Advising Faculty and Staff

Teresa L. Reed, Associate Dean
Professor of Music
(918) 631-2774

Jane Thomas, Coordinator of A&S Advising/Compliance
(918) 631-2815

Veronica Ostapowich, Enrollment Management Coordinator and Retention Specialist
(918) 631-2473

Diana Pennington
(918) 631-

Office Hours:

Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Chapman Hall, Room 111

Phone (918) 631-2244
Fax: (918) 631-3721

Student Information

Academic Advising

The numerous academic options offered by the College of Arts and Sciences, combined with the flexibility to design a personalized program, require careful guidance of students from the first year though preparation for graduation. This guidance is provided by the college academic advising system. The advising office maintains student records, and its professional staff coordinates advising activities within the college.

All students are advised through the college to which they are admitted. A professional advising staff oversee faculty advisors and in some cases work directly with the students. All students have a faculty advisor within the department of their field of study. Faculty advisors meet with students and assist students in selecting courses and help students plan for graduation and in some cases graduate studies.

Academic advising has a high priority in the College of Arts and Sciences. Students are expected to see their advisors each term before enrolling. Beyond the formal advising structures, however, all students are encouraged to make full use of the academic resources of the university and to seek advice from members of the faculty on specific academic issues in the areas of particular interest to them.

The university strives to provide stimulating instruction, rigorous curricula, and challenging academic standards. Collegiate deans and academic advisors are willing to help explain available options, describe requirements, and plan degree programs. Nonetheless, students ultimately are responsible for proper enrollment, attainment of acceptable academic standards, and fulfillment of graduation requirements.  At the first sign of academic difficulty, responsible students should ask instructors for help and should seek the assistance of the collegiate academic advisor's and the Student Center for Academic Support.

The College of Arts and Sciences Advising Office is located in Chapman Hall, Room 111. The staff is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Students may inquire at the Office of Advising at any time with regard to specific needs or issues.  Students should go to the Advising Office to declare majors,minors and certificates, add and drop classes, and declare pass/fail options. 


Each student is assigned a first-year faculty advisor upon enrolling in the college and coordinates his or her schedule with that advisor until declaring a major.


Students are encouraged to choose a major sometime in their sophomore year.  Once accepted by a department, the student is assigned an advisor by the department chair.


Students are encouraged to return to the Office of Advising at least once during their junior year for a graduation check to ensure the timely completion of all degree requirements.


Students should return to the Office of Advising again prior to the second semester of their senior year for a graduation check to ensure the timely completion of all degree requirements.

Advance Standing and Transfer Credit

Credit earned at other institutions is evaluated after admission by the academic advisors in the college of enrollment. Transfer applicants will be notified in writing of their advanced standing and the number of hours remaining to complete a degree or certificate program at The University of Tulsa. Once students have completed 62 hours, no additional work from a junior or community college can be applied toward graduation requirements. The last 45 hours of course work must be completed in residence at The University of Tulsa.

Transfer work taken while a student at the University of Tulsa must be approved by the advisor in the student’s collegiate advising office prior to enrollment at the other university. Courses repeated at another institution do not count for University of Tulsa credit without prior approval from the Dean.