Academic Advising

All incoming students are assigned an Academic Advising Coordinator in CASA. This Coordinator will advise students until they formally declare their major and transition to a faculty advisor.

How Can My Advisor Help?

Your advisor can help with the following…

  • planning upcoming semester’s courseload,
  • deciding a new major, minor, or Area of Special Interest,
  • assistance with transfer credit,
  • assistance with AP/IB credit,
  • individual assistance with coursework,
  • and much more…
But I'm Already Declared?

Students entering the university HAVE NOT declared a major. Any major noted within your Trailhead Account is merely an interest. Students are encouraged to explore each of the disciplines at Mines.

This interest is helpful in properly planning your projected academic path.

Students will complete a Declaration of Major Form with their academic advisor. Most students will complete this declaration half-way through their sophomore year. Your advisor will assist with this process. Students with many advanced credits or transfer credits may petition to declare early.

How Do I Connect with My Advisor?

So easy! You can call or email our office and we can help you set up an appointment with your assigned advisor. You are welcome to come into CASA during normal working hours and we can help you set up an appointment at that time. We offer walk in appointments twice a year–all other times you must make an appointment to meet with an advisor.

How Do I Change My Classes in Trailhead?

Follow these instructions to change your classes in Trailhead.

How Do I Receive My PIN to Register?

Students with a CASA advisor may have a Registration PIN. Those who have PINs will be proactively emailed by their academic advisor. Those who do not have PINs are still encouraged to connect with CASA and utilize their numerous advertised advising sessions. This PIN is obtained via your Academic Advisor.

CASA has moved all operations online and staff are working remotely Monday-Friday 8am-5pm. We are providing options for telephone and virtual advising appointments.

For immediate assistance during normal working hours (M-F, 8am-5pm):

  • Chat with us at (bottom right)
  • Call ‪720-260-4674 (staffed business hours)

Find your advisor

Amy Argyris Dupont | Students with last names A - C


  • BS Psychology – University of Iowa
  • MA Higher Education, Concentration in College Student Development – University of Denver


  • Advises students with last name: A-C
  • Coordination of Faculty in CASA
  • CASA Assistant Director

I was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago and am a pretty loyal expat.  I love living in Denver, visiting all of the different neighborhoods, exploring restaurants, and riding my bike around town.  I realized I wanted to work in higher education while serving as a peer advisor my senior year at the University of Iowa.  I am excited to be at Mines doing what I love- working with students and providing academic support.  I look forward to hearing about your goals and being here to encourage you as you work toward achieving those goals.  My personal interests include cooking, reading, spending time with friends and family, and traveling.  I hope to meet you soon!

Sadie Downs | Students with last names D-J


  • BA, English & Spanish – University of Northern Colorado
  • MA, College Student Personnel – Bowling Green State University


  • Advises students with last name: D-J
  • Coordinates Bounce Back Class

Although I moved around a lot growing up, I’ve continued to bounce around Colorado for the last 13 years, settling at Mines in 2017.  Before joining the CASA team, I was the Residence Life Coordinator of the Traditional Halls, and I have loved getting to be a part of the unique and incredible Mines community! I enjoy assisting people in figuring out what they value, what goals they have, and how they can move forward to accomplish those goals. In my spare time, I like hiking in the Colorado sunshine, losing track of time in bookstores and libraries, skating in a local roller derby league, and over analyzing which Hogwarts houses fictional characters belong in. I also love learning new things and random trivia, so when you stop by, tell me the weirdest or most interesting fact you know! I can’t wait to meet you soon!

Lisa Anderson | Students with last names K-P


  • BS, Petroleum Engineering – Colorado School of Mines
  • MA, Leadership, Concentration in Student Affairs in Higher Education – University of Colorado at Colorado Springs


  • Advises students with last name: K-P
  • Coordination of Bounce Back and supervision of Bounce Back Peer Coaches

I am a Colorado native and a Mines alumna. I love being back here at Mines helping students through this amazing institution.  I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, food, naps, craft projects, reading, funny videos, travel and exploring whatever I find interesting.  I encourage you to ask questions and explore what your heart pulls you to while you are here.  Push beyond your comfort zone a little and try something new.  You never know what you may find. I also keep snacks in my office in the cupcake cookie jar on my desk (and candy in my candy dish), so stop in if you need a quick snack!

Blaster the Burro | Students with last names Q-Z


  • BA, English – Equidae University
  • M.Ed, Educational Asstrology, Concentration in Higher Education Administration – University of Texas


  • Advises students with last name: Q-Z
  • Coordination of CASA academic support services including CASA Tutoring and Core Supplemental Instruction. Coordination of innovative and specialized academic programming.


The original Blaster is a live oversized miniature Burro, and lives at Laughing Valley Ranch in Idaho, Springs. He has been the Mines mascot for the majority of his life and journeys to Mines for football games and many other school activities with the Blue Key Society.

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