Success Centers and Academic Advising

Below is information on the college success centers and where to get academic advising for general education (GE) and in your major. If you have any questions, please contact us at academic.advising@sjsu.edu. You can also get information on your majors and help with academic advising issues from your department office. In addition to the resources below, you can find contact information for your department online here.

 

College of Health and Human Sciences

General education advising, help with changing majors, academic policy related questions, meeting with peer advisors, and/or attending various regularly scheduled presentations and workshops

Location: MacQuarrie Hall (MH) 533
Phone: 408-924-2910
Email: chahssuccesscenter@sjsu.edu

 

Office Location:
Email: healthscience-group@sjsu.edu
Phone: (408) 924 2971
Fax: (408) 924 2979
Location: Spartan Complex 201
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 professor Anne Dermers Department Chair Anne.demers@sjsu.edu (408) 924-2980

Office Location:
Email: hospitality@sjsu.edu
Phone: (408) 924-3000
Fax: (408) 924-3061
Location: MH 407

Advising : http://www.sjsu.edu/hspm/advising/ 

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professor Dr. Tsu-Hong Yen Department Chair Tsu-Hong.Yen@sjsu.edu (408) 924 3292

Office Location:
Email: journalism@sjsu.edu
Phone: (408) 924 3240
Location: One Washington Square

Advising  : https://sjsujmc.com/advising/ 

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Phylis West Johnson Program Director phylis.west@sjsu.edu (408) 924-5997

Office Location:
Email: justice-studies@sjsu.edu
Phone: (408) 924 2940
Location: Macquarrie Hall 524

Advising: http://www.sjsu.edu/justicestudies/for-students/advising/index.html 

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James Lee Department Chair james.lee@sjsu.edu (408) 924 5866

Office Location:
Phone: (408) 924-3010
Fax: ((408) 924-3053
Location: Spartan Complex 102

Advising: http://www.sjsu.edu/kinesiology/advising/ 

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Matthew A. Masucci Department Chair matthew.masucci@sjsu.edu (408) 924-3021

Office Location:
Email: nursing@sjsu.edu
Phone: (408) 924 3131
Location: Health Building #420

Advising: http://www.sjsu.edu/nursing/students/advising/index.html 

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Colleen O'Leary-Kelley Director and Professor colleen.oleary-kelley@sjsu.edu (408) 924 1319

Office Location:
Phone: (408) 924-3100
Fax: (408) 924-3114
Location: Central Classroom Building 200

Advising: http://www.sjsu.edu/nufspkg/current-students/nufspkg-advising/index.html 

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Ashwini Wagle Department Chair ashwini.wagle@sjsu.edu (408) 924-3110

Office Location:
Email: occupationaltherapyadmin@sjsu.edu
Phone: (408) 924-3070
Fax: (408) 924-3088
Location: Central Classroom Building 203

Advising: http://www.sjsu.edu/occupationaltherapy/advising/ 

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Winifred Schultz-Krohn Department Chair winifred.schultz-krohn@sjsu.edu (408) 924-3070

Office Location: 
Email: Mai.Phan@sjsu.edu
Phone: (408) 924-5800
Location: Hall Room 215

Advising: http://www.sjsu.edu/socialwork/currentstudents/studentresources/advising/ 

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Peter Allen Lee Director peter.a.lee@sjsu.edu (408) 924-5850

 



 

Lucas College and Graduate School of Business

Jack Holland Student Success Center is the central advisement office for all undergraduate business majors.  We help with academic planning (includes general education and major course requirements), the graduation application process, understanding college and university policies and procedures, career coaching, and advice for students on academic probation or those disqualified from San Jose State University.

Location: BBC 008
Phone: 408-924-3435
Email:jackholland-center@sjsu.edu
Advising : http://www.sjsu.edu/lcobssc/advising/index.html 

 

Office Location:
Phone: (408) 924-3460
Fax: (408) 924-3463
Location: Business Tower 850
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Dr. Elizabeth Grace Department Chair TElizabeth.grace@sjsu.edu (408) 924-3474

Office Location:

www.sjsu.edu/isystems/

Phone: (408) 924-7790
Fax: (408) 924-7793
Location: Business Tower 250

Advising : http://www.sjsu.edu/advising/ 

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Dr. Timothy R. Hill School Director timothy.hill@sjsu.edu (408) 924-3512

Office Location:
Location: Business Tower 750
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Dr. Michael Merz Acting Department Chair michael.merz@sjsu.edu (408) 924-3539

Office Location:
Location: Business Tower 650
Advising :  http://www.sjsu.edu/lcobssc/ 
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Meg Virick Director m.virick@sjsu.edu (408) 924-3551

