The mission of Advising at American International College is to engage students in the development of meaningful educational plans in pursuit of their life goals. The Advising Center is staffed with dedicated, full-time Professional Academic Advisors who work with freshmen, sophomores, and incoming transfer students to explore all aspects of their academic journey through a collaborative mentoring relationship. AIC practices a shared model of advising in which students transition from a Professional Advisor to a Faculty Advisor as rising juniors. The Director for Academic Advising works closely with faculty and department leaders, along with the Faculty Senate appointed Committee on Academic Advising, in order to fulfill the campus-wide mission for Advising.


Professional Advisors assist their advisees one-on-one throughout the academic year to aid in their academic and personal growth. Some examples include:

  • Major Exploration
  • Navigating through major program plans
  • Supplying knowledge of campus resources and making referrals when appropriate
  • Assisting with course selection and registration
  • Monitoring academic progress each semester
  • Establishing personal and career goals, both short and long term 


Center for Academic Success

Advising Center

Shea Memorial Library; Lower Level



Academic Advisor Assignments

 Upper Level Students should reach out to your assigned Faculty Advisor or your Dean


Health Science Students (Transfer Nursing Sophomores)

Samantha Gralia, M.Ed., Director of Academic Advising


Incoming Freshmen & Transfers:  Last Name A-F

Natasha Muriel, M.Ed., Undergraduate Academic Advisor


Incoming Freshmen & Transfers: Last Name G-M

Tatiana Cole, M.Ed., Assistant Director for Undergraduate Advising


Incoming Freshmen & Transfers: Last Name N-Z

Alicia.Ferreira, M.Ed., Undergraduate Academic Advisor


Health Science Students

(officially admitted Nursing, OT, PT; except transfer nursing sophomores)

Coming Summer 2019


*ACE Program students (except for official Health Science admits)

Terrence O'Neill, Director of Student Support Services (ACE) 

  Julie Hill-Spivey, Assistant Director of Student Support Services (ACE)