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Spring 2016 News



    it is not too early to think about class choices for Fall 2016.

    Academic advising should focus on which classes to take next, in which combination, relative to your personal schedule/commitments and your career/educational goals, etc., NOT on building the class schedule. 

  • This is the least busy time of the term for advising officesAll Faculty and all Advising Centers get really busy when hundreds of people wait to meet until the new schedule comes out in May. Also, at the end of the term, Faculty Advisors are working on writing and grading final exams, final papers, etc.

  • Here are some tips:

    You do not need to wait for the fall class schedule to be published. Look at the Fall 2015 schedule for an idea of what classes were offered when. Most will not change much.  http://info.sjsu.edu/web-dbgen/soc-fall-courses/all-departments.html

    Plan your top 4-5 classes, but also plan a couple of backups/alternates in case the top 4-5 fill before you get to register.

    Check your “Holds” on the top right of your Student Center and take care of any business before your registration appointment, preferably before the end of Spring classes while everyone is still on campus. Remember that most Faculties are not on duty in the summer.

    Avoid long lines, use your online resources to prep for your advising appointment, and get more personalized and in-depth advising.  See your advisor NOW.

  • Mission, vision, and goals for academic advising at SJSU
  • Thinking about taking an online or hybrid class? Check out Tips for Enrolling in an Online Class.
  • New Presidential Directive Guidelines and FAQs for Fall 2013, are posted. See the Presidential Directive
    page for changes.
  • Have you failed the WST at least twice? You can take LLD or ENGL 100A, get a C or better, and be able to move on to SJSU Studies! This class does count for degree credit.
  • Check out the flowchart for Probation and Disqualification.
  • New web page for Changing or Declaring a Major. Please note that students who have earned more than 90 units (counting only 70 transfer units) should apply for any change of major or minor immediately. If you have more than 90 units, please check with your Major Advisor if you wish to make changes in your program.
  • We encourage students to begin at the Information for Students web page below. However, if you know what you're looking for, or can't find what you're looking for, please use the search box to the left!

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