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Welcome to the Advising Resource Center (ARC)

The ARC provides both in-person and remote services M-F. One can get questions answered through our Chat or schedule an appointment by clicking on our appointment button. 

The Advising Resource Center (ARC), in SF State’s College of Liberal & Creative Arts (LCA), provides multiple support services to students. At the ARC, you can get information about general education and other requirements for your degree and about learning resources; find out about exciting events and student clubs; get help with scholarships, petitions, campus solutions, and graduation documents for undergraduates; learn about financial aid and scholarships; explore post-graduate plans (e.g., careers and graduate study); and get advice on resolving concerns and complaints.

Academic advising is available by chat, e-mail, Zoom, phone or in person. We are eager to assist you!

Different Ways to Contact Us and Ask Questions

Please include your ID number with every request for assistance.

  • Live Chat Advising: Monday-Thursday, 9am - 4pm, Friday 9am-2pm
    When the chat is open, place your request there and we can see you right away!

  • Appointments via Zoom or on Campus: Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm
    Schedule through our Navigator App

All other times, e-mail

Current Students

Current students must make an appointment using the Navigator app.

Legacy Students

If you are a legacy student, please send an email to to make an appointment with us.

New Students

If you are a new student for Fall 2022 please e-mail ( or make an appointment with the button on this page. Welcome!



We look forward to meeting you!

Please connect with us via Chat (on this page) or via e-mail at

The Advising Resource Center welcomes persons with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations upon request.  If you would like reasonable accommodations for using the Center's services (such as advising, computer lab or workshops) please email

If you need help scheduling an appointment through the Navigator app, please review the directions.


ARC Advisors


Susan B. Shimanoff

Associate Dean of Student & Curricular Services



Steven H. Cochrane

Academic Advisor


Tony Flores

Tony Flores

Academic Advisor


Neela Koduri

Neela Koduri (she/hers)

Academic Advisor


De N Vaughn

De N. Vaughn

Academic Advisor


Sophia Marx

Sophia Marx (she/they)

Graduation Specialist


Todd Robinson

Todd Robinson (he/him)

Retention Specialist




  • September 01, 2021
    Mark your calendars for Advising Week: November 15-19, 2021.
More events coming soon!