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General Advising

About General Advising

About Advising

Through collaboration and academic guidance, the Academic Advising Center fosters a developmental process of assisting undergraduate students in clarifying and achieving their personal, professional, and educational goals.

All freshmen must be advised in both fall and spring semesters.

Advising Appointment

  • Advising can take place in 1-to-1 or group sessions.
  • The link to schedule your appointment will go out via e-mail during the first two weeks of instruction.
  • The following resources are completed with an Academic Advisor.

Advisors focus on maximizing the courses you need to take by helping you identify the most beneficial general education requirements available for you.

Program/Group Exceptions

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

Spring: If you are in at least one of these programs/groups, then you DO NOT need to complete First Year Advising through the Academic Advising Center

  • College of Engineering & Computer Science (ECS)
  • CAMP
  • EOP
  • Honors
  • Liberal Studies Major
  • Mesa Engineering Program
  • Student-Athletes (Cheer and Dance)
  • Biological Sciences
  • Child Development Integrated Pre-Credential Program (Child Development Plan B).

Undeclared/Expressed Interest Advising

If you still are deciding on a major, explore your options by:

For Additional Support and Guidance Contact: 
Hebe Mares, Coordinator of Undeclared and Expressed Interest (EI) Advising

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Find Us

Academic Advising Center
Lassen Hall , Room 1013
Mon – Fri, 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Contact Us

(916) 278-1000 Option 5
advising@csus.edu