• Course Delivery
    100% Online
  • Total Credits
  • In-State Tuition Per Credit
  • Out of State Tuition Per Credit

Academic Advising

Graduate Certificate

What you study

IU Online’s Graduate Certificate in Academic Advising offers instruction in the skills and theories needed in the field of academic advising.

How you benefit

As a student in this program, you study the foundational theories related to student and adult development. Study techniques and tools to guide students in their academic journey and to create an equitable and inclusive environment for all. Learn to distinguish between the characteristics, needs, and experiences of various student populations, and articulate your own personal philosophy of advising.

This 100 percent online program is taught by IU Bloomington, IUPUI, and IU Southeast. 

To earn a Graduate Certificate in Academic Advising, you must complete 15 credit hours.  

Requirements are broken down as follows:

  • Core courses (15 credits)

To be accepted to this program, you must have:
  1. Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  2. 3.0 minimum undergraduate GPA
To apply to this program, complete an online application that includes:
  1. Official transcripts from each undergraduate institution
  2. Personal statement
  3. Two letters of recommendation
  4. Resume
Application Dates

Fall semester: Aug 1

Spring semester: Jan 1


ALL possible courses are listed here. You will select 5 from among these courses in varying categories to meet degree requirements.

EDUC-U 540Academic Advising in the Collegiate Environment3 Credits
EDUC-C 565Introduction to College and University Administration3 Credits
EDUC-U 544Introduction to Student Affairs Administration Work in Higher Education3 Credits
EDUC-G 522Counseling Theories3 Credits
EDUC-G 575Multicultural Counseling3 Credits
EDUC-D 505Adult Learning through the Lifespan3 Credits
EDUC-P 510Psychology in Teaching3 Credits
EDUC-P 540Learning and Cognition in Education 3 Credits
EDUC-U 556Applying Student Development Theory to Practice3 Credits
EDUC-U 560Internship in Student Affairs3 Credits

Find course descriptions with our Search Schedule of Classes/Courses tool.

Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $350.00
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1050.00

Additional fees will apply.


This program is ineligible for financial aid. 

Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $490.00
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1470.00
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