CAHSS / Economics Department Academic Advisor is Robert Pawloski.  More info below.


Undergraduate students must meet with an advisor at least once per semester to receive authorization or “clearance” to register for the next semester’s classes.  Your clearance advisor will either be the Econ Department Academic Advisor or a member of the Faculty assigned to you. Check your email for advising assignments prior to each semester’s advanced registration period.


Spring 2024 Advising Assignments & Instructions to be emailed to majors on or about 

OCTOBER 5th, 2023


What Econ Advising Does for You

  • Advises students about ECON BA, FIEC BS and ACCT CERT degree requirements.
  • Provides clearance authorization for enrollment or assigns faculty advisor to do so.
  • Assists students with course mapping & registration.
  • Explains university requirements for graduation.
  • Refers students to appropriate resources and offices such as the Career Center, Honors College, Study Abroad, Academic Success, etc.
  • Utilizes degree audit and other data tools to track academic progress.
  • Provides information on institutional policies & procedures, like Course Repeat, Excess Credit, Late-Add, etc.
  • Informs students about extra-curricular activities such as clubs and organizations.
  • Keeps students up to date concerning changes to institutional information including new academic programs, important dates/deadlines, course offerings.

Contact: Robert Pawloski, Academic Advisor, Economics Programs, PUP 334, Phone: (410) 455-5922 Email:


Click on the icon here to schedule an appointment. For advising appointments, please read the instructions for appointment & meeting types.  



General Advising: University and GEP Requirements, Major Pathway and Academic Planning, Registration Clearance (when assigned), Enrollment Assistance, Academic Difficulty, Course Repeat Petitions, SAP Appeals, Policy Exceptions, Inquiries about changing majors, etc.

Faculty Advising: For the period of Advance Registration each semester, you may be assigned a faculty member for clearance and schedule advising.  This will generally happen when you are a continuing major who is close to or above 60 total credits, i.e. Junior status.  Each assigned faculty advisor has their own method of clearing and advising you; contact with them at the appropriate time will be YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.

For all other matters pertaining to your academic career as an economics major, please contact or make an appointment with the Academic Advisor for Economics.  See above.

UMBC Extra Credit: Getting to Know Your Advisor

Contact: Dr. Tim Gindling, Graduate Program Director, PUP 330, Phone: 410-455-3629


Contact: Suzann Medicus, Director of Accounting Program, PUP 327, Phone: (410) 455-6590