Academic Advising Directory
There are many advising resources available for students here at SF State depending on your major or special programs (i.e. Metro, EOP and athletics). If you are undeclared, your primary advisors are in the Undergraduate Advising Center. If you are in a major/pre-major/applying to an impacted program, you can meet advisors in your college resource center — all majors belong to a college (all majors are listed below under each college). The faculty in your major department are also advisors for your major requirements except for College of Business students (see the CoB Student Services Center below).
College Resource Centers
- College of Business Student Success Center
- College of Ethnic Studies Student Engagement Center (SEC)
- College of Health & Social Sciences Student Resource Center (SRC)
- College of Liberal & Creative Arts Advising Resouce Center (ARC)
- College of Science & Engineering Success Center
- Graduate College of Education TEACH (The Education Advising Community Hub)
Services provided for: undergraduate students in College of Business majors and minors.
Services include: General education, non-major graduation requirements, graduation check, academic probation, study abroad and academic scholarship and honors.
Phone: (415) 405-3531
Location: BUS 112
Drop-in hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. * Closed Fridays from 12-1 p.m.
Services provided for: undergraduate students in the College of Ethnic Studies majors, minors and courses.
Services include: Advising for general education, non-major graduation requirements, major requirements, graduation check (GE and major/minor), academic probation, study abroad, academic scholarship and honors.
Services provided for: Undergraduate students with College of Health and Social Sciences majors, pre-majors and minors.
Services offered: Academic planning (GE, DARs, DPR and major), freshman transitioning support, impacted major consultation, academic probation advising, general life/support counseling, petition consultation, career prep and planning, major career exploration, graduation check (GE and graduation requirements), resume and cover letter help
Services provided for: Undergraduate students pursuing a major, minor or certificate in the College of Liberal and Creative Arts.
Services offered: Academic planning, general education advising, academic probation advising, petition consultation, career prep and planning, major career exploration, graduation check (GE and graduation requirements), study abroad, connecting with communities and discovering campus resources.
Drop-in Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Services provided for: undergraduate students with College of Science and Engineering majors and minors
Services offered: academic planning, general education advising, graduation check (GE and graduation requirements), study abroad, connecting with communities, discovering campus resources
Services provided for: students in the Graduate College of Education majors, minors and courses.
Services include: advising for GE, non-major requirements, probation, petition consultation, support for the Education Minor, academic planning, educational careers and teacher pathways.
Services offered and provided: support for students in or a part of the Early Assessment Program (college readiness), Early Start Program (summer transition program for English and math preparation) and Developmental Support (first-year English and math support for students in select courses).
Services provided for: EOP students only — (California residents and eligible AB 540 students who meet the income eligibility index and are a first generation college student can apply for EOP).
Services offered: Advising, mentoring, tutoring, workshops and scholarships
Services provided for: prospective students and students declared in major or pre-major
Services offered: Major advising, probation, signatures for petitions and graduation applications
Major departments will list on the department website the faculty advisors and office hours for advising. Your department may assign you to an advisor or you can choose an advisor.
Services provided for: SF State athletes
Services offered: Quiet study area, updated computer lab reserved specifically for student athletes, mandatory one-on-one general education advising, personal and/or career counseling, tutorial services (collaboration with campus tutorial offices), priority registration for current active athletes
Phone: (415) 338-3320
Location: GYM 2nd Floor
Services provided for: Any incoming first-year student (students can apply to Metro for either the fall or spring semesters of their freshman year)
Services offered: Small learning communities, dedicated instructors, one-on-one support from a dedicated academic advisor, tutoring
- Child and Adolescent Development (CAD)
- Ethnic Studies
- Liberal and Creative Arts
Services provided for: current undergraduate students and former students who have not yet graduated.
Drop-in appointments are available for "quick questions" that can be answered in 15 minutes or less: general education, non-major graduation requirements, graduation check, First Year English and math, University policy and procedures.
Scheduled Appointments are offered for topics that may require a little more time: choosing a major/major exploration, academic probation for undeclared students & students changing to undeclared, B.A. Special Major and readmission to the University (for previous SF State students).
Drop-in hours: Monday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. during most of the year, Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. during the first two weeks of every semester and during the first 2 weeks of registration each semester. See advising.sfsu.edu for the most up to date drop-in availability and exceptions.