LocationSutherland Hall

What We Do

The Advising Center equips, educates, and inspires students to establish curricular and life goals, achieve academic success, and value a Christ-centered academic journey.

The Advising Center and an assigned faculty advisor in a student's chosen major work together to support student success at Biola. Students can log in to my.biola and to locate advisor's name and email address in the top section of their Degree Audit. Academic Advising before registration is now required every semester for all undergraduate students.

Support is provided by the advising team for faculty advisor training, assigned advisor management, the coordination and supervision of the Peer Academic Advisor program, and the oversight of new student registration.

Open Hours

Office Hours
8 a.m - 5 p.m. (Monday - Friday)

Advising Appointment Hours
9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. (Monday - Friday)

Summer Hours
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Monday - Thursday)
8 a.m. - 12 p.m. (Friday)

For list of observed Holidays, see

Services We Offer

Student should visit the Advising Center if they are:

  • an undeclared student
  • currently on academic probation
  • thinking of changing majors
  • a transfer student with questions about transfer coursework and graduation timeline
  • a student who has already met with a department advisor but still has more questions
  • hoping to customize an academic plan to fit their unique needs
  • desiring to meet with a Peer Academic Advisor to receive guidance from a knowledgeable student leader

To schedule an appointment with the Advising Center, students can book their own appointment using Handshake (, call 562.903.4782, e-mail, or come to the Student Success front desk located in Sutherland Hall.

Department Members

Amanda Winningham
Director of Academic Advising & Success
Eyvette Min
Assistant Director of Academic Advising
Jamie Sommerville
Academic Advisor
Jamie Bos
Academic Advisor
Zachary Brisson
SOS Student Director
Taylor Dantuma
Peer Advisor, Biological Sciences
Kalee Grimm
Peer Advisor, Undeclared Students
Katy Gutierrez
Peer Advisor, Sociology
Lorissa Payne
Emmeline Kaarsgaren
Peer Advisor, Undeclared Students
Aaron Vincent
Jill Gamelson
SOS Leader
Susan Miranda
Ashley Aguas
Morgan Koetting
Jessica Van Ness
Jennifer Oetzell
Jordyn Cooley
Daniel Julien
Kelsey Shaw
Shu Kyi Samantha Hou
Zachary Ikeda
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