Advising Center

The mission of the Ethnic Studies Advising Center (ESAC) is to serve all Ethnic Studies majors/minors and all students taking courses within the College with their academic, professional and personal goals, from the time of admission to the time of graduation. ETHS Advising works in collaboration with faculty and staff to promote self-advocacy and ensure student success. We advise students in a holistic manner and in a variety of formats including: virtual, in-person, and over the phone.

Advising Workshops

No scheduled workshop at this moment. Please check back periodically for the latest workshop availabilty. 

Advising Drop-in & Appointment Hours

Virtual Advising

Virtual Drop-in Hours Are Available

Join the ESAC Zoom link to meet with an advisor during available drop-in hours. You will be placed in a waiting room along with anyone else waiting to see an advisor. Folks will be brought into drop-in advising sessions one by one on a first-come first-served basis. 

Virtual Regular Drop in Hours

  • Wednesday

    • 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

  • Friday

    • 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Additional Virtual Advising Drop-in Hours

(4/25/22-5/6/22)

  • Wednesday

    • 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

    • 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

  • Thursday

    • 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

  • Friday

    • 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

    • 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

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Schedule Appointment

If you do not want to wait, you can also schedule an appointment.

How-to Guides

  • Logging in to Navigator

  • How to Schedule an Advising Appointment

  • How to Schedule a Learning Support (Tutoring) Appointment

  • How to Access Appointment Summary Reports

Navigator Support

General Education Advising

Virtual Drop in, and by Appointment General Education Advising

Ethnic Studies General Education Advisor

Academic Advisor & Graduation Specialist Virtual Appointment In-person Scheduled Appointments (EAB/Navigate Drop-in Hours

Contact: Danielle Yip
Location: EP 117
Email: danielleyip@sfsu.edu

Wednesday

  • 10 a.m.-Noon
  • 3-4 p.m.

Wednesday

  • 10 a.m.-Noon
  • 3-4 p.m.

Wednesday

  • 1-3 p.m.
 

Thursday

  • 11 a.m.-Noon

Thursday

  • 11 a.m.-Noon
  • 1-4 p.m.
 
 

Friday

  • 9-10 a.m.
  • 1-4 p.m.
 

Friday

  • 10 a.m.-Noon

Departments and Studies Advising

Department Advisors

American Indian Studies Advisors

Name

Building

Room

Email

Position

Office Hours

Joanne Barker

Ethnic Studies & Psychology

107

jmbarker@sfsu.edu

Professor/Chair

Email for Appointment

Robert Collins

Ethnic Studies & Psychology

109

rkc@sfsu.edu

Instructional Faculty

  • Monday 10 am - Noon

  • Email for Appointment Location

John-Carlos Perea

Ethnic Studies & Psychology

109

johnc@sfsu.edu

Associate Professor

On Leave

 

 

 

 

 

Asian American Studies Advisors

Name

Building

Room

Email

Position

Office Hours

Russell M. Jeung, Ph.D.

Ethnic Studies & Psychology

420

rjeung@sfsu.edu

Undergraduate B.A./Minor Faculty

  • Monday 4 - 5 p.m. (in person)

  • Online by Appointment

Mai-Nhung Le, Dr.PH.

Ethnic Studies & Psychology

412

mainhung@sfsu.edu

Undergraduate B.A./Minor Faculty Advisor

  • Wednesday 12 - 1 p.m. (in person)

  • Thursday 2 - 3:30 p.m. (online)

Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales, Ph.D.

Ethnic Studies & Psychology

105

aticu@sfsu.edu

  • Undergraduate B.A./Minor Faculty Advisor

  • Monday-Friday

  • Online by Appointment

Wesley Ueunten, Ph.D.

Ethnic Studies & Psychology

211

wesueu@sfsu.edu

Undergraduate B.A./Minor Faculty Advisor

  • Monday

  • Online by Appointment

Grace J. Yoo, Ph.D.

Ethnic Studies & Psychology

412

gracey@sfsu.edu

Undergraduate B.A./Minor Faculty Advisor

  • Friday 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

  • Online by Appointment

Katynka Martinez, Ph.D.

Ethnic Studies & Psychology

103A

katynka@sfsu.edu

B.A.+M.A. Scholar Program Advisor

  • Monday 4 - 5 p.m. (in person)

  • Online by Appointment

To find the location of the Ethnic Studies & Psychology (EP) or Administration (ADM) building visit the SF State southeast quadrant campus map. 

