Advising Services

Advising Services are reserved for Gators currently taking classes or who have previously taken classes at SF State.  

Drop-in Advising

Drop-ins are meant 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 on our calendar at advising.sfsu.edu. 

The most common reasons students see us during drop-ins are for the following services:

  • General Education
  • Non-Major Graduation Requirements
  • Graduation Check
  • First Year English and Math 
  • University Policy & Procedures

Scheduled Appointments

Scheduled appointments are meant for topics that may require a little more time.  The most common reasons students schedule an appointment to see us are for the following services:

See our "How to Schedule an Appointment" article if you need assistance.   

Email Advising

To email an advisor, click the "Do you have an advising question?" button to the right.

For confidentiality reasons, email advising is designed for general academic advising questions that do not require us to look at a student record.  Please allow us at least three to five business days to reply to your email during our non-peak times and seven to five days during the weeks of registration.  If you are on-campus or local and need immediate assistance, please visit us during our Drop-in Advising hours.