Academic Advising

School of Design Advising Appointments

Students currently enrolled in a School of Design major can reserve one-on-one advising appointments online.

Step 1

Make an appointment

Click on your adviser's page by clicking the image or faculty name. Then click on "Appointment Calendar" tab. Browse for available appointments. Click on "available" hyperlink slot you wish to book. You may be asked to login to make the appointment. Click "continue" and fill in information requested. Please make sure to provide your sfsu email address so that your adviser may be able to contact you if needed. Last make sure to click "book time slot" to finalize your appointment.

Make an advising appointment

Step 2

Appointment confirmation

A confirmation email will be sent to your SF State email address with links to view or cancel the appointment. If you need to reschedule, please do so at least 25 hours in advance.

Step 3

Your appointment

Bring your personal academic advising folder to each advising appointment.

Frequently Asked Questions

I am not a current Design major. Who should I meet with?

All prospective students, including current SF State students interested in applying to the Design major should call the School of Design office to make an appointment.

Call +1-415-338-2211

How do I cancel an appointment?

If you need to cancel an existing appointment, please do so as early as possible. Cancel an appointment from the cancel link included in the email confirmation, or from the "Appointment Calendar" tab of adviser's faculty profile page.

What should I bring?

You must bring your personal academic advising folder to each advising appointment. Once you have made an advising appointment, you should contact the adviser by email, briefly describe the reason for your appointment, and ask if there are any specific documents that you should bring. Consulting with your adviser before your meeting is especially important if you need assistance in determining which courses will be accepted for transfer credit to your Design major.

What is a personal academic advising folder?

Every student is expected to maintain a personal advising folder and to bring it to every advising appointment—it is a guide to assist you in your studies. Your personal advising folder should contain the following documents (and may contain other items pertinent to you):

  • Grade reports and unofficial college or university transcripts.
  • Degree Progress Report, and Advance Standing Evaluation (ASE) reports.
  • General Education (GE) and graduation checklists.
  • SF State semester grade reports.
  • Advising schedules or contracts completed before declaring the major.
  • Notes and documents from previous advising sessions.
  • Class registration documents and forms. (Incomplete grade forms, probation releases, course withdrawal forms, etc.)
  • Copy of your Design contract signed by the School of Design director, adviser, and you.

I have a question not answered here. How do I get help?

If you have any other questions, please call the School of Design Office at:

Call +1-415-338-2211

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