Majors in the College of Liberal & Creative Arts (LCA) should consult with two advisers each semester: (1) an adviser in the major and (2) a general education and university requirements adviser in the ARC (Advising Resource Center for LCA). Students who are completing a minor or an additional major should see an adviser in those programs as well.Learn More about Advisors
Covid-19 and Advising
During this period of remote instruction in response to COVID-19, academic advising remains available via email and Zoom. Reach out to us for continued support!
Complementary Studies This is a 12-unit university requirement that is approved by an adviser in your Major department.
See Bulletin for information: http://bulletin.sfsu.edu/undergraduate-education/complementary-studies/
Undergraduate Advising Center
- Please contact the Undergraduate Advising Center if you are a first-year student.
Deadlines and Grading Options
Students have until September 14 in Fall semesters and February 14 in Spring semesters to ADD or DROP classes. Instructors can DROP students at any time if there is an approved justification.
Students taking courses for CR/NC-- make sure you talk to the instructor in the first 9 weeks of class (2 months) regarding the advisability of doing so. Remember: a letter grade of "C" or better is required for CR; sometimes it's better to take the letter grade instead of the NC.
WITHDRAWALS: You must request a withdrawal from your instructor and justifications must fall within acceptable reasons in LCA policy: Withdrawal Policy
Advising Resource Center (ARC)
The College of Liberal & Creative Arts established the student Advising Resource Center (ARC) to provide multiple support services to students. You can receive information regarding requirements for your degree, petitions, financial aid, tutoring, student clubs, events, careers and much more.
Please go to Advising Resource Center for more information if you are a sophomore, junior, or senior.