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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.


Fall 2020 Zoom Walk-Ins

Every Wednesday from 9am-11am and 130pm-4pm

Walk-ins are quick appointments to meet with an academic counselor for the following:

  • Graduate Checks

  • Holds- Mandatory Advisiong 1 & 2, Transfer & Department Advising

  • Academic Plans

  • General questions

  • Change of major into a major/minor in the College of Social Sciences

*Political Science majors, please see department for Mandatory Advising 1 & 2 Hold, Probation Hold- need to make an appointment with a counselor through Bulldog Connect. 

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 829 6839 7973
Passcode: 713809

 *Walk-ins will end on Wednesday December 9th, 2020* 


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.

Alpha Breakdown Name Email
A - E Sonya Peña 
F - LOP Lydia Moua
LOR - RI Isamar Alvarado
RO - Z Ross Whitton
  • Emails must be sent from your Fresno State email and include your ID# in the text. 
  • To schedule an appointment with an advisor go to MyFresnoState >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)