Frosh Advising

All first-year College of Social Science (CoSS) students are encouraged to meet with an ACCESS Advisor during their first two years at SJSU.

The purpose of advising for first-year students is to establish a partnership between ACCESS and CoSS students where they can not only find a place to receive academic advising and guidance, but also find a source of continued support throughout their time here at San Jose State University. ACCESS advisors are knowledgeable, approachable, and caring advisors who aim to make first-year students’ transition to college as smooth as possible. Ultimately, we want first-year students to feel welcomed and supported.

Expected Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand General Education (GE) requirements.
  • Finalize their current schedule (if applicable) and plan for future semesters.
  • Identify at least one resource to utilize during thier semester.
  • Learn to access and utilize academic tools
    • MyGPA apps such as: MyPlanner, MyRoadmap, MyProgress
  • Understand when to meet with ACCESS advisors vs. major advisors

First-year students will be contacted via a campaign through Spartan Connect and be given access to a canvas shell. In the canvas shell, students can learn about various topics essential to know as a new SJSU student.

Canvas Topics

  • SJSU Resources
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
  • Preparing for the Semester
  • First Day as College Student
  • Your Full first Week of Classes
  • Time-Management & Communicating with Professors & Advisors
  • Preparing for Midterms
  • Self-Management
  • How to change your major
  • Procrastination
  • Making Friends in College and Networking
  • Advising 101
  • Next Semester Course Registration
  • Professional Development
  • Self-Care
  • Finals Preparation 
  • Finals Campus Resources

Frequently Asked Questions