Advising and Counseling

易胜博's Advising and Counseling

Academic Advising and College Counseling

Every student has an academic advisor or counselor, who is here to support students in their educational growth and guide them through program requirements. Your assigned counselor or advisor appears on your schedule and on your Degree Audit Report (DARS). Students should work closely with their academic advisor or counselor so that educational goals are met. It is very important to meet with your academic advisor or counselor each semester to ensure that you receive ongoing advice regarding satisfactory academic and career progress. Students who have concerns that cannot be addressed by their assigned advisor are always welcome to meet with a counselor.

Express Advising

Advisors and counselors have drop-in availability posted on their schedule in AdvisorVue. If you don’t see drop-in times posted, please schedule an appointment with them.

You can drop-in to talk with your advisor or counselor for 10 minutes about:

  • Questions about Accuplacer test scores and appropriate classes
  • Permission for Accuplacer retest
  • Questions about Drop/Add/Withdraw
  • Financial Aid consortium agreement approval
  • Request to take more than 19 credits
  • Basic questions about special admission programs (not long-term planning)
  • Course swap (changing sections)
  • Questions about e-Forms
  • Registration dates
  • Questions about e-Services or D2L Brightspace log-in
  • You should schedule a 30 minute appointment with your advisor or counselor to talk about:

    • First-Year Experience (FYEX) visits
    • Long-term academic planning/in-depth special admission planning
    • Transfer planning
    • In-Depth Degree Audit Reporting (DARS) information
    • Academic or Financial Aid appeal planning
    • Academic difficulties or concerns
    • Semester registration
  • International transcript discussion
  • Personal counseling
  • Career counseling
  • Veterans services
  • International student services
  • Student-Athletes academic advisor
  • Student Emergency Fund assistance

    Schedule an Advising Appointment

    It is very important to meet with your advisor or counselor each semester. Schedule your advising appointment online or call the Advising and Counseling office at 507-285-7260 for help. AdvisorVue is the online scheduling tool 易胜博 uses and makes scheduling an appointment easy! Just log in with your STAR ID and password. Please bring your Degree Audit Reporting (DARS).

    Need help with your Appeal Paperwork? Use AdvisorVue, or call the Advising and Counseling office at 507-285-7260, or stop by the Advising and Counseling Office in the Student Services building, room SS133 and someone can assist you.

    NOTE: New students contact the Welcome and One Stop Center at 507-285-7557 to schedule an orientation session.


    Advising and Counseling Department has two locations.

    • Heintz Center H1434 (Career and Technical Advisors)
    • Main Campus
      • SS133 (Advisors/Counselors, Veterans/International student services)
      • SS 130 (Paula Carlsen, 易胜博/Winona State University Academic Advisor)

    易胜博 Advisors

    易胜博's Dale AmyDale Amy

    Atrium M1104J • • 507-285-7332

    Academic pathways and programs: Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist, Clinical Neurophysiology Technology, Emergency Medical Technology, Emergency Medicine Paramedic, Histology Technician, MRI, Radiography



    Paula Carlsen

    SS 130 • • 507-535-3791

    Winona State University/易胜博 Shared Students

    Academic pathways and programs: Alcohol and Drug Counseling, Bioinformatics Foundations, Child Development, Computer Information Systems, Computer Science Transfer Pathway, Early Childhood Care and Education, Human Services Specialist, Human Services Technician, Information Technology, Pre-Social Work Transfer Pathway, Psychology Transfer Pathway


    Jennifer Dahle

    SS 136 • • 507-280-3535

    Nursing Students

    Academic pathways and programs: Advanced Hospital Nursing Assistant, Nursing, Biology Transfer Pathway, Chemistry Transfer Pathway, Practical Nursing, Surgical Technology



    Othelmo da Silva

    Atrium M1004E • • 507-285-7566

    Veteran Students

    Academic pathways and programs: Criminal Justice Transfer Pathway, Law Enforcement, Law Enforcement – Skills, Law Enforcement Transfer Pathway


    Anna Hanson

    SS 175 • • 507-292-5198

    Assistant Director Disability Support Services




    Brooke Kosok

    SS 140 • • 507-285-7160

    Post-Secondary Enrollment Option




    Kerry Schad

    SS 143 • • 507-285-7272

    Online Programs

    Academic pathways and programs: Administrative Office Professional, Automotive Technician, Cancer Registry Management, Carpentry, Coding Specialist, Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) Technology, Executive Office Professional, Facility and Services Technology, Health Information Technology, Healthcare Informatics, Healthcare Office Professional, Welding Technology


    Samantha Schendzielos

    SS 135 • • 507-285-7469

    Academic pathways and programs: Aviation, Coaching, Dental Assistant, Dental Hygiene, Group Fitness, Liberal Arts and Sciences (G-N), Personal Trainer, Sport Management, Veterinary Technician



    Nate Smith

    SS 138 • • 507-280-5005

    Student Athletes

    Academic pathways and programs: Accounting Clerk, Accounting Transfer Pathway, Business Administration, Business Analysis, Business Management, Business Management – Hospitality, Business Management – Marketing, Business Transfer Pathway, Digital Marketing Specialist, Liberal Arts and Sciences (A-F), Math Transfer Pathway


    易胜博's Deb VangDeb Vang

    SS 137 • • 507-529-2786

    Academic pathways and programs: Engineering Broad Field, Environmental Science, Health Sciences Broad Field, Individualized Studies, Laboratory Science, Liberal Arts and Sciences (O-Z), Natural Science, Science Foundations A, Science Foundations B


    Emily Yang

    SS 142 • • 507-280-5006

    Multicultural and International Students

    Academic pathways and programs: Art Transfer Pathway, Communication Studies, Communication Studies Transfer Pathway, Graphic Design, History Transfer Pathway, Mass Communication, Mass Communication Transfer Pathway, Music Creative Technologies, Music Technology, Photography, Sociology Transfer Pathway, Web Design, Workplace Communication