Advising Services

The First and Second Year Advising Team

First-year freshmen, second year, and undeclared students

First-year freshmen, second year, and undeclared students have an assigned counselor in the UAC.  (Refer to your SF State email for messages from your counselor). Reach out to your counselor directly via email, drop-in, and/or appointment when you need assistance.

 

First year, Second year and Undeclared Advising Services

Your assigned counselor will send emails throughout the year to invite you to schedule an appointment so check your SF State email regularly. You may also schedule an appointment with your assigned counselor or email your counselor if you are unavailable during the appointment times provided in the original invitation.  

 

Learn how to schedule an advising appointment.

 

Learn how to prepare for these common appointments by clicking on the option below. 

How to prepare for your Course Selection/Registration appointment

How to prepare for your Major Exploration appointment

In-Person drop-in advising hours are listed below for the period between November 16th to December 22nd.

Drop-ins are for "quick questions" that can be answered in 15 minutes or less. We see students on a first come, first serve basis during the drop-in hours posted below.

Monday - Friday:   10:00am - 12:00pm,  2:00pm - 4:00pm

We will continue to receive students for drop-ins until the last 15 minutes of each shift. If there is less than 15 minutes remaining for drop-ins, you may attend the next available drop-in time or our front desk staff can help you schedule an appointment.

If you are unavailable during the in-person drop-in time, schedule an appointment.  

"Learn how to schedule an advising appointment"

 

In Person Drop-in Hours:

All Hours are 10:00am - 12:00pm & 2:00pm-4:00pm 

Counselor Email Drop-in Hours
Andrew Henry King aking10@sfsu.edu

Mondays, Tuesdays, & Wednesdays*: 10 - 11am, 2 - 3pm

*Wednesdays as follows: 12/6, 12/20

Erin Johnson ekjohnson@sfsu.edu

Thursdays: 10am - 12pm

Wednesdays* & Fridays:11am - 12pm, 3 - 4pm

*Wednesdays as follows: 11/29, 12/13

Ezekiel Cerezo ecerezo@sfsu.edu

Wednesdays*, Thursdays, & Fridays: 11am - 12pm, 3 - 4pm

*Wednesday as follows: 11/29, 12/13

Herman Lee hklee@sfsu.edu

Tuesdays only: 10 - 11am

Available for in-person appointments on Wednesday as follows: 12/6, 12/20

Joseph Benjamin josephb@sfsu.edu

VIRTUAL ONLY

Tuesdays & Wednesdays*: 3 - 4 pm

*Wednesdays as follows: 12/6, 12/20

Martina Lasich mlasich@sfsu.edu

Mondays, Tuesdays, & Wednesdays*: 11am - 12pm, 3 - 4pm

*Wednesday as follows: 12/6, 12/20

Matt Grossbard hgrossbard@sfsu.edu

Mondays, Tuesdays, & Wednesdays*: 10 - 11am, 2 - 3pm

*Wednesdays as follows: 12/6, 12/20

McCall Olson mccallolson@sfsu.edu

Wednesdays*, Thursdays, & Fridays: 10 - 11am, 2 - 3pm

*Wednesday as follows: 11/29, 12/13

Riri Shibata rshibata@sfsu.edu

Mondays, Tuesdays, & Wednesdays*: 11am - 12pm, 3 - 4pm

*Wednesday as follows: 12/6, 12/20

Scherane Kinney skinney@sfsu.edu

Thursdays: 2 - 4pm

Wednesdays* & Fridays: 10 - 11am, 2 - 3pm

*Wednesday as follows: 11/29, 12/1

Shirley Tsang stsang1@sfsu.edu

Wednesdays*, Thursdays, & Fridays: 11am - 12pm, 3 - 4pm

*Wednesday as follows: 11/29, 12/13

Sushma Chapagain sushmachapagain@sfsu.edu

Mondays, Tuesdays, & Wednesdays*: 11am - 12pm, 3 - 4pm

*Wednesday as follows: 12/6, 12/20

Tara Boehm thjalmq@sfsu.edu

Wednesdays*, Thursdays, & Fridays: 10 - 11am, 2 - 3pm

*Wednesday as follows: 11/29, 12/13

Tasia Danso tasiadanso@sfsu.edu

Mondays, Tuesdays, & Wednesdays*: 10am - 11am, 2- 3pm

*Wednesday as follows: 12/6, 12/20

Viktor Niemiec vniemiec@sfsu.edu

Wednesdays*, Thursdays, & Fridays: 11am - 12pm, 3 - 4pm

*Wednesday as follows: 11/29, 12/13

 

In-Person and Virtual drop-in advising hours are listed below for the period between November 27th to December 8th.

