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Student Success College of Arts & Letters

About Student Success in Arts & Letters

Students Achieving Greater Excellence (SAGE)

Students Achieving Greater Excellence (SAGE) is the student success center for the College of Arts & Letters. SAGE is a dedicated space for students majoring in an Arts & Letters program to receive academic support as they navigate university graduation requirements and processes. SAGE Advisors work one-on-one with students to ensure they are on the best and most efficient path toward graduation.

SAGE services include:

  • GE advising as informed by departmental major/minor advising
  • Graduation advising
  • Graduation application assistance
  • Student submissions of graduation applications
  • Guidance through Academic Probation, Continued Probation, Disqualified Status, and Dismissal processes
  • Referrals to additional Student Affairs services, such as housing, personal counseling and financial aid

SAGE Advising

(916) 278-4464 | Mariposa Hall 2001 |

Schedule an Appointment

Drop-in Advising Hours
Tuesdays, 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Fridays, 1:15-4:30 p.m.

Success Programs

Jump Start

Jump Start is a two-semester program for first-year students majoring in Arts & Letters programs. Jump Start pre-enrolls students in a productive 15-unit combination of courses, determined by faculty in the respective majors, prior to summer orientation. This ensures that students begin college on the optimal path toward graduation by enrolling them in the classes they need their first year at Sacramento State.

Four-Year Promise (4YP)

4YP is a furtherance of Jump Start in that students in select Arts & Letters majors can decide to continue the 15-units/semester pre-enrollment program through graduation. 4YP students are required to follow a prescribed roadmap of GE/GR, major, elective courses and remain in good academic standing. In return, the College of Arts & Letters “promises” that 4YP students will graduate in four years (eight semesters).

Arts & Letters Professional Seminar Series (ALPSS)

ALPSS, a partnership between the College of Arts & Letters and the Career Center, is a six-week series of career-preparation workshops designed to prepare students for transition from college to career. Students develop the skillsets to prepare them for many post-graduation career paths. ALPSS teaches students how to explore and prepare for such opportunities. The series guides students through each step of the “landing a job” process and spotlighting guest speakers who share their career insights and experiences. Participants earn one unit of course credit (ALS 199). ALPSS is only offered in the spring semester.

ALPSS Spring 2020
Tuesdays and Thursdays, Feb. 4-Mar. 12
Cottonwood Suite, University Union (2nd Floor)

Register for ALPSS 2020

*To register, students will need to create a Handshake account via the link above
*Arts & Letters students receive priority registration

Questions? Contact the Career Center at (916) 278-6231 or

Campus Services

Find Us

SAGE Center
Mariposa Hall , Room 2001
Mondays-Thursdays: 8 a.m. – Noon and 1-5 p.m. , #Fridays: 1–5 p.m.

Contact Us

Phone: (916) 278-4464