Faculty and staff throughout the University provide academic advising. The goal of advising is threefold:
- to facilitate intellectual and personal development,
- to enhance academic performance, and
- to ensure progress toward graduation.
Regular advising means academic success. All students are expected to make use of available advising services located in the academic departments, the Advising Center, Student Resource Center and in special advising and support programs.
Undergraduate Student Advising. Advising services for undergraduate students are described in detail in the section titled Undergraduate Education.
Advising for majors and minors is available from faculty members in each department. It is the student's responsibility to seek out a faculty member to serve as an adviser. Some departments assign advisers; others have students choose from a list. Contact the department for referral to an adviser.
Graduate Student Advising. Advising for graduate students is available from faculty members in each department. In addition the Division of Graduate Stuides provides general advising for prospective and continuing students about all graduate program policies and procedures. Contact the department for referral to an adviser.
Additional Advising and Retention Programs
San Francisco State University offers other advising services and support programs to assist students. Consult the Index in the printed version of this Bulletin or click on any of the following programs.
- Academic Fellowships and Awards (below)
- Athletic Program
- College Based Resource Programs
- Disability Programs and Resource Center
- Educational Outreach Programs
- Alternative Learning Programs
- International Student Services
- Learning Assistance Center and Related Tutorial Services (LAC)
- Community Access and Retention Program (CARP)
San Francisco State's and Fellowships Adviser is available to assist undergraduate and graduate students in applying for nationally competitive scholarships, fellowships, and grants as well as system-wide scholarships offered by CSU. These awards include generous funding for graduate studies, as well as research experience and prestigious internships in the U.S. and abroad. Competitive applicants are passionate, engaged students with strong records of academic achievement, leadership and public service activities. Preparing for these wonderful opportunities requires work well in advance of submission deadlines to find fellowships that match your interests and experience, to plan your academic and extracurricular life to fully develop your qualifications by the time you apply, and to perfect your application essays. Feel free to make an appointment to explore the possibility of pursuing a nationally competitive scholarship, fellowship, or grant in your field or area of professional interest. For an appointment, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the Advising Center, Admin. 211. Academic Honors and Fellowships website: http://www.sfsu.edu/~fellows1/