NEW!!! Submitting drop or withdrawal petitions electronically.
Drop and Withdrawal Petitions may be completed using DocuSign with the final approval email being firstname.lastname@example.org. Petitions may also be scanned and submitted to that email or via fax to 408-924-2526.
Choose the "Petitions" link at the top of the page to access petition.
NEW!!! While the AARS office is closed, campus is open, and we are working online. Please check webpages of various offices for details.
We are working remotely. If you are an Undeclared or Undeclared-PreNursing student, you may connect with your assigned advisor by phone or email. Otherwise, you may email email@example.com for assistance.
We expect to have Live Chat available by 4/6. Come back to this webpage to use that option and see times available.
- Check My Progress on your Student Center, available in the drop down box on the left.
- Webpage for Changing or Declaring a Major
Academic Advising & Retention Services provides advising for General Education, Undeclared Students, Undeclared Pre-Nursing and those on probation or disqualified from the University. Transition advising is provided by this office through Frosh and Transfer Orientations.
When Is the Best Time to Make an Appointment?
- Academic Advising & Retention Services is least busy during mid-semester - October for Fall semester and March for Spring semester. Take advantage of these months to seek GE advising!
- Visit our Appointment vs. Drop In webpage to learn about the types of questions that can be asked in drop in advising, and which questions will require an appointment.
The Advising Hub is meant to serve as a resource for all undergraduate students to aid in student success. As the name suggests, it's at the center of many advising and academic support services available at SJSU. This site can be used to locate and access the information and people you need to help you progress smoothly to your degree objective.
AARS Advising Hours
Monday - Thursday: 8:15 AM - 4:45 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Please call our office (408-924-2129) to schedule an appointment or for more information about our office hours.
We are located in the Student Services Center at 9th and San Fernando.