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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.

Advising Worksheet for Catalog Year Fall 18 or later

Advising worksheet for all other students

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

Our goal is to assist students with major exploration in order to ensure timely graduation. Below are steps you can take to declare/explore a major:

Declaring a major by 45 units puts you on the right track to graduate in a timely manner. We are here to help you!

Learn More About Impaction

Learn About the Declaration of Major Policy

Campus Services

Find Us

Academic Advising Center
Lassen Hall , Room 1013
Mon. – Fri. , #8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Contact Us

Phone: (916) 278-6231
advising@csus.edu