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Engineering & Computer Science Advising

Most services for the ECS Advising Office Staff are still being done virtually. Please do not come to our office in SCL as that is CLOSED.

The College of Engineering and Computer Science's (ECS) Advising, Counseling, and Tutoring (ACT) Office is dedicated to engaging with students to improve student success and enhance each student’s academic and career aspirations through meaningful, customized advising services. The ACT Office improves the student experience by facilitating access to needed resources and expands student opportunities to achieve academic success.

Contact Information

ecs-advising@csus.edu

  • Location – Santa Clara Hall 1213 (All services will still be done virtually only)
  • Phone - (916) 278-5426 (For best response time, please email ecs-advising@csus.edu)

Advising Services

The College of Engineering and Computer Science ACT Office offers and staff can provide assistance with the following advising-related topics:

  • General Education & Graduation Requirements (GE/GR)
  • Lower-division major/pre-major advising
  • Questions about ECS Advising Center Hold
  • Interpretation of University academic policies
  • Referrals to other campus resources
  • Assist with transferring courses from Community Colleges and attending Summer Semester

Professional Staff Advisors

Name Type of Advisor Email
Alisa Patterson Graduation and Retention Coordinator alisa.patterson@csus.edu 
Danny Zavala Academic Advisor d.zavala@csus.edu 

Staff Advisor Drop-In Hours

All Engineering and Computer Science drop-ins will be held through Zoom:

Meeting ID: 583-122-3656 or

https://csus.zoom.us/my/ecsadvising

Drop-ins are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Drop-ins are for current undergraduate students with questions regarding general education, graduation requirements, lower division major requirements, registration, and policies and procedures.

New students are asked to attend their new student orientation before attending drop-in hours. MEP students receive advising from the MEP Counselor, Alex Blaise. See information below in MEP Advising section. Graduate students should meet with their major advisors.

Please have your student ID # and microphone ready prior to attending drop-ins.

Drop-in times are subject to change with short notice.

August 15 - August 26

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
August 15 August 16 August 17 August 18 August 19
9:30 am - 11:30 am
1 pm - 3 pm
10 am - 11:30 am
1 pm - 2:30 pm
10 am - 12 pm
1 pm - 3 pm
10 am - 12 pm
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
10 am - 11:30 am
1 pm - 2:30 pm
August 22 August 23 August 24 August 25 August 26
9:30 am - 11 am
1:30 pm - 3 pm
9:30 am - 11 am
1:30 pm - 3 pm
9 am - 11 am
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
10 am - 12 pm
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
10 am - 11:30 am
1 pm - 2:30 pm

Mandatory Advising

The ACT Office requires multiple populations to attend mandatory advising each semester. Please see the following populations for how to make an appointment:

First-Year, First-Time Freshmen Advising

For the Spring 2022 semester, First-Year, First-Time Freshmen are required to have an appointment with the ACT Office. In the 3rd week of classes, students will be sent emails to their SacLink email (@csus.edu) with directions on how to complete their advising. Registration Holds will be placed for students who have not yet completed their advising in March. Holds will be removed after students complete the advising.

Second-Year Advising

For the Spring 2022 semester, Second-Year students are required to have advising with an ECS Academic Advisor (professional staff advisor) from the ACT Office. In the 3rd week of classes, students will be sent emails to their SacLink email (@csus.edu) with directions on how to complete their advising. Registration Holds will be placed for students who have not yet completed their advising in March. Holds will be removed after students complete the advising.

Required Advising Requirement

Each semester during the student’s first year (first-time freshmen) and second year, they must meet with an academic advisor (professional staff advisor) from the ACT office. Students will be emailed directions on how to complete their advising to their SacLink email (@csus.edu) account. Students will be emailed bi-weekly reminders until they schedule an appointment. MEP students will meet with MEP staff and are exempt from these requirements.

Any questions regarding required advising, please email alisa.patterson@csus.edu.

MEP Advising

MEP students should see the MEP Advising page for more specific information about available advising options or contact alex.blaise@csus.edu. Appointments with Alex Blaise can also be scheduled here: https://csus.campus.eab.com/pal/Am0Havk34m