Seeing an Adviser

The best time to see an adviser is before you have a problem.

The Academic Advising Center is busiest during registration periods and the first weeks of classes. Plan ahead to avoid these busy times. Faculty advisers (major advisers) are not always available during the summer months or between semesters. Review the Academic Advising Center's hours and location.

Four Types of Advisers

Academic Advising Center (AAC) Advisers

The Academic Advising Center can help you:

  • Understand graduation requirements
  • Develop an academic plan
  • Evaluate transfer credit
  • Choose or change a major
  • Plan your next semester's schedule
  • Satisfy mathematics and writing competencies
  • Remove probationary status to avoid disqualification
  • File for graduation
  • Understand Academic Advising tools

Major Advisers

Major advisers are available for each individual major. On the Major Adviser Directory, you can find the faculty adviser for your specific major. Your faculty adviser will help you choose your upper division courses. He or she can also answer questions regarding career opportunities and graduate studies in your major field.

Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) Advisers

EOP advisers are available for EOP students. Advisers can be found in the Office of EOP/Ethnic Affairs, Student Services East, Room 2209, (619) 594-6298.

Preprofessional Advisers

Preprofessional advisers are available for students pursuing a preprofessional career (pre-medical, pre-law, etc.). Contact the adviser assigned to your preprofessional area.

Support Services

Student Affairs offers support services for students with special needs, those enrolled in special programs, or students seeking personal and career counseling.

Office Location Telephone Number
Career Services Student Services East 1200 (619) 594-6851
Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) Calpulli Center 4401 (619) 594-5220
Student Ability Success Center (SASC) Calpulli Center 3100 (619) 594-6473

Graduate Program Advisers

Graduate Advisers are available to assist students preparing for or enrolled in graduate programs at SDSU.