ohio and has extensive experience in a variety of positions in higher education, including academic advisor, program coordinator, and curriculum analyst. He thoroughly enjoys working with students, helping them to succeed in college and in life.
Justin Cappuccilli is an Academic Success Advisor for SHPRS. Justin earned his Bachelor’s degree in Media Studies from Pomona College in Claremont, CA. Before joining ASU in January 2022, he worked for several years in the Registrar’s Office at Pomona College, where communicating academic policies and reviewing students’ degree audits sparked an interest in academic advising.
Ella Burrus is an Academic Success Advisor for SHPRS, starting in January 2022. Ella earned her BA in Political Science and Minor in Communications from the ASU West campus in Spring 2017, graduating Summa Cum Laude, as a Barrett Honors student and recipient of the distinguished Moeur Award. She then went on to earn her MA in Social Justice and Human Rights in Fall 2021, also from the ASU West Campus and was awarded as the New College Outstanding Graduate of her class. During her time at ASU, Ella dedicated herself to several roles including undergraduate writing tutor, Teaching Assistant, Barrett Student Mentor (and alumni mentor) and Management Intern for the UASP tutoring department. Ella maintains her passion for higher education and helping students reach their fullest potential.
Katarina Schenkel is an Academic Success Advisor with SHPRS. She has been in this position since November 2022. Previously, she worked at the University of Wisconsin Law School in Admissions and Enrollment for 6 years. Katarina has a bachelor's degree in psychology, with minors in French and kinesiology, from Penn State University. She also has a master's degree in educational leadership and policy analysis, with an emphasis on global higher education, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She enjoys supporting students and helping them reach their goals!
You're in good hands.
"As I sat through my first-ever college course at ASU, I noticed that my introductory class was larger than the entirety of my high school. You can imagine how nervous I was for this new and radically different experience! My fears were immediately put to rest when I met my advisor. He welcomed me and explained that the SHPRS advising team has a goal of providing encouragement, support, and a family-like atmosphere to help me achieve the highest form of success at ASU. After graduation, I realized that my advisor was an integral part of my success. He was more than a mentor and advisor...he was an encourager and friend. I'll always be grateful for my amazing experience within the SHPRS community at ASU."
- Brian Pavey, 2014 Philosophy and Religious Studies graduate