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College of Social Sciences Advising Center

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In following the university’s protocol by taking caution to eliminate the possible spread of COVID-19, all current and future advising sessions will be conducted online. We will NOT see students in-person at this time.

Click here for FAQs regarding the campus closure.


Spring 2021 Zoom Walk-In Wednesdays

Below is the link for our Zoom Walk-in Wednesdays which will run from 02-03-21 to 04-07-21 (WEDNESDAYS ONLY), from 9:00-11:00am & 1:30-4:00pm. 

Walk-ins are quick appointments to meet with an academic counselor for the following (WE WILL NOT DO ACADEMIC OR GRADUATION PLANS DURING WALK-INS):

  • Graduate Checks
  • Class Schedule Questions
  • General Questions
  • Change of major into a major/minor in the College of Social Sciences
  • Clear Advising Holds (see notes below)

*Political Science and Anthropology majors, please see department for Mandatory Advising 1 & 2 Hold and Transfer Advising Hold

*Probation Holds- need to make an appointment with a counselor through Bulldog Connect. 

 Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 899 1844 7477
Passcode: 875583


Contact your Advisor

Use the following alpha breakdown (by last name) to contact an academic advisor. If you've been working with a specific advisor in the past, feel free to continue working with them; our alpha breakdown is only to maintain organization.

Emails must be sent from your Fresno State email and include your ID# in the text. 

Alpha Breakdown Name Email
A - E Sonya Peña 
F - LOP Lydia Moua
LOR - RI Isamar Alvarado
RO - Z Ross Whitton

To schedule an appointment with an advisor go to MyFresnoState > dropdown My Homepage > Campus Systems > Bulldog Connect > Make an Appointment !




The College of Social Sciences Advising Center strives to empower students to be active, responsible learners by fostering lifelong learning and student development through a holistic advising approach.


We are committed to the success of our students by providing academic advising services to support the achievement of their educational, career, and life goals. We encourage our students to take ownership of their educational experience, we foster an academic relationship between student and counselor, and we collaborate with campus partners to provide a quality educational experience.


The following values guide academic advising at the College of Social Sciences Advising Center:

  • Empowerment
  • Inclusiveness
  • Professionalism
  • Integrity
  • Innovation
  • Collaboration
  • Accountability
  • Advocacy

Services Provided

  • Advising on majors, minors, and certificates within the COSS
  • Academic Plans
  • Class Registration Assistance 
  • General Education Requirements
  • Degree Requirements/Grad Checks
  • How to read your Degree Progress Report (DPR)
  • Clearing Registration Holds
  • Change of Major (within the COSS)