Office Location:
Phone: (408) 924-6880
Location: Business Tower 650
Advising : http://www.sjsu.edu/advising/ 
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Dr. Taeho Park School Director taeho.park@sjsu.edu (408) 924-6881

 



 

Connie L. Lurie College of Education

 

Advising in your major: All education students have an advisor assigned based on their major and are highly encouraged to see them each semester. Make an appointment in the early part of the semester. If you wait to when course registration is happening for spring (November) than it will be difficult to get an appointment. Contact information is here:

ChAD: http://www.sjsu.edu/chad/chad-resources/advising/new-chad-student/index.html
CDS:http://www.sjsu.edu/cds/student-resources/advising/index.html

Lurie College of Education Success Center: The success center has a range of activities including professional development workshops, mentoring, networking events, and access to university, college, and career resources. The Center also provides academic advising about General Education (GE) requirements, changing a major/minor, and support for students on academic probation or disqualified from the university.

Location: Sweeney Hall, Room 106
Phone: 408-924-2700
Email:LurieCollege-SuccessCenter@sjsu.edu
Website:http://www.sjsu.edu/education/studentsuccesscenter/  

 

Office Location:
Email: childdev@sjsu.edu
Phone: (408) 924-3718
Fax: (408) 924-3758
Location: Sweeney Hall 201
Advising : http://www.sjsu.edu/chad/chad-resources/advising/index.html 
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Office Location:
Phone: (408) 924-3688
Fax: (408) 924-3641
Location: Sweeney Hall 115
Advising : http://www.sjsu.edu/cds/student-resources/advising/index.html 
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Shaum P. Bhagat Department Chair shaum.bhagat@sjsu.edu (408) 924-4019

 



 

Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering

Advising in your major: All engineering students have an advisor in their major. For detailed contact information and appointment visit our website.

All engineering students have an advising hold each semester. You must see your advisor once a semester. Make an appointment in the early part of the semester. If you wait to when course registration is happening than it will be difficult to get an appointment.

 

Office Location:
Email: success-engineering@sjsu.edu
Phone: (408) 924-3990
Location: Engineering 344
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Sheryl Ehrman Dean of Engineering sheryl.ehrman@sjsu.edu (408) 924 3800

 



 

College of Humanities and Arts

Advising in your major: There are faculty advisors in each of the H&A majors that advise undergrads in the requirements for the major. The faculty advisors and their contact information can be found on the department websites  (The departments are listed on the left side bar.)

Humanities and Arts Student Success Center: The College of Humanities and the Arts (H&A) Student Success Center is the central advising resource for students in the College.

Location: Clark Hall, Room 244
Phone: 408-924-5095
Email:ha-successcenter@sjsu.edu
Website:http://www.sjsu.edu/ha-advising/  

 

College of Science

Advising in your major: All science students have an advisor assigned based on their major. Check the contact information at department website

All science students have an advising hold each semester. You must see your assigned advisor once a semester to have the advising hold removed. The hold will prevent you from registering for classes. Therefore, you should make an appointment in the early part of the semester. If you wait until course registration is happening then it will be difficult to get an appointment. There are no drop-in appointments so you must make an appointment with your assigned advisor in order to get your advising hold removed. You can make an appointment through the CoSAC online appointment system

College of Science Advising Center: CoSAC provides lower-division major advising for declared Biology, Chemistry and Computer Science students and General Education advising and student success programs for all undergraduate students in the College of Science.  

Location: Duncan Hall, Room 212
Phone: 408-924-5193
Email:science-advisingcenter@sjsu.edu
Website:http://www.sjsu.edu/cosac/  

 

Phone: (408) 924 - 4900
Fax: (408) 924 - 4840
Location: Duncan Hall 254
Advising: http://www.sjsu.edu/biology/graduate-programs/advising-graduate/index.html 
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Tzvia Abramson Director of SCILL tzvia.abramson@sjsu.edu (408) 924-4872 

 



 

College of Social Sciences

Advising in your major: There are faculty advisors in each of the COSS majors that advise undergrads in the requirements for the major. The faculty advisors and their contact information are listed on our website.

Academic Counseling Center for Excellence in the Social Sciences (ACCESS) provides advising for undergraduate students majoring or intending to major in any of the departments in the College of Social Sciences (CoSS). All incoming frosh are encouraged to make an appointment with an ACCESS advisor your first semester.

Location: Clark Hall, Room 240
Phone: 408-924-5363
Website:http://www.sjsu.edu/access/  

 



 

Academic Advising & Retention Services(Undeclared and Pre-Nursing Students)

Academic Advising and Retention Services (AARS) provides advising for Undeclared and Undeclared-PreNursing students.

All students in these groups will be required to meet with an advisor every semester.

Location: Student Services Center
Phone: 408-924-2129
Email:academic.advising@sjsu.edu