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Academic Advising

Need to Schedule and Advising Appointment? Now you can do it though BlueStar​!

BlueStar in Campus Connect is a new online system that supports your academic success. BlueStar supports student academic success by helping to connect students with advisors, instructors and other DePaul resources. This integrated system creates a "Success Network" ensuring that important communications are shared with students and those who can help impact their success. Email Tania Rodriguez​ with questions about International Studies appointment scheduling. 

Academic Advising at DePaul helps students achieve their educational, personal, and career goals by providing guidance in the decision-making process. Academic Advising is most effective when all participants anticipate their future needs, commit to the process, do their part, and then reflect on their results. Students should work closely with their advisors to plan workable educational goals, to understand the degree options and requirements, to understand the financial implications of their decisions, to assess their strengths and challenges as scholars, and to clarify realistic career objectives for themselves upon graduation.

INT Department Undergraduate Student Handbook

Staff Advisor:

Students within the INT major will be assigned to Tania Rodriguez as staff advisor.  Students can reach Tania Rodriguez  at​.

Faculty Advisor:

In your second year of the program, students are assigned a Faculty Advisor in their area of interest (concentration). Faculty Advisors are faculty within the International Studies Department or Affiliated Faculty who serve as mentors to students in their respective concentrations and post-college planning.

Meeting with Your Faculty Advisor:
You should meet with your faculty advisor at least once a quarter. Email your faculty to advisor to set up an appointment.  Please be sure to always include the following in your message:

  1. Your full name 
  2. Your student ID number 
  3. A brief description of what you would like to talk about 
  4. Multiple days and times you are available to meet

How to Prepare for a Meeting with your Faculty Advisor:
There are a number of online resources you can utilize before you meet with your Faculty Advisor. Via your CampusConnect Student Center you have access to your Degree Progress Report,Placement Test Results, Grade Reports, and Unofficial Transcripts. You may consider printing these documents and bringing them with you to your advising meeting.

Concentration Approval:
When approving your concentration, ask your Faculty Advisor to email  Tania Rodriguez with a list of the approved courses. The Faculty Advisor can also post these approved courses in the Advising Notes section on CampusConnect. The approved concentration courses may not appear immediately in the concentration field on your Degree Progress Report. If you have an issue with the reporting of your DPR, contact  Tania Rodriguez.

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