Roles & Responsibilities

The structure and delivery of academic advising may vary slightly across campus to account for the distinctiveness of particular programs, departments, or schools. The roles and responsibilities we have included are not exhaustive, but rather a simple and approachable selection/sample of those we prioritize. The delineation of roles and responsibilities like 'general advising' or 'major advising' have been assigned to the entity best positioned to deliver on that aspect of academic advising.


  • Engage early and often with Professional Academic Advisors, Faculty Advisors, and the Student Support Network
  • Come prepared to advising sessions with questions and updates on progress
  • Be open about how you are doing and what you need to be successful
  • Complete any action items or recommendations you've been assigned in a timely manner
  • Become familiar with academic requirements, regulations, and deadlines for your degree and/or program
  • Understand and adhere to university policies
  • Utilize available services and campus resources as needed
  • Explore and clarify your values, skills, and abilities, as well as your personal, academic, and professional goals
  • Seek opportunities to get involved, enrich your educational experience, and build connections within our campus community
  • Regularly review your Academic Requirements Report (ARR)
  • Accept ultimate responsibility for your decisions, academic performance, course selection, educational pathway, and graduation timeline


  • Referrals, wayfinding, student support triage, and where to seek advising
  • Empower decision-making, goal-setting, and self-authorship
  • Course registration
  • Advising tools and resources
  • Holds and to-do list items
  • University policies, processes, and related forms
  • Academic standing and Academic Probation
  • Graduation requirements
  • General Education advising
  • Transitional support, holistic needs, and overcoming barriers to academic success
  • Foster belonging and connectedness
  • Major and minor exploration for both open and selective programs
  • Major and minor declaration for open programs
  • Transfer and test credit
  • Retention and reenrollment
  • Academic related interventions (alerts, referrals, and progress reports)
  • Enhanced advising for California Promise
  • Enhanced advising for equity and identity based programs
  • Eligibility advising for Student-Athletes
  • Coordinate New Student Advising & Registration
  • Coordinate Summer Bridge


  • Major and minor advising
  • Internships
  • Undergraduate research
  • Relevant co-curricular opportunities
  • Career and graduate school mentorship
  • Major and minor declaration for selective programs
  • Graduation requirements
  • Course content