Appointments vs. Drop-In Advising

We provide undergraduate general education advising to current SJSU students. Depending on the type of question you have, you may be directed to meet with an advisor for a quick drop-in or schedule an appointment.

Here are some very general guidelines of what can be answered during drop-in advising (10-15 minutes), and what requires an appointment (30 minutes).

Be sure to prepare for your advising session to help ensure you get the most out of your advising session. 

Drop-In Advising

  • General Info about Probation and/or Disqualification
  • One Semester Course Planning

Appointment with Advisor

  • Petition for Reinstatement
  • Discrepancy Reports
  • Advisor Referrals
  • How to Choose a Major
  • GPA Calculation
  • Summer School Planning
  • More than one question

If you do not see the topic of your question above, please e-mail us at to determine what kind of advising you should seek.