Advising in American & California Studies

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Majors in the College of Liberal & Creative Arts (LCA) should consult with two advisers each semester: (1) an adviser in the major and (2) a general education and university requirements adviser in the ARC (Advising Resource Center for LCA). Students who are completing a minor or an additional major should see an adviser in those programs as well.

For General Education and University Requirements

Additional Resources

Advising in American Studies (B.A. and minor) and California Studies (minor)

For advising in American Studies or California Studies, see Peter Richardson (

Before you meet with the adviser, download and study the advising worksheet (which can be found on the Advising Forms webpage) and fill out the top section as much as you can, using your unofficial transcript as needed.

Get SF State unofficial transcripts from the Student Center link via SF State Gateway. We've found that using Firefox works best when downloading materials from Campus Solutions. (NOTE: the unofficial transcript link at MySFSU takes you to the older version of transcripts that doesn't go beyond Spring 2014.)