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Welcome to the Academic Support Office

Contact Us

(801) 422-2723 | 2500 WSC

academic_support@byu.edu

Office Hours

Monday-Friday 8AM - 5PM

Our Advisors
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Bryce enjoys helping people become better learners. All of his teaching, writing, consulting, and advising is focused on that goal. Bryce came to BYU in 2007 after working in the Utah public schools as a teacher and coach. He has a B.S. degree in Exercise Science, a M.S. in Instructional Design, and a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology.
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Melanie Burton is an Academic & Career Advisor who has worked in several campus advising areas as well as with campus-wide advisor professional development. She helped design the Test Preparation and Testing Strategies student development course, and has worked closely with first generation and at-risk students. She also serves as one of two outreach coordinators for LGBTQ & SSA students on campus.
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Scott Hosford is an academic advisor and the Director of the Academic Support Office. He believes that all students come with gifts and talents and make an important contribution to the university community. A psychologist by training, he loves meeting with students, getting to know them as unique individuals, and is dedicated to helping them overcome challenges and have a successful experience at BYU and beyond.
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Julie loves working with students to help them blossom and achieve their goals. She is from the United Kingdom and first came to BYU as an international student and has since received a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from BYU. She since switched from a clinical role to be a teacher and academic advisor. Julie is a faculty member and has worked in a variety of departments including Disability Services, the Counseling Center, Residence Life, and loves working in the Academic Support Office.
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Nathan loves working with BYU students. He is happiest when he gets to watch students rediscover their inherent value. Nathan joined the Academic Support Office in August 2010. He has a B.A in communications from Brigham Young University, an M.S. in academic advising from Kansas State University, and is currently an Ed.D. candidate in higher education administration from the University of Utah.
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Our Peer Coaches
Peer coaches are students specially trained to empower their peers to become self-directed and achieve academic success. Peer coaches help students establish accountability, implement and practice study skills in the context of their schoolwork, access campus resources, and establish effective academic habits. Appointments last 30 minutes and are held as often as you feel necessary.

Peer Coaches help with
• Time management
• Improved communication with professors, TAs, etc...
• Prioritizing and Planning
• Goal Setting
• Stress management
• Transitioning to College
• Note-Taking
• Establishing peer networks
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I am from Twin Falls, Idaho. I am currently a sophomore at BYU studying psychology. I am working towards one day becoming a clinical psychologist. I enjoy spending time with others, kayaking, running, and horseback riding.
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I am a senior majoring in psychology, hoping to go on and get a PhD in social or counseling psychology next year. I love cats, traveling, baking, and learning about psychology. I am excited to be a support to students and help them learn about more effective study techniques.
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Mika loves people and has always had a desire to make a difference wherever she can. She received her Associate’s degree in Science at a community college in Alabama, transferred here to BYU in the summer of 2018, and is currently working on her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Disorders. The ambition of enhancing another’s quality of life is one of the many reasons she aspires to become a speech-language pathologist. It is also a major reason why she loves working one on one with students here in the Academic Support Office as a peer coach.
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