Online Orientation: Section 1:3

Advising Holds

Freshmen

Mandatory Second-Semester Freshman Advising
During the spring semester, all students who were first-time freshmen in the fall are required to have advising. This can be done either by meeting with your major department advisor, by attending a group session hosted by several specialty programs and departments, or by completing an online Blackboard class. You will be notified by a hold on your student portal and by email. You will be blocked from registering for the following fall semester until you have met this advising requirement. Check your student portal early in the spring semester so you are not prevented from registering at your appointed time.

Mandatory Advising by the 75th Unit
In addition to mandatory freshman advising, all students are required to have an academic “roadmap” approved by their major advisor prior to completing 75 units. Students transferring in with 60+ units should take care of this requirement in their first semester.

Transfer Students

Mandatory First-Semester Transfer Student Advising
During the fall semester, all transfer students are required to have advising prior to registering for the sping semester. The requirement can be met by meeting with your major department advisor. You will be notified by a hold on your student portal and by email. You will be blocked from registering for the spring semester until you have met this advising requirement.

Mandatory Advising by the 75th Unit
All students are required to have an academic “roadmap” approved by their major advisor prior to completing 75 units. Students transferring in with 60+ units should take care of this requirement in their first semester.

Mandatory Declaration of a Major
Undergraduate transfer students with 60 or more units must declare a major upon entry or before course registration begins for their second semester at the university. Students may contact the Office of Advising Services for further information.

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