Center for Advising and Student Services
The Kremen Education Center for Advising and Student Services (CASS) promotes student achievement and success through proactive advising, analyzing and processing local, state, and federal documents, collaborating with all constituents, and providing timely customer service and advocacy to increase students’ retention, graduation, and future engagement with Fresno State.
Jessica Choy, M.A.
Ivy Fitzpatrick, M.A.
Renee Flores, B.A.
Sherri Nakashima, B.A.
Renee Petch, M.A.
The Center for Advising and Student Services encompasses Liberal Studies, applications to programs, credential admissions, degree and credential analyses, and advising, including:
The center provides academic advising to Liberal Studies majors and students interested in changing their major to Liberal Studies. To schedule an appointment or find out when walk-in hours are, call 559.278.0300 or log in to your student portal at my.fresnostate.edu and click on “Grades First”.
Applying for Credentials
After completing your credential program, you will need to submit an application for your teaching or services credential to the Credential Analyst in the Kremen School, ED-100. Do not send the Fresno State application directly to the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC); you must apply through Fresno State. For application requirements, please go to: http://fresnostate.edu/kremen/applications/cred-cert.html
Applying for Graduation
Liberal Studies students should apply for graduation during the first four weeks of the semester that they plan to graduate. You can apply for graduation on your student portal at my.fresnostate.edu. After applying for graduation, schedule an appointment with a Liberal Studies advisor to complete your Major Approval. To schedule an appointment or find out when walk-in hours are, call 559.278.0300 or log in to your student portal at my.fresnostate.edu and click on “Grades First”.
Applying to the Programs
The center provides advising on the basic teaching credential programs offered at Fresno State. The programs include an elementary teaching program (Multiple Subject), middle school and high school teaching program (Single Subject), and a Special Education teaching program (Education Specialist). Our advisors can assist you with the admissions process and review the various options with you. To schedule an appointment or find out when walk-in hours are, call 559.278.0300 or log in to your student portal at my.fresnostate.edu and click on “Grades First”. You can find a list of credential program options offered online at http://fresnostate.edu/kremen/credential/index.html
To apply to a master’s program within the Kremen School of Education and Human Development, please contact the Program Coordinator for the program that you are interested in. You can find a list of the master’s programs offered online at http://fresnostate.edu/kremen/graduate/index.html
Community College Transfer Courses
Liberal Studies students can complete some general education and major courses at community colleges. Please meet with a Liberal Studies advisor to see which courses can be completed at a community college. To schedule an appointment or find out when walk-in hours are, call 559.278.0300 or log in to your student portal at my.fresnostate.edu and click on “Grades First”.
Degree Progress Reports (DARS)
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 my.fresnostate.edu and click on “Grades First”.
Degrees and Programs
Dog Days New Student Orientation
New Student Orientation is a program designed to help new students transition into the University. Whether you are coming in as a transfer student from another college/university or a first-time freshman from high school, we are here to help you.
During orientation students will meet with an academic counselor, a major advisor, and register for classes. In addition to learning about academic requirements, students will hear from a variety of campus programs as well as participate in a resource fair.
For more information, please go to http://www.fresnostate.edu/studentaffairs/dogdays/
General advice (Room locations, directions to other campus buildings, office locations, etc.)
The center is located in the Kremen School of Education and Human Development building, room 100. The building is located on the northwest corner of Shaw and Maple Avenues.
For a map of Fresno State’s campus, please visit http://www.fresnostate.edu/map/
General Education (G.E.) Requirements
Liberal Studies majors must complete a minimum of 52 semester units of General Education. Unlike other majors, Liberal Studies combine major and G.E. requirements.
Current students can schedule advising appointments online by logging into their Student Portal and clicking on Student Center.
Liberal Studies majors must complete the following in order to receive their B.A.:
- ENGL 117W (Upper Division Writing Skills: Must be completed no later than the term in which 60 units are completed.)
- 40 Upper Division Units
- 2.0 GPA (Major, Campus, Cumulative)
- 120 Cumulative Units
Mandatory Advising Requirements
Outreach/University Student Recruitment
Prospective students seeking admission to Fresno State should contact the University Outreach Services to meet with a counselor. They will discuss how to apply, what their options are, and all the basics in how to get started at Fresno State. Online advising and campus tours are also available through Outreach.
Kremen School Outreach Liason
Probation and Disqualification
Academic Disqualification: http://www.fresnostate.edu/studentaffairs/advising/probation-disqualification/academic-disqualification.htmlRepeating Courses: http://www.fresnostate.edu/studentaffairs/advising/probation-disqualification/repeating-courses.html
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.)
Withdrawing from Classes
Withdrawing from classes: http://www.fresnostate.edu/studentaffairs/are/registrar/withdrawl.html