Natural Sciences Advising Center (NSAC)


Location: Sequoia Hall, room 238
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-12pm, 12:30pm-4pm



Gabrielle Hoskins, Coordinator (
Stacy Lindley, Advisor (
Lawren Lutrin, Advisor (


Two kinds of assistance are available at NSAC

  • Advising about major requirements for Biological Sciences pre-majors*, including first year and transfer students in their first semester at CSUS
  • Advising about the Biological Sciences minor


*Students that are fully declared into the Biological Sciences major must meet with their assigned faculty advisor rather than coming to NSAC.


Mandatory Advising for Biological Sciences Pre-Majors

Academic advising through NSAC is mandatory for all Biological Sciences pre-majors, as well as new transfer students admitted into the upper division major. This mandatory advising may be completed by appointment or drop in, and is enforced via registration hold.


Summer 2019 Advising

NSAC will be open to new and continuing students starting May 28th. Advising is available on a drop-in basis and by appointment during the summer. Please email one of the advisors above for more information.


Prospective Students

Please contact Gabrielle Hoskins using the email address above for information on scheduling an advising session. Future students are typically seen during school breaks (summer, winter, spring) and cannot always be accommodated with an in-person appointment during the fall and spring semesters. Prospective students must preschedule an appointment and cannot be seen via drop-in.


Summer 2019 Office Closures (Subject to Change)

  • June 5th – Open at 12:30pm
  • July 4th-5th – Independence Day Weekend



Additional Closures for Orientation:

In order to assist with advising at New Student Orientation, NSAC will close at 1:15pm on the following dates:

June 10th, 19th, 24th, 25th, 28th
July 1st, 8th, 12th, 19th, 23rd, 25th, 29th