If you need to see an advisor in the Office of Undergraduate Academic Services for the College of Arts and Sciences, you will be directed to the GradesFirst system –the University’s new advising management system. You can also contact our Office to make an appointment: Upperclass and Transfer students contact 305-284-4333. Freshmen students contact 305-284-3437. 

**Please note: Faculty advisors do not utilize this system for appointments. If you need to make an appointment with your faculty advisor, please contact them directly for availability.**


GradesFirst Advisor Locations

The advisors in Academic Services are linked to a location in the GradesFirst system. See below for a list of our four advising locations, and the advisors available at each. During certain times of the year, our office operates on a walk-in basis only. Please call 305-284-4333 for those times. During peak advising periods in mid-fall and mid-spring, we operate by appointments only.


How To Make An Appointment in GradesFirst

Click here umiami.gradesfirst.com and follow the instructions below:

  • Log in using the same log-in information as used for CaneLink

  • Go to your HOME page

  • On the top right, click on the blue button called “Get Advising”

  • Reason:   Arts & Sciences

  • You must pick one of the following Options:  Pick a reason for which you’re seeking advising. You can select General Advising if you’re not sure.

  • Select Location where the advisor you want is located (see below)

  • Select Advisor

  • Continue with on-screen instructions for selecting a day/time

For more information, please visit this site for “How to Make an Advising Appointment in Gradesfirst


Our Advisors’ Locations in GradesFirst

Location: Biology Advising, Cox 160

  • Jahtm Flores

Location: Center for Freshman Advising, Ashe 112

  • Jan Williams-Eddleman

    Janet Miranda

Location: Psychology and Neuroscience Advising, Flipse 5th Floor

  • Nicole Lavina

    Adriana Meade

Location: Upper-class Advising, Ashe 200

  • Marian Dahman

  • Suzanne Thomas-Hall

  • Dominic Castillejo

    Gisett Tavares

    Paul Bongarzone