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Undergraduate Academic Advising

Saunders College recognizes the importance of providing a variety of advising and support services designed to ensure your academic success. Academic Advisors can: 

  • Support student transition into the university; provide tools to support autonomy and personal responsibility
  • Help students navigate registration, degree requirements, and program expectations
  • Focus on academic policies, procedures, and resources and how they relate to the academic success of our students
  • Support students with unique and/or special needs

Transfer Credit

If you plan to take a course from another institution and transfer credit back to RIT to satisfy a Business program requirement, you must get prior approval from your academic advisor. For any business, elective, math or science course, even once you are given approval by your advisor, please complete the Transfer Credit Prior Approval Form before you take the course(s). The College of Liberal Arts will still pre-approve all COLA classes.

General Education Requirements

Please view RIT General Education Perspective Suggestions for Artistic, Social, Scientific Principles and Natural Science Inquiry.

Advising Walk-in Hours

Walk-in times are designated for current business students to have a quick, one-on-one meeting with your advisor. Walk-ins are first-come, first-served and will generally be no longer than 15 minutes. If you feel you need more time, please schedule an appointment with your advisor through Starfish by logging in to myCourses.

Undergraduate Walk-in Hours for Spring 2020

  • Janelle Aimi:
    Monday - by appointment
    Tuesday - by appointment
    Wednesday - 1:30 to 4 pm
    Thursday - by appointment
    Friday - by appointment


  • Melissa Masline:
    Monday - by appointment
    Tuesday - by appointment
    Wednesday - by appointment
    Thursday - 9 to 11:30 am
    Friday - by appointment


  • Rose Thomas:
    Tuesday - appointment times from 1:30 to 4 pm
    Wednesday - walk-ins from 9 to 11:30 am; appointment times from 1:30 to 4 pm
    Friday - appointment times from 8:30 to 11:30 am


  • Anne Zachmeyer:
    Monday - by appointment
    Tuesday - 2 to 4 pm
    Wednesday - by appointment
    Thursday - 2 to 4 pm
    Friday - by appointment

For students considering a Leave of Absence, please review the University Policy and set up a meeting with your advisor to begin the process.