Learner Support

Gies Online Programs offers a variety of tools and resources for all learners. For your convenience, we have categorized them in three sections: Academic Resources, Advising Support, and Program Support. Take some time to familiarize yourself with the services available to you. You can refer to these at any time during your time enrolled in your program.

Advising Support

Connect with an Advising Specialist

Connect with an Advising Specialist:

We can help with:

  • Registration
  • Degree Planning
  • Time Management
  • Success Coaching
  • Goal Setting
  • Resources
  • Policies and Procedures
Explore Course Offerings

Visit the course offering website for your program to review your course options for the upcoming semester. The iMBA, iMSM, and most Graduate Certificate programs operate on the non-standard course schedule. The iMSA program operates on the standard schedule. You will find course registration information, start and end dates, and MOOC information for each program through the course offering documents.

Explore Course Offerings

Dropping Courses

Dropping Courses: Review policies regarding cancelling registration, withdrawing from the semester, and dropping courses.

Program Support

Disability Resources and Educational Services

Disability Resources and Educational Services: Students who have a medically documented disability may qualify for accommodations through the Disability Resource and Educational Services (DRES) at no additional cost. DRES also provides neuropsychological testing for degree-seeking students who do not have a prior diagnosis but are experiencing significant academic stress.

Student Assistance Center (SAC)

Student Assistance Center (SAC): SAC can assist those who are experiencing crisis or need personal support. They care and want to help.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid: Federal, state, and institutional student financial aid programs are available to aid with the cost of attendance.

University Bursar

University Bursar: The University Bursar is responsible for the billing of student tuition accounts. Students seeking assistance with payment plans, financial holds, refunds, or financial mentorship should work with the University Bursar.

Office for Access & Equity (OAE)

Office for Access & Equity (OAE): OAE services include support for accessibility & accommodations, discrimination & harassment, and affirmative action analytics. Students seeking support in any of these areas can submit an online report to get connected with a university representative for next steps or they can choose to anonymously submit a concern.

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS): ISSS provides culturally sensitive services to all students through assistance with advisement, compliance, status processing, programs, and various resources.

Career Support

Career Support: Learn more about VMOCK, Big Interview, Handshake, and the Career Strategy Workplace Group.


Events: Stay informed with the virtual and in-person events that you are invited to attend.


Networking: Take advantage of the vast and powerful network of Gies Online Programs.