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Advisors help students navigate through the courses and requirements necessary to get a major, a minor and ultimately to graduate. Advising may also be necessary to remove a hold, without which the student cannot register for classes. If you are an Honor student, Dr. John Troutman ( will be your advisor. If not, students whose last name starts from an A to a L should contact Dr. Carl Richard (, and students whose last name starts from a M to a Z should contact Dr. Rob. Hermann (

How to sign up for an advising appointment will differ from one advisor to the next, but we suggest you to contact him directly.  As for preparation for advising, advisees should examine the history curriculum page (list of courses and requirements) to determine what courses you have yet to take.