Advising

Newly Admitted Students

You must meet with Ana Maria Barrera during your first semester in the program to be assigned an advisor based on your emphasis. Once you are assigned an advisor, please seek your assigned advisor for any future advising.

Basic Information

How to schedule an appointment

Appointments with the Department Chair, Associate Chair or Ms. Ana Maria Barrera, can be scheduled through the main office front desk in GYM 101 or call 415-338-2244. If you have already been assigned an advisor, please contact them via email to schedule an apppointment. All faculty office hours and contact information can be found in the main office in GYM 101.

Cancelling an appointment

Appointments with the Department Chair, Associate Chair or Ms. Ana Maria Barrera, can be cancelled through the main office front desk in GYM 101 or call 415-338-2244. We highly suggest that you inform us at any time if you are unable to attend your appointment. Please be courteous of our advisor's time as they are busy throughout the semester.

Documents to bring to your appointment

  • Academic Report (formerly known as DARS) – Can be accessed via student center. Please have it printed.
  • Unofficial transcripts of credit you have received from another institution, if not on your DARS. Examples are college courses, AP credits, military credit.
  • Advanced Standing Evaluation (ASE) if you have one. You can get a copy of your ASE at the Registrar's office; it is not available on line.
  • Current class schedule
  • Questions or concerns

How often should I see an advisor

It is recommended to meet with an advisor every semester to ensure that you are on the right pathway to graduation. Keep in mind that the busiest time to meet with an advisor is during the beginning and end of the semester, and is the most difficult time to schedule an appointment. We recommend that you meet with an advisor during the middle of the semester when our advisors are the most flexible.

General Education Advising

Our faculty advisors only advise students on major requirements. For general education advising, please see a general education advisor at the Undergraduate Advising Center in ADM 212 or call 415-338-2101.

Quick Question Advising

For quick question advising, please email kadviser@sfsu.edu. Also check our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Peer Advisers