Advising Center

Students are often unsure of the path to take toward a college degree.

The College of Arts & Sciences created its Advising Center to help those students explore their options and point them in the right direction.

If you're not ready to declare a major, our staff can put you on a broad path of study and guide you toward a more narrow focus.
Along the way, we offer advice in registration, general education requirements, course selection and transfer credit as well as possible majors.

To learn more, go to our List of Services page.

*All Arts & Sciences Majors are in Degree Seeking Status.




(859) 572-5494

University Center Suite 210

See our staff directory below for complete contact information. 



Amy Racke

Amy Racke                 

Assistant Dean and Director of Advising
University Center 216E

Ms. Racke works closely with the dean on numerous college initiatives, especially those concerning student services. She directs the advising center, coordinates the A&S student orientation programs, and serves as a liaison to departmental chairs. Ms. Racke serves as a problem solver and directs the enrollment management for the College. She specializes in working with students who experience difficulties in progressing through their educational plans. Ms. Racke is a Senior Master Advisor and was awarded the Outstanding Academic Advisor Award in 2009.

Ms. Racke graduated from NKU in 1993 with her bachelor’s degree in Biology and graduated with a Master of Natural Science in 1996 from Southeast Missouri State University.


Tiffany Freytag 

Advising Specialist
University Center suite 210
(859) 572-6477


Tiffany is an Advising Specialist in the College of Arts & Sciences Advising Center. She is a Master Advisor and specializes in working with Undeclared A&S students. She graduated with a Master of Arts in Public History in 2015,  Bachelor of Organizational Studies in 1995, and Associate of Applied Science in Aviation Administration in 1994.  She started working at NKU as an Academic Coordinator for the Department of Chemistry in 2007 before becoming an advisor in the Assistant Dean’s office in 2013.  

She loves helping students succeed in choosing a program that will lead to their future career path.


To schedule an appointment with Tiffany Freytag click here


To schedule an appointment with Casey Thompson click here

Casey Thompson, M.S. Ed

Advising Specialist
University Center Suite 210
(859) 572-1540

Casey is an advising specialist in the College of Arts & Science Advising Center. He joined the university in July of 2014, after serving as the Academic Exploration Program Coordinator at Mount Saint Joseph University.  Prior to that role, he spent two years as a graduate assistant for academic advising, and Residence Hall Director at Miami University.

Casey graduated from the College of Mount St. Joseph in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies, and received his Masters of Science in Educational Leadership from Miami University in May of 2013.  He has a passion for liberal education, and helping first year students see the importance of receiving a well-rounded, holistic education, that adequately prepares them to be successful in a global market place.


Brittany Campbell

Academic Assistant
University Center 218C
(859) 572-5494

Brittany is the Academic Assistant in the A&S Advising Center. She works meticulously with the Assistant Dean and Academic Advisors. She is charged with ensuring that the front office runs successfully in an organized manner as well as supervising the office student worker.

Brittany provides professional services to students in-office as well as via email and phone. She graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Psychology in 2014.