Drop-ins are for "quick questions" that can be answered in 15 minutes or less. We see students on a first come, first serve basis during the drop-in hours posted below.

Monday - Friday:   10:00am - 12:00pm,  2:00pm - 4:00pm

We will continue to receive students for drop-ins until the last 15 minutes of each shift. If there is less than 15 minutes remaining for drop-ins, you may attend the next available drop-in time or our front desk staff can help you schedule an appointment.

If you are unavailable during the in-person drop-in time, schedule an appointment.  

"Learn how to schedule an advising appointment"

College Advising Teams

Students in their third year through graduation

Students in their third year through graduation who are declared majors or pre-majors are advised by their college advising team. Click the link below to make an advising appointment. 

 

 

College Advising Team Services

Your college advising team is here to support you. We offer both in-person and virtual appointments. When you schedule an appointment, you will meet with an advisor on one of our college teams based on your declared major. If you are looking for a specific advisor, you can select them when making an appointment. 

Learn how to schedule an advising appointment.

 

College Advising Teams:

  • College of Ethnic Studies (ETHS)
  • Lam Family College of Business (LFCoB)
  • College of Health & Social Sciences (CHSS)
  • College of Liberal & Creative Arts (LCA)
  • College of Science & Engineering (CoSE)
  • Graduate College of Education (GCoE)

If you cannot find an advising appointment available to meet your needs, please refer to the drop-in information below. 

Monday- Friday

10:00am - 12:00pm and 2:00pm- 4:00pm 

Drop-ins are for "quick questions" that can be answered in 15 minutes or less. We see students on a first come, first serve basis during the drop-in hours posted above.

We will continue to receive students for drop-ins until the last 15 minutes of each shift. If there is less than 15 minutes remaining for drop-ins, you may attend the next available drop-in time or our front desk staff can help you schedule an appointment.

Please note; the College of Ethnic Studies and the Graduate College of Education advising teams do not offer drop-in advising, but they may take same-day appointments upon availability. Please schedule an appointment or check with our front desk to inquire about a same day appointment. 

 

When making an advising appointment, students are automatically directed to the advising team that corresponds with their declared major/pre-major. For the full list of majors by advising team, see below. 

