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Advising Center

College of Social Sciences Advising Center

We will be offering in-person and Zoom advising appointments. Please contact our office for any special accomodations you may need for your appointment. To eliminate the possible spread of COVID-19, please do not come into the office if you are not feeling well or have symptoms related to COVID-19.

Our Location: McKee Fisk 207 

COSS Advising Center Fall 2022 Hours of Operation: Monday- Friday 8:00am-5:00pm

CLOSED FOR LUNCH: 12:00-1:00pm

For General Questions: call us at 559-278-3422 or email us: 


Zoom Walk-Ins

Days: Wednesdays (Until December 7th)
Times: 9:00-11:00am and 1:30-3:30pm

NO Zoom Walk-ins: Wednesday, November 23rd

  • Zoom walk-ins will resume on Wednesday, November 30th

Walk-ins are for the following:

  • Class registration issues/questions
  • Grad Checks
  • Clear Transfer Advising Hold (not ANTH or PLSI, see faculty) or Mandatory Advising 2 (not ANTH or PLSI, see faculty)

Walk-ins are not for the following:

  • Grad Plans/SAP Plans/ROTC/AFRTOC Plans
  • Probation Holds

If the room is "locked by host", this means we have locked the link to ensure we can meet with everyone on time. Please try again at the next walk-in session. We appreciate your patience.

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Contact your Advisor

Use the following alpha breakdown (by last name) to contact an academic advisor. If you've been working with a specific advisor in the past, feel free to continue working with them; our alpha breakdown is only to maintain organization.

Emails must be sent from your Fresno State email and include your student ID# in the text.

Advisor Contacts
Alpha Breakdown Name Email
A - E Sonya Peña 

F-LOP Lydia Moua

LOR-RI Alysha Harn

RO-Z Ross Whitton

If you have a major/minor in our college, you can schedule a one-on-one appointment with an advisor on Bulldog Connect, attached are the directions here


The College of Social Sciences Advising Center strives to empower students to be active, responsible learners by fostering lifelong learning and student development through a holistic advising approach.

We are committed to the success of our students by providing academic advising services to support the achievement of their educational, career, and life goals. We encourage our students to take ownership of their educational experience, we foster an academic relationship between student and counselor, and we collaborate with campus partners to provide a quality educational experience.

The following values guide academic advising at the College of Social Sciences Advising Center:

  • Empowerment
  • Inclusiveness
  • Professionalism
  • Integrity
  • Innovation
  • Collaboration
  • Accountability
  • Advocacy

  • Advising on majors, minors, and certificates within the COSS
  • Academic Plans
  • Class Registration Assistance 
  • General Education Requirements
  • Degree Requirements/Grad Checks
  • How to read your Degree Progress Report (DPR)
  • Clearing Registration Holds
  • Change of Major (within the COSS)