Meet your advisor

Hi, I’m Alicia Hayden. I work with Tempe campus students (sophomore level through graduation) and Online students (all levels) who have a major or minor in Technological Leadership.

Alicia Hayden 
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Is this your first year at ASU?

First-year and transfer students (not including ASU Online students) receive advising support from the Advising Hub in Armstrong Hall.

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Frequently asked questions

To thrive in our rapidly changing information age, students must learn how to think analytically, communicate compellingly, and learn continuously. Technological Leadership prepares students with the skills needed for answering tomorrow’s questions and creating new knowledge, particularly in the fields of science and technology. Our students graduate with transferable skills that will always be in demand, no matter how the economy changes.

You can request to change your major to Technological Leadership by clicking the “change major” button at the bottom of You can track the progress of your request by viewing My Requests from your My ASU Help tab.hat will always be in demand, no matter how the economy changes.

You can learn more about and request to add the Technological Leadership minor here. You can track the progress of your request by viewing My Requests from your My ASU Help tab or reach out to your primary academic advisor with questions.

Yes, We welcome students from all majors to enroll in:

  • IPI 296 – Inquiry (L)
  • IPA 241 – Designing and Making for an Interplanetary Future (Science & Society course for BS majors in The College)
  • HDA 296 – Creative Futures Studio

The Interplanetary Initiative is committed to supporting students in the process of obtaining internships. The Technological Leadership major requires completion of two 6-credit internships. For more information, please review the Technological Leadership internship resource site and schedule an appointment to discuss options. 

Technological Leadership students may request a course substitution by emailing

Include your full name, 10-digit ID number, and the prefix/number and title of the course. Write at lease one paragraph explaining how this course substitution directly addresses the objectives of the original requirement and connects to your academic goals. Attach a syllabus for the course to the email.

you will receive a response at your ASU email account when you request has been processed. Please allow up to two weeks for processing.

First, visit the Global Education Office! If you decide to participate in one of their many opportunities, then meet with your advisor to discuss the impacts to your graduation plan. The Global Education Office is located in the Student Services building (SSV) Room 278 on the ASU Tempe Campus.

Connect with a Barrett Honors advisor about their particular requirements.

Before withdrawing from a course, please review the following information and then schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor to discuss your situation and options. Advisors cannot assist students with withdrawals after the withdrawal deadline has passed. If the withdrawal deadline is prior to your scheduled advising appointment, it may be in your interest to withdraw first and ask questions later.

  • NOTE: Students dropping below full-time enrollment (12 credit hours) may face serious consequences (e.g. critical tracking status, financial aid/scholarships, housing, insurance, etc). Many scholarships require the student to maintain 15 credit hours/semester. It is your responsibility to know the specifics of any program you are following and to maintain communication with the financial aid/scholarship offices (located on the second floor of Student Services Building, SSV) and Student Billing Services concerning your changing circumstances.
  • Check the calendar icon next to each class on your schedule in My ASU for the prorated drop/withdrawal deadline dates to verify the last day you may withdraw. Prior to the deadline, students can withdraw from any class and receive a grade of “W” which will remain on a transcript. Please consult the Tuition Refund Policy to determine whether withdrawing will or will not generate a tuition refund. Students can request a course withdrawal online by signing into My ASU or in person at the Registrar’s Office (SSV 140).
  • Students should be aware that non-attendance will not automatically result in being dropped/withdrawn. Instructors have the right to exercise this option at their discretion. Students unable to complete a class must officially drop or withdraw themselves from the class prior to the appropriate deadline. Failure to withdraw from a class may result in the reporting of a final failing grade of “E.”

Because making a complete withdrawal from the university is a difficult decision, please reach out to an advisor to discuss this. Students can request a complete withdrawal from the university until the appropriate deadline listed in the calendar icon next to each class on your schedule in My ASU. Complete withdrawals should be viewed as a last resort as there may be serious academic and financial consequences in processing a complete withdrawal. For more information regarding the procedure for a complete withdrawal through The College of Liberal Arts and Science, visit this link

A medical/compassionate withdrawal request may be made in extraordinary cases in which serious illness or injury (medical) or another significant personal situation (compassionate), not related to the student’s personal physical or mental health (for example, care of a seriously ill child or spouse, or a death in the student’s immediate family), prevents a student from continuing his or her classes, and incompletes or other arrangements with the instructors are not possible.

Please visit this website to review eligibility, gather all necessary documentation related to your request, and submit your request. All requests must be submitted online and are reviewed by The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Approvals are granted on a case-by-case basis. If you have additional questions, please reach out to an advisor.


All Tech Leadership majors are required to complete two 6-credit internships prior to graduation (IPI 484 Internship). 

An internship is defined as a short-term, hands-on, supervised work experience intended to provide students with an opportunity to apply knowledge from academic courses, to address research opportunities or real-world challenges and gain valuable experience in the workplace before graduation.

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