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Division of Student Affairs

Academic Advising Center

First Year Advising

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Welcome to your first year at Sac State! This program is designed to help set you up for the FAST TRACK TO GRAD! As you may have already discovered, college is a lot different than high school. In fact this is one of the toughest transition periods you will face in your life! That is why we REQUIRE** that you complete a First Year Advising appointment in both your fall and spring semesters of your first year.

Advising Student

First Year Advising is required for ALL** freshmen in BOTH fall and spring semesters.

All appointments and workshops are booked for the semester! 

To complete your FYA you can drop-in 8am-4:30pm (extended hours Tues & Wed until 5:30pm) starting Friday 4/28 through the end of the semester. 

Holds will be released weekly on Mondays until registration for freshmen begins. If you need to register for Sac State summer session, and have a hold you must still complete your FYA first.

(All appointments and drop-ins held in Lassen 1013)

*If you are in a First Year Seminar, you complete your FYA appointment with your Peer Mentor.

**If you are in at least one of these programs/groups, then you DO NOT need to complete FYA through this program: Biology Major, CAMP, EOP, Honors, Liberal Studies Major, MEP, ROTC, and Student Athletes (Cheer, Dance, or Men’s Rowing meet with us)

Meet Your FYA Faculty & Staff Advisors

Academic Advising Center Staff:

Denise Hamilton, Coordinator & Advisor    

Questions or Concerns Please Contact Denise @: or (916) 278-2867

Still deciding on a MAJOR???

Advice to the Class of 2020:

“Don’t procrastinate! This isn’t high school” Fall 15 First-Year Student, Spring 2016