For the holiday season, please view the following dates for our unavailability:
- Dec 1: Team Outing (Available until 11:30 AM. Closed for the remaining day.
- Dec 8: Chili 'N Cheer (Available until 11:30 AM. Opening at 2 PM.)
- Dec 15: New Student Orientation (Closed All Day. Available through email.)
- Dec 18: Mandatory Advising Conference (Closed All Day. Available through email.)
- Dec 23-Jan 1: Winter Break.
When visiting the center as an appointment or drop-in, students can select from three modalities. A drop-in and an appointment are two separate things. A drop-in cannot be scheduled. An appointment can.
2) Virtual via Microsoft Teams
Students are able to meet with advisors in person during operating hours. To use this modality as an appointment, please schedule through EAB with the button below. To use this modality as a drop-in, please visit the office during drop-in hours.
2) Virtual via Microsoft Teams
Students are able to meet with advisors through Microsoft Teams as a virtual meeting during operating hours. Links to join are NOT sent out for this type of session. Instead, students will receive a call from their Student Teams account. Therefore, you must ensure you are logged in with your **KSU credentials only**. To use this modality as an appointment, please schedule through EAB with the button below. To use this modality as a drop-in, please call our front desk during drop-in hours.
When scheduling an appointment by phone, an Advisor will contact via the number included in the notes. Sometimes our numbers show as spam calls, but if you receive this during the time of your appointment, it will most likely be us. To use this modality as an appointment, please schedule through EAB with the button below. To use this modality as a drop-in, please call our front desk during drop-in hours to be placed in the queue. Once in the queue, an advisor will reach out to you soon after.
Regular Drop-in Hours in FALL/SPRING
If you are unable to find an available appointment, drop-ins are available to you. Please visit or contact our office during drop-in times by calling 470.578.3211 or visiting our office in Prillaman Hall, suite 1003. Our queue operates on a first-come, first-served basis, meaning you cannot schedule this ahead of time and you will meet with the first available advisor.
Monday and TuesdayWednesday and Thursday
9 -11:30 AM1-4 PM
*In-person and virtual drop-in appointments are available. Please call 470-578-3211 to be added to the waiting list for a phone call or teams meeting.
Advisors are not able to and will not squeeze students in between their appointments. If you want to speak with an advisor sooner than our appointment availability allows, visit our office during our drop-in hours as noted in the instructions above. No exceptions.
Need help logging into your EAB/Navigate account to schedule an appointment?EAB | Navigate HERE
Frequently Asked Questions
Who does the Advising Center serve?We only serve current KSU students seeking degrees in the following majors: Exercise Science, Sport Management, Health and Physical Activity Leadership, Integrated Health Science, Public Health Education, Human Services, and Nursing.
What is academic advising?
Academic Advising is a student-centered, collaborative process with the purpose of helping students process and achieve their academic goals.
Who is my advisor?
Wellstar College students now have assigned advisors who all have knowledge about the various Wellstar College programs. To find out who your advisor is log in to Owl Express by clicking here and view your Degree Works (under the registration tab).
Do I need to see an advisor?Although advising is not compulsory after the first year, we strongly encourage you to see an advisor. We can provide information you may not be able to garner on your own, saving you time and frustration.
How can an advisor help me?
- Fulfilling general education requirements
- Reviewing degree requirements
- Creating academic plans
- Readmission to major
- Connecting with campus resources
- Determining alternate academic options
How should I prepare?
- Review your Degree Works page in Owl Express to get familiar with your program requirements
- Write questions in advance and bring them with you
- Bring something to take notes
- Show up early or on time
What qualifies as a drop-in?
Drop-in advising is a 10-minute advising session on a first-come, first-served basis.
Services available during drop-in advising: questions or information on the current or upcoming semester, questions on prerequisite courses, and providing students with resources for growth and autonomy in the registration process.
What does it mean to have a “gated” major?A gated major means that your declared major may require either a minimum GPA requirement, completed prerequisite courses, or both to be eligible for admission into the program. 5 of the 6 of our Wellstar majors are gated (All except for Integrated Health Science). Be sure to meet with an advisor every semester to determine what program requirements you must meet if your major is gated, what courses you should complete each semester, and ensure you remain on track for graduation.
In Owl Express, my major is listed as "Interest." What does this mean?Some majors require either a minimum GPA requirement, completed prerequisite courses, or both to be eligible for admission into the program. Some also require that students complete an application. Once a student meets the program admission requirements and is accepted into the program, they will drop the “interest” label.