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Undergraduate / Graduate Advising


Remote Academic Advising

To help ensure that we continue to safeguard the health and well-being of our FIU community, we have transitioned all academic advising from face-to-face to virtual sessions using Zoom technology.

Undergraduate and Graduate Students: To make an appointment with Cory or Michelle, send an email to and be sure to include in the subject you name, PID and advisor you would like to make an appointment with (Roary Panther, PID 1234567, Michelle). In your email, include three dates and times you are available to meet with your advisor and a short comment as to what the appointment is in regards to if other than advising for Summer and Fall.

Additional Information:

To participate in a Zoom online appointment, please make sure that you’ve downloaded the Zoom technology onto your computer or phone. Additional information and instructions on downloading and using Zoom as an attendee can be found here:  Getting Started with Zoom

In addition, you should have access to a computer/laptop to view your Panther Degree Audit, as well as be in a location conducive to having your advising session.

Course registration for summer and fall will still occur as scheduled


All classes have transitioned to remote learning and include Summer A and C. This date may change, so the university will continue to communicate with you about this. Please monitor your FIU email and the FIU Homepage for important updates.

Helpful information about transitioning to fully online classes can be found here: Getting Started with Canvas

Tutoring and Support Services

Remote tutoring is available through both the Center for Excellence and Writing and the Center for Academic Success

For answers to other frequently asked questions, please visit,


** Appointments should only be made if you have a hold such as a PDC, RVS or GPA. Please email your advisor to schedule an appointment or call the department at 305-348-7500.

Note: All days and times are subject to change due to trainings, meetings, and group advising. Please call the department for the most updated availability for that day/week.


Cory Fairfield
Academic Advisor

Cory Fairfield began his career with the College of Communication, Architecture + the Arts in November of 2017 and originally started working for FIU at Onestop Enrollment Services. Cory currently advises students for Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Landscape Architecture Programs. He completed both his Undergraduate and Graduate degrees here at Florida International University and is currently working towards an Ed.D in Adult Education and Human Resource Development. Cory received a B.S. with Honors in Recreation and Sports Management and an M.A. in Disaster Management.

Cory Fairfield ( ) will see students with last names beginning with L – Z

Michelle Fields
Academic Advisor

Michelle Fields comes to CARTA with over 6 years of advising experience. She started advising at Miami Dade College – Kendall Campus. She then transitioned to FIU’s department of Politics and International Relations and quickly became the lead advisor of the department. She has two bachelor degrees from FIU: one in Art, with a minor in Art History, and one in Religious Studies. Once she finished her undergraduate degrees, Michelle decided that higher education was her true calling and enrolled in the Master of Science program in Higher Education Administration, which she earned in 2013 from FIU. Michelle now serves as an academic advisor for Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Landscape Architecture.

Michelle Fields ( will see students with last names beginning with A – K