Mandatory First-Year Advising
All first-year College of Social Science (CoSS) students must meet an ACCESS Advisor during their first semester.
The purpose of mandatory 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 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.
As a result of Frosh Mandatory First Year Advising, students will learn:
- Different approaches to academic planning
- How to access available resources
- How to access and utilize academic tools (MyGPA apps such as: MyPlanner, MyRoadmap, MyProgress)
- Understand student & advisor responsibilities
- Distinguishing between ACCESS advisors & major advisors
First-year students will be contacted via a campaign through Spartan Connect. Messaging has been sent via the student’s preferred SJSU email on September 8th, 2020.
More Advising Protocol Information:
- Appointments will be 30 minutes
- If students are more than 10 minutes late, it counts as a “missed appointment”
- Individual first-year mandatory advising appointments will be offered September 8th through October 25th
- Advising holds will be lifted as soon as first-year students meet with an ACCESS advisor.
To learn more about advising and how to prepare for your meeting, you can view our ACCESS Advising Syllabus