Major : A - Z

Advising Team
Accounting  Lam Family College of Business Advising Team
Africana Studies  College of Ethnic Studies Advising Team
American Indian Studies College of Ethnic Studies Advising Team
American Studies College of Liberal & Creative Arts Advising Team
Anthropology  College of Liberal & Creative Arts Advising Team
Apparel Design & Merchandising: Design  College of Health & Social Sciences Advising Team
Apparel Design & Merchandising: Merchandising College of Health & Social Sciences Advising Team
Applied Mathematics  College of Science & Engineering Advising Team
Art History College of Liberal & Creative Arts Advising Team
Art History & Studio Art College of Liberal & Creative Arts Advising Team
Art: Studio Art  College of Liberal & Creative Arts Advising Team
Asian American Studies  College of Ethnic Studies Advising Team
Bilingual Spanish Journalism College of Liberal & Creative Arts Advising Team
Biochemistry College of Science & Engineering Advising Team
Biology B.A.  College of Science & Engineering Advising Team
Biology B.S. College of Science & Engineering Advising Team
Botany College of Science & Engineering Advising Team
Broadcasting & Electronics  Communications Art (BECA) College of Liberal & Creative Arts Advising Team
Business Administration B.S. Lam Family College of Business Advising Team
Cell and Molecular Biology College of Science & Engineering Advising Team
Chemistry B.A. College of Science & Engineering Advising Team
Chemistry B.S. College of Science & Engineering Advising Team
Child & Adolescent Development: Early Childhood College of Health & Social Sciences Advising Team
Child & Adolescent Development: School Age Child and Family College of Health & Social Sciences Advising Team
Child & Adolescent Development: Youth Work & Out of School Time College of Health & Social Sciences Advising Team
Chinese Language College of Liberal & Creative Arts Advising Team
Chinese Literature & Linguistic College of Liberal & Creative Arts Advising Team
Cinema College of Liberal & Creative Arts Advising Team
Civil Engineering College of Science & Engineering Advising Team
Classics College of Liberal & Creative Arts Advising Team
Communication Studies College of Liberal & Creative Arts Advising Team
Computer Engineering College of Science & Engineering Advising Team
Comparative & World Literature College of Liberal & Creative Arts Advising Team
Computer Science College of Science & Engineering Advising Team
Creative Writing College of Liberal & Creative Arts Advising Team
Criminal Justice Studies College of Health & Social Sciences Advising Team
Dance College of Liberal & Creative Arts Advising Team
Decision Science Lam Family College of Business Advising Team
Earth Sciences B.A. or B.S. College of Science & Engineering Advising Team
Ecology College of Science & Engineering Advising Team
Economics Lam Family College of Business Advising Team
Electrical Engineering College of Science & Engineering Advising Team
English: All Concentrations  College of Liberal & Creative Arts Advising Team
Environmental Science College of Science & Engineering Advising Team
Environmental Studies B.A. College of Science & Engineering Advising Team
Environmental Studies B.S: Concentration in Natural Resource Management & Conservation   College of Science & Engineering Advising Team
Family & Community Sciences College of Health & Social Sciences Advising Team
Finance Lam Family College of Business Advising Team
Flagship Chinese Language College of Liberal & Creative Arts Advising Team
French College of Liberal & Creative Arts Advising Team
General Biology College of Science & Engineering Advising Team
Geography College of Science & Engineering Advising Team
German College of Liberal & Creative Arts Advising Team
Health Education College of Health & Social Sciences Advising Team
History College of Liberal & Creative Arts Advising Team
Hospitality & Tourism Management Lam Family College of Business Advising Team
Humanities College of Liberal & Creative Arts Advising Team
Industrial Design: Product Design & Development College of Liberal & Creative Arts Advising Team
Information Systems Lam Family College of Business Advising Team
Interior Design College of Health & Social Sciences Advising Team
International Relations College of Liberal & Creative Arts Advising Team
Italian College of Liberal & Creative Arts Advising Team
Japanese College of Liberal & Creative Arts Advising Team
Jewish Studies, Modern College of Liberal & Creative Arts Advising Team
Journalism: Photojournalism College of Liberal & Creative Arts Advising Team
Journalism: Print & On-line Journalism College of Liberal & Creative Arts Advising Team
Kinesiology: Exercise & Movement Sciences College of Health & Social Sciences Advising Team
Kinesiology: Integrated Teacher Education Program College of Health & Social Sciences Advising Team
Labor and Employment Studies Lam Family College of Business Advising Team
Latina/Latino Studies College of Ethnic Studies Advising Team
Liberal Studies College of Liberal & Creative Arts Advising Team
Linguistics College of Liberal & Creative Arts Advising Team
Management Lam Family College of Business Advising Team
Marine Biology and Limnology College of Science & Engineering Advising Team
Marketing Lam Family College of Business Advising Team
Mathematics B.A.: Advanced Study College of Science & Engineering Advising Team
Mathematics B.A.: Liberal Arts College of Science & Engineering Advising Team
Mathematics B.A.: Teaching College of Science & Engineering Advising Team
Mechanical Engineering College of Science & Engineering Advising Team
Microbiology College of Science & Engineering Advising Team
Music B.A. College of Liberal & Creative Arts Advising Team
Music B.M. College of Liberal & Creative Arts Advising Team
Nursing: Pre licensure College of Health & Social Sciences Advising Team
Nursing: RN to BSN College of Health & Social Sciences Advising Team
Nutrition & Dietetics College of Health & Social Sciences Advising Team
Nutrition & Dietetics: Food and Community Nutrition College of Health & Social Sciences Advising Team
Philosophy College of Liberal & Creative Arts Advising Team
Philosophy & Law College of Liberal & Creative Arts Advising Team
Philosophy & Religion College of Liberal & Creative Arts Advising Team
Physics B.A. College of Science & Engineering Advising Team
Physics B.A.: Astronomy College of Science & Engineering Advising Team
Physics B.S. College of Science & Engineering Advising Team
Physics B.S.: Astrophysics College of Science & Engineering Advising Team
Physics B.S.: Physics for Teaching College of Science & Engineering Advising Team
Physiology College of Science & Engineering Advising Team
Political Science College of Liberal & Creative Arts Advising Team
Professional Writing and Rhetoric College of Liberal & Creative Arts Advising Team
Psychology College of Science & Engineering Advising Team
Public Health College of Health & Social Sciences Advising Team
Race & Resistance Studies College of Ethnic Studies Advising Team
Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Administration College of Health & Social Sciences Advising Team
Social Work  College of Health & Social Sciences Advising Team
Sociology College of Health & Social Sciences Advising Team
Spanish College of Liberal & Creative Arts Advising Team
Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences Graduate College of Education Advising Team
Statistics College of Science & Engineering Advising Team
Theatre Arts College of Liberal & Creative Arts Advising Team
Urban Studies & Planning College of Health & Social Sciences Advising Team
Visual Communication Design College of Liberal & Creative Arts Advising Team
Women and Gender Studies College of Liberal & Creative Arts Advising Team
Zoology College of Science & Engineering Advising Team

If you plan to return to SF State after being out of attendance a year or more, contact our front desk to schedule a Readmission appointment by calling 415-338-2101.