All Fresno State students are required to have academic advising at various stages in their educational journey. In your Student Center, the mandatory advising requirements are indicated by certain labels:

Initial Advising 

Incoming FRESHMEN and new TRANSFER students must attend Dog Days where academic advising is part of the program.

Second-Semester Freshman Advising 

All freshmen are required to have an academic advising session in spring before registering for their fall classes. A hold will be placed on the student center as a reminder to complete this advising at the students earliest opportunity.

Undeclared Students: You will be sent an email to sign up for a one-on-one advising session with your Academic Counselor. 

Declared Major: Your College Advising Center is reaching out and providing information on how to fulfill this requirement.  You may also contact your Advising Center to learn more.

First-Semester Transfer Student 

All new (first-semester) transfer students must visit their major department for advising in order to register for the following semester.

Roadmap Advising 

ALL STUDENTS must visit an advisor from their major department before completing 75 units. After completing 60 units, you will receive a warning indicator ("MA1") on your Student Center. After completing 75 units you will see a registration block indicator ("MA2") and will not be able to register for classes until you visit your major advisor for roadmap advising.

Major Advising

SOME MAJORS (e.g., Engineering and Music) require their students to see an advisor each semester. If you are (or were previously) in one of those majors and see the "Advising" hold, you must see an advisor from your department.


UNDECLARED students must declare a major prior to the completion of their 60th unit. After completing 45 units you will see a warning indicator ("MD1") on your student record. After completing 60 units you will see a registration block indicator ("MD2") and you will not be able to register for classes until you declare a major.

Confused? Have questions? Contact either your major department or the University Advising Center (559.278.1787).