Seeing an advisor
San Diego State University offers multiple academic support systems to include advising about general education, major, minor, and other degree requirements, in addition to support and promote student success. Below is a guide to find out how to connect with the variety of undergraduate academic advisors. If you need help finding an advisor or other form of assistance visit the SDSU Student Success Help Desk.
Types of Academic Advising Services
Major and minor advisors are available for each individual major and minor. On the
Major Advisor Directory, you can find the faculty or staff advisor for your specific major or minor. Your
faculty/staff advisor will help guide you in selecting courses, planning and scheduling
your major preparation and upper division major courses, and assistance with creating
an academic plan to support your progress towards graduation.
Your major/minor and college advisors can provide support and campus referrals if you are facing academic or personal challenges which may be impeding your progress towards degree completion. They can also answer questions regarding career opportunities and graduate studies in your major field.
All majors at SDSU reside within a college. In addition to major advising, there are ways to connect with your advisors through College Success Center advising. Below is the list of the undergraduate Colleges and more information on how to connect with additional advising resources.
Note: Not all major advisers are available during the summer months. If your major
adviser is unavailable during the summer months, email [email protected] for the proper advising referral.
The College Success Centers also provide general advising and support for students who have questions about a major, student resources and campus engagement opportunities within the colleges listed below.
The Coordinated Care Advisor (CCA) works closely with first-time freshmen and sophomores at SDSU to ensure a successful and smooth transition to the university.
Each CCA is assigned a group of students to serve as their designated personal advisor. Using an advising curriculum that guides students through their first two years at SDSU while developing a degree graduation plan, the CCA will support students in navigating the university resources, procedures, and academic advising tools and will proactively reach out to you to schedule academic advising meetings throughout the year.
Students should also reach out to their CCA whenever they have questions or are unsure whom to contact.
The Assistant Dean of your College is available to provide advising on academic probation and disqualification situations, as well as support and referrals to campus resources if you are facing academic or personal challenges which may be impeding your progress towards degree completion. Assistant Deans are also available to provide information for campus engagement and leadership opportunities.
- College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts
- College of Sciences
- Division of Faculty Advancement and Student Success (IS3D/Undeclared)
- Fowler College of Business (Interim)
Patricia van Damme
The advisors in the Office of Evaluations can provide advising on graduation requirements, transfer credit, and study abroad (transfer credit).
The advisors can also assist with explaining academic policy, academic status, as well as guidance and direction on how and when to apply to graduate. These advisors also evaluate transfer credit, and serve as a central place to communicate undergraduate academic deadlines and policies.
The Weber Honors College program is a unique minor, comprising an interdisciplinary curriculum made up of small, discussion-based seminars and innovative teaching techniques to promote engagement in the subject area, preparing students for high-impact educational experiences. If you have elected to participate in the Weber Honors College program, you will work directly with the Weber Honors College advisor.
Preprofessional advisors are available for students pursuing a preprofessional career (pre-medical, pre-law, etc.) and planning to attend professional schools. SDSU provides pre-professional advising for the following programs:
If your major requires an international experience or study abroad requirement to graduate, or if you have goals to study abroad to participate in high impact experiences, you can connect with a study abroad advisor in the International Student Center to begin the process of exploring your study abroad options and planning your international experience.
International advisors in the Office of Evaluations can assist with reviewing international transfer credit.
The division of Student Affairs and Campus Diversity offers student support services
to suppport student health and well-being, students with varying abilities, those
enrolled in special programs, or students seeking personal and career counseling.
Below is a list of additional support services to promote and support student academic success.
|Career Services||Student Services East 1200||(619) 594-6851|
|Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS)||Calpulli Center 4401||(619) 594-5220|
|Student Ability Success Center (SASC)||Calpulli Center 3100||(619) 594-6473|
|Well-Being & Health Promotion||Calpulli Center 3201||619-594-4133|