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Advising and Resources Center

Meet With an Advisor

Update: May 2nd , 2024

Our ARC office has relocated back to Science 1 Room 136!

All Advising Appointments will now have the option for in-person or virtual

Contact Information: Email address: | Phone: 559.278.4150

All Advising Drop-Ins will be held virtually via Zoom (or phone). Information regarding our virtual Advising Drop-Ins can be found below.

Advising Information

  • Creating an Academic Plan
  • Updating a previously created academic plan
  • Clearing Mandatory Advising holds
    • Note: We contact students with Probation, Freshman Advising, and Transfer Advising Holds directly. Please do not ask for these appointments. Instead, check your email for further information if one of these holds applies to you.
    • If we run out of appointment availability, you will be able to clear these during Zoom Drop-In Advising Sessions
  • Returning/Readmitted students

  • Major/Minor changes within CSM
  • Graduation check
  • Class registration questions
  • Petition questions
  • Change of Grading Basis questions
  • Review of pre-professional requirements (no academic planning)
  • Quick questions

Admissions-related questions (no class registration questions) must be directed to our Admissions Liaison Michelle Perez ( Due to the high demand of our current student population, we will not be able to see any new Fall 2024 freshman or transfer student before their Dog Day for an appointment or virtual drop-in.

Virtual Drop-in Advising Dates

“Drop-In” Advising will be held via Zoom. Our virtual drop-ins are typically held every Wednesday and are meant for quick questions only.

Spring 2024 Zoom "Drop-In" Days and Times

  • Every Wednesday (January 24th-May 8th, 2024): 9-11am and 1:30-4pm

Summer 2024 Zoom "Drop-In" Days and Times:

  • Every Wednesday (May 22nd-July 31st): 9-11am and 1-3pm
  • July 10th afternoon drop in will be from 1-2:30pm
  • Special Drop-In Dates
    • June 27th 9-11am and 1-2:30pm
    • July 2nd 9-11am and 1-2:30pm
  • No Drop-Ins on the following dates:
    • June 19th, 2024 (Juneteenth - Campus Closed)
    • June 26th, 2024 (Dog Days)
    • July 3rd, 2024 (Dog Days)

Back to School Virtual "Drop-In" Days and Times

  • Monday, August 19th-Thursday August 22nd, 2024: 9-11am and 1:30-4pm
  • Friday, August 23rd: 9-11am only

Important Information Regarding Drop-Ins:

Beginning at 8am each "drop-in" day, sign up for our Zoom Drop-Ins using this Google Form. You must use your Fresno State email address to sign up for drop-ins. This form is NOT open before 8am on a drop-in day, and is subject to close early without notice.

  • You will be provided with the Zoom link after completing your submission. You can also call into a zoom session if video does not work for you.
  • For video zoom sessions, it is required to have your camera on for the full duration of the advising session.
  • Please treat these drop in sessions in a professional manner. Do not engage in any distracting activities that will disrupt your meeting with an advisor (driving, attending class, getting ready for class etc).  
  • No first-time academic planning, or extensive plan updates will be handled during our “Drop-In” days. You must schedule an appointment.
  • We cannot see incoming Fall 2024 Freshman or Transfer students prior to their Dog Day.
  • "Drop-Ins" are a first-come, first-served basis.  Due to a high number of students requesting advising services, wait times may be long.