Advising Appointments and Expectations

Student Advising Office

The Student Advising office is located in McLane Hall Room 194.

Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Phone: 559-278-5027


Pre-Nursing and Doctor of Physical Therapy

Crystal Bishop

Monday and Thursday: Appointment only

Tuesday and Wednesday: Walk-in days


General Education Advisor 

 Frank Castro

Advising sessions are by appointment only. Limited walk-in appointments are available during specific periods of the week.


Advising Expectations and Policy

All admitted undergraduate students are encouraged to visit with an advisor to develop their degree plans and discuss their path to academic success.

Advisors can provide direction with:

  • Academic Planning
  • Course Selection
  • Major & Degree Requirements
  • Dropping/Adding Classes
  • Graduation Checking
  • Registration
  • Campus Resource Referral

Expectations of Students in Preparation for your Advising Appointment

  • Review your Important Information, Holds, and To Do      List in your Student Services Center by logging into my
  • Review your major degree planning sheet.
  • Review course options, schedules, and      pre-requisites.
  • Review your online DARS as it is a useful tool to      see grades, GPA and coursework.
  • Bring your list of questions and bring any documents      that you want to discuss.
  • Be on time for your appointment and if you can’t      make it, call and cancel.

Policy requirement regarding Academic Holds

Any student with an "Advising or Transfer Hold” on your student portal is required to make an appointment to meet with their major academic advisor prior to registration appointment.