First Year Advising

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Welcome to your first year at Sac State! This advising program is designed to help you to Finish in Four! As you may have already discovered, college is a lot different than high school. In fact, this is probably one of the toughest transition periods you will face in your life! That is why we REQUIRE** that you complete a First-Year Advising (FYA) appointment in both Fall Semester and Spring Semester of your first year.

Advising Student

First Year Advising is required for ALL** freshmen in   BOTH  Fall Semester and Spring Semester. 

Spring Semester 2019 First-Year Advising can be completed via 1-on-1 appointments or group sessions beginning on Monday, February 4th. (Monday of Week 3) The link to schedule your appointment will go out via e-mail during the first two weeks of instruction. Please check your SacState e-mail account for the appointment link.

*If you are enrolled in a First Year Seminar, you must complete your first-year advising with your Peer Mentor.

**If you are in at least one of these programs/groups, then you DO NOT need to complete FYA through the Academic Advising Center this Spring Semester: any major within the College of Engineering & Computer Science (ECS), CAMP, EOP, Honors, Liberal Studies Major, Mesa Engineering Program, Student Athletes (Cheer and Dance meet with Academic Advising Center Advisors, all other NCAA athletes utilize the Student Athlete Resource Center), Biological Sciences, and Child Development Integrated Pre-Credential Program (Child Development Plan B).

For questions or concerns please contact Trevor Neeley, First-Year Advising Coordinator, at (916) 278-4956, or via e-mail at, thank you.

Meet Your FYA Faculty & Staff Advisors: 

FYA Faculty Advisors
Professor Greg Wheeler, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Professor Gail Burmeister, College of Health and Human Services
Professor Maggie Beddow, College of Education
Professor Marcus Romani P.E., College of Engineering & Computer Science
Professor Judy Thoma, College of Arts & Letters
Professor Bohsiu Wu, College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies
FYA Student Assistant


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