Latina/Latino Studies Advisors

Name

Building

Room

Email

Position

Office Hours

Katynka Martinez

Ethnic Studies & Psychology

103A

katynka@sfsu.edu

Professor and Department Chair

  • Monday 4 - 5 p.m. (in person)

  • Online by Appointment

Teresa Carrillo

Ethnic Studies & Psychology

215

tisa@sfsu.edu

Professor

  • Wednesday 12 - 1 p.m. (in person)

  • Thursday 2 - 3:30 p.m. (online)

Jeffrey Duncan-Andrade

Ethnic Studies & Psychology

111D

jandrade@sfsu.edu

Professor

  • Monday-Friday

  • Online by Appointment

Melissa Guzman Garcia

Ethnic Studies & Psychology

422

mguz@sfsu.edu

Assistant Professor

  • Monday

  • Online by Appointment

Belinda Reyes

Ethnic Studies & Psychology

424

reyesb@sfsu.edu

Associate Professor

  • Friday 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

  • Online by Appointment

To find the location of the Ethnic Studies & Psychology (EP) building visit the SF State southeast quadrant campus map. 

Frequently Asked Questions

According to San Francisco State University policy, students need to seek out major and minor advising on a regular basis but especially at the following key points in their academic careers:

  • When the student starts the major or minor program requirements.

  • When the student becomes a junior.

  • When the student is ready to graduate.

In addition, advising is necessary if and when the student experiences academic difficulty, including probation and possibility of disqualification.

  • Knowing and completing all degree requirements.

  • Purchasing and reading a SFSU Bulletin once upon entering the University and a Class Schedule every semester. Obtaining department or major brochures, handbooks and information as necessary.

  • Attending a new student orientation program.

  • Declaring a major in a timely manner. It is recommended that students who enter SFSU as freshman declare a major by no later than the end of the sophomore year and those students who enter as junior transfers declare a major by the end of the second semester in attendance.

  • Maintaining a personal academic advising folder and taking it to every advising appointment. It is recommended that this folder include:

    • Grade reports or unofficial copies of prior college/university transcripts;

    • Evaluations of transfer credit [Advanced Standing Evaluation or DARS]

    • DARS, G.E. and Graduation check lists;

    • Semester grade reports; and

    • Tentative schedules and other forms and notes from formal advising sessions [e.g. Incomplete Grade Form, Academic Probation Form, Course Withdrawal Form, etc.]

  • Seeking academic advising at the appropriate time. Minimally to include when: entering the university; starting the major/minor; experiencing academic difficulty; becoming a junior; and preparing to graduate.

  • Seeking academic advising from the appropriate sources:

    • Declared majors/minors will receive their primary academic advising from their major/minor department;

    • Students with declared majors/minors who are also in special academic support programs, such as EOP, need to maintain regular contact with the faculty advisor in their major/minor.

Academic advising is a key ingredient to educational achievement. In conjunction with classroom learning, academic advising guides students and enables them to complete their academic goals in a timely manner. It also facilitates intellectual and personal development, enhances academic performance and ensures progress towards graduation.

The goals of academic advising include helping students:

  • clarify their life and career goals;

  • develop suitable educational plans;

  • select appropriate courses and complementary educational experiences;

  • interpret institutional requirements;

  • enhance their awareness of available educational resources (such as internship opportunities, honors, and tutoring programs);

  • evaluate their progress toward established goals;

  • assist them in completing degree requirements in a timely manner;

  • develop decision-making skills;

  • reinforce their self direction;

  • seek out and use support services in the institution and the community;

  • collect and distribute data regarding student needs, preferences and performance for use in making institutional decisions and policy.

Already part of the Gator community? Learn more about declaring AAS as your minor!  

You can now declare a minor or major online!

The Registar's Office has create a guide for dropping and withdrawing from a course.

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Your degree progress report has the most accurate information that advisors also check.

  • Log into your Student Center

    • Open SF State Gateway

    • Navigate to the LaunchPad

    • Select the Student Center tile

  • Under Academics; find the drop down menu and select “degree progress report

    • After selecting that, hit the blue button and wait for the report to load.

    • GE's that need to be complete will be marked with RED boxes.

Your DPR can also now show you what you need for your major and minor in the College of Ethnic Studies. The DPR does not replace advising, but it can be helpful if you have a quick question on what you might need while you wait to meet with someone. Make an appointment with an Advisor, faculty advisor, or department chair if you would like transferred units or courses outside of the bulletin considered for your major.

Explore your Degree Planner and learn how to utilize the Planners' functionality and tools.

Yes, the registrar's office has guides and instructions for students.

Available Advising Centers

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Advising Hub

The Advising Hub is a one-stop-shop of all advising needs to ensure students are on a successful path to graduation with support from General Education and minor advisors. 

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Undergraduate Advising Center

UAC is the home base for freshmen during their first year and undeclared major students at SF State.  Appointments are available in-person and virtually.

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Graduate Advising Center

Whether you are a current, prospective master's, doctoral or credential student, the Graduate Advising Center is here offering counseling and advising regarding issues ranging from admission to graduation.

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