Advising Appointments

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To schedule an appointment with a professional advisor in any of the college advising centers, please use our scheduling system, Starfish. Directions are below. You will need to know who your advisor is to use the system.

If you are advised by a faculty member who doesn't have ANY appointments listed, please check their profile on Starfish for further directions, such as office hours and appointment scheduling preferences. If they do not have a profile, email your advisor directly to find out how to schedule an appointment.

Scheduling an Appointment in Starfish

Through the MyRU portal

  • Log in to the MyRU portal using your RU login information.

  • Click on the "Academics" icon.

  • In the "Academic Tools" section, click on "Academic Advising Appointment." This will take you to the Starfish website.
  • In Starfish, navigate to your Home tab.

  • Under the “My Success Network” section, you will see a list of all Radford University faculty, advisors, and staff to whom you have Starfish access. Use the scroll tool to find your instructor and/or advisor’s name. Select Schedule Appointment.

  • Follow the directions below.

Through the STARFISH website

  • Go to the Starfish site.

  • In Starfish, navigate to your Home tab.
  • Under the “My Success Network” section, you will see a list of all Radford University faculty, advisors, and staff to whom you have Starfish access. Use the scroll tool to find your instructor and/or advisor’s name. Select Schedule Appointment. 
  • Look at the calendar on the left side of the page. Dates in bold are dates in which there are spaces available. 
  • Click on the date that you would like to have an appointment. Once you’ve chosen your date, click on the green plus sign beside the time that you would like to have your appointment.
  • You will see a confirmation of the date and time you selected. You will be prompted to choose reasons and/or courses for which you would like to meet. You will also have an opportunity to explain the reason for the appointment. 
  • Click Submit when you are finished. Your appointment has been scheduled and you will receive an email to your Radford University email account. You can also see details of your appointment by visiting your Starfish Student Dashboard at any time. 
  • If you are having trouble or need additional information, contact your advising center.