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Advising

Students are encouraged to see advisors in their majors and/or an advisor in the Advising Resource Center (ARC) once a semester.

Majors within the College of Liberal & Creative Arts assign undergraduate major advisors in different ways (for the most up-to-date information on procedures for securing a major advisor, contact the department).

Graduate students typically get academic advising from the graduate coordinator in their program.

Occasionally, students wish to deviate from usual practices, and that deviation will require a petition. There are online resources for completing petitions and one can seek assistance from the Advising Resource Center when completing a petition.

Different Ways to Contact Us and Ask Questions

Please include your ID number with every request for assistance.

  • Use our Live Chat: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
     

  • Visit our Zoom Drop-in: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
     

  • Visit us on Campus, Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
     

  • Attend a Group Advising Session: Email us at achieve@sfsu.edu
     

  • Make an appointment with an ARC advisor via EAB / Navigate

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Advising in Departments

Anthropology

Art, School of

Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts

Cinema, School of

Classics

Communication Studies

Comparative and World Literature

Creative Writing

Design, School of

English Language and Literature

History

Humanities and Liberal Studies, School of

International Relations

Jewish Studies

Journalism

Modern Languages and Literature

Music, School of

Philosophy

Political Science

Theatre Arts and Dance, School of

Women and Gender Studies