Center for Advising and Student Services

Our academic advisors, admissions analysts and credential analyst are here to help you through the journey of college. We promote student achievement and success through proactive advising, analyzing and processing local, state, and federal documents, and collaborating with all constituents. We provide timely customer service and advocate to increase students’ retention, graduation, and future engagement with Fresno State.

Jessica Choy

Jessica McVay
Liberal Studies Advisor

Ivy Fitzpatrick

Ivy Fitzpatrick
Liberal Studies Advisor

Ana Espinosa

Ana Espinosa
Liberal Studies Advisor

Renee Flores

Renee Flores
Credential Program Admissions

Sherri Nakashima

Sherri Nakashima
State Credential Applications

Renee Petch

Renee Petch
Graduate Program Admissions


Meet With an Advisor

Our advisors can answer your questions about programs, applications, course schedules and more! Graduate and doctoral students click on the advising link below:

Prospective Liberal Studies Students

Kremen School Outreach Liaison
Jesse Farias

Prospective Credential Students

Attend an information session.

Current Liberal Studies and Credential Students

We care about the health and safety of our students and will be using social distancing in the Center for Advising and Student Services. We are following evolving guidance from the CSU Chancellor’s Office, as well as state and local public health agencies and this decision has come out of an abundance of caution. 

To schedule an appointment with an advisor you may do this online through Bulldog Connect or email

Zoom Walk-In Wednesdays

Walk-ins are every Wednesday from 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m.



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Academic Probation and Disqualification

Degree Progress Report (DPR)

The Degree Progress Report (DPR) is used as an advising tool. It is a system-generated report that shows a student's progress toward completing major requirements, General Education, and remaining degree requirements. Students and advisors have access to run DPR’s. If you need assistance in running or interpreting your DPR, please schedule an appointment with an advisor or find out when walk-in hours are by calling 559.278.0300 or log in to your student portal at and click on “Grades First”. 

Returning Students

Former Fresno State students who seek readmission after an absence of two semesters or more must file an application for admission through Cal State Apply. Schedule an appointment with an advisor.

Students absent one semester only are exempt from the $55 application fee and will be able to register for the following semester.

Students absent on an approved planned educational leave are not required to file an application for admission and are exempt from the application fee. (See Planned Educational Leave.)