Admissions Advising

The School of Professional and Continuing Studies encourages prospective students to take advantage of our admissions advising services. In addition to assisting students in developing a program of study, advising provides tools and resources that are uniquely suited to adult learners.

Meeting with our staff and faculty can help you plan a degree or course of study suited to your needs. Please contact the School to schedule an advising appointment — advisors, coordinators and chairs are unable to accept walk-up appointments.

At SPCS our advising staff is a student’s principal point of contact for academic issues that affect progress toward a degree. Members of our advising staff can assist with course planning, registration and academic counseling, and they can direct students to a variety of campus resources.

Students are advised according to anticipated program of study. To make an appointment with an advisor, call (804) 289-8133.

General Information

General inquiries about our programs should be directed to our Student Recruitment Coordinator, Karen Baker, by setting up a virtual appointment.

Pre-Admission Advisor Listing

Program Advisor Chair
Curriculum & Instruction Laura Kuti, Assistant Chair
Tom Shields
Data Analytics Mary Catherine Raymond Lionel Mew
Educational Leadership & Policy Studies Kate Cassada, Assistant Chair Tom Shields
Human Resource Management Tammy Alexander Tracy Nicholson
Information Security & Systems Mary Catherine Raymond Lionel Mew
Interdisciplinary Studies Online Tammy Alexander Erik Nielson
IT Management Mary Catherine Raymond Lionel Mew
Liberal Arts Tammy Alexander (BALA)
Mary Catherine Raymond (MLA)
Erik Nielson
Nonprofit Studies Mary Catherine Raymond Andrew Schoeneman
Paralegal Studies Tammy Alexander Ann Hodges
Teaching Licensure (MT) Julia Burke, Program Manager Tom Shields

If you have immediate questions about a program or credit course, refer to the applicable Professional and Continuing Studies catalog on the publications page or contact a program coordinator.

Additional Resources

Alternative Ways to Earn Credit

The School has a liberal transfer policy, and matriculated students can earn credits toward their degree through examination, independent study, or through portfolio assessment of prior learning. Consult your academic advisor or the current catalog for details.

Testing for Credit

One way to expedite your college journey is through CLEP—the College Level Examination Program. If you are a self-directed learner, you can read, study and test out of up to 45 credit hours toward your bachelor’s degree, or 30 hours towards an associate’s degree. To learn more about the program and its implementation, enter The College Board: College Level Examination Program online. Visit the CLEP Test Center Search to find a testing center near you. For free practice tests, visit the Graduate Education Information Service’s CLEP Exam Practice Tests Website.

Portfolio Assessment of Prior Learning

We recognize that adults learn in many different ways and places, and adults have a wealth of experiences that have produced substantial learning. As a result, we have established an additional way to earn credit for prior learning through the creation, submission, and assessment of a learning portfolio. Students become eligible to submit portfolios after completing 12 credit hours at the University of Richmond.

Frequently Asked Questions

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for prospective students.