Services for Current or Returning Undergraduate Students

(Prospective students who have never attended Fresno State must contact University Outreach Services)

Undeclared Student Advising

Advising Services helps students who have not yet declared a major or who are in the process of changing their major. We encourage you to explore your options with the help of one of our counselors.

General Education Advising

We provide General Education advising to students who are not in a specialized program or major (e.g., Business, EOP, Engineering and Liberal Studies). We can also help you understand other Graduation Requirements.

Probation and Disqualification Advising

Advising Services specializes in helping students in academic probation or disqualification. Please make an appointment with an Advising Services counselor to make a plan for academic success.

Academic Petitions

We facilitate academic petitions for substitutions or exceptions to the General Education and the Upper Division Writing Skills requirement. Generally, these are for courses taken from an out-of-state institution or through a Study Abroad program.

Note: We do NOT facilitate petitions for major requirements. Please visit your academic department.

To retroactively drop (or add) a class or withdraw from an entire semester for justifiable reasons, you may submit a Record Adjustment petition. Forms may be obtained here.

DOG DAYS: New Student Orientation

All new freshmen are required, and transfer students are encouraged, to attend DOG DAYS: New Student Orientation. For more information, visit the DOG DAYS website, or contact them at 559.278.4885.

Special Major Advising

If you would like to design an academic program not offered by the university, you may petition to design a special major. Make an appointment with a counselor in our office for more information.

 Returning Students

If you formerly attended Fresno State and stopped out before completing your bachelor’s degree, we can help guide you toward the successful completion of your degree.

Sixty-Plus Fee Waiver Program

The 60+ Fee Waiver Program is a fee-reduction program for students who have reached the age of 60. If you have been formally admitted to the university and are pursuing a degree, you may qualify for the 60+ Fee Waiver program. Check here for more information.

Four-Year Graduation Plan

First-time, first-semester freshman may enroll in the Degree Guarantee Program to facilitate graduation in four years. See an academic counselor in our office for more details.