The Advising & Transfer Center

Sonoma State University takes a shared and student-centered approach to academic advising. Through a partnership between Faculty Advisors and Professional Academic Advisors, we work together to ensure each student has access to the advising and support needed for on-time graduation.

Purpose Statement

The Advising & Transfer Center plays a key role in assisting students to thrive and persist toward on-time graduation. Our team of Professional Academic Advisors provide holistic, proactive, and meaningful academic advising and individualized educational pathways to engage students in their learning experiences and promote self-authorship. We also offer curricular and co-curricular transitions programming specifically for first-year, second-year, and transfer students.

Value Statement

The professional-staff and student-staff within The Advising & Transfer Center commit to the highest ethical standards for ourselves and others.

  • Integrity: We will be genuine, honest, and transparent. We will be clear, consistent, and follow-through on explicit and implicit expectations.
  • Excellence: We will maintain an open and learning mindset while striving to exceed expectations through teamwork and innovation.
  • Respect: We will honor the diversity of all communities by valuing the various approaches and contributions to student success. We will practice active listening, empathy, civility and kindness.
  • Responsibility: We will hold ourselves and others accountable to the needs and success of our students. We will uphold professionalism and maintain the belief that it is an honor to advise.