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NSM Student Success Center Advising

The NSM Advising offices are located in McCarthy Hall, Room 129. We are here to make sure you have the guidance, tools, and support needed to progress toward graduation and achieve your academic goals.

NSM majors have access to both Student Success Team (SST) Advisors and Faculty Advisors.

The SST Advisors meet with students year-round. We provide advising in: 

  • General Education
  • Academic challenges and concerns
  • Lower division major requirements
  • University policies
  • Exploring major changes
  • Graduation advising
  • Career guidance and graduate school planning (Career Specialist only)

Your Faculty Advisors are located in your major department. They offer advising in:

  • All major requirements
  • Research opportunities
  • Meeting your fall and spring mandatory advising requirement

If you aren't sure who to contact, you can always fill out the SSC Team Request form, and an advisor will respond to your inquiry.

Find My SST Advisor

Are you...

A Current Student?

Athletes, CA Promise, Fullerton Finish, Honors: Tanya Kim


        Make an appointment with Tanya

Graduation Candidates and Applicants: Axis Avalos


        Make an appointment with Axis

 Last Name A-Gl: Abe Roldan


        Make an appointment with Abe

 Last Name Go-N: Natalie Mir


        Make an appointment with Natalie

Last Name O-Z: Kristin Nguyen 


        Make an appointment with Kristin  

A New Student?

New Freshmen

Class registration will occur on the day of your Orientation. Complete the SSC Team Request Form if you have advising questions prior to this date.

New Transfers

Class registration will occur during summer. Contact Tanya Kim, Assistant Director of Advising at if you have advising questions before then.

Looking for Career Advising?

 Chanda Ishisaka


        Make an appointment with Chanda

Planning to Change Your Major?

  • If you are certain about your major change: Complete the online Major/Minor Change Form.
  • You are exploring a major change out of NSM: Meet with your SST advisor and/or an advisor in your new/intended major department.
  • You are exploring a major change into NSM: Call 657-278-7082 to make an appointment with Tanya Kim or contact for email advising.


NSM Success Team Advisors are available Monday-Friday from 8:30AM-5:00PM by appointment only. Both virtual (Zoom) and in person (MH 129) appointments are available during the Fall and Spring semesters. Summer and Winter appointments are available virtually.

Current NSM majors can make an appointment through TitanNet or by using the Find My SST Advisor tool above. Students may request an appointment by submitting the SSC Team Request Form or by calling 657-278-7082. Student Assistants are also available at the NSM SSC front desk Monday-Friday 9am-5pm to assist you with making an advising appointment.

Faculty/Department Advising

  • Most NSM Majors are required to complete mandatory advising every Fall and Spring semester with their major department. Students who do not attend will have a hold preventing registration for classes. Details are emailed in October and March each year. 

    Find contact information for your faculty advisor at the following links:

New Students

Fall 2024 registration will take place during summer. More information to come soon! Make sure you are checking your CSUF student email for any updates.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. When do classes start?Most Spring 2024 classes will start Monday, January 22 (Saturday classes begin on January 20th). The Academic Calendar lists the holidays, campus closures, and final exam days.
  2. When do I have to sign up for classes? The  Student Registration Calendar lists the dates and deadlines for class registration. The earlier you sign up the better, as you are more likely to get the classes you need.
  3. What are my fees and when do I have to pay them? Spring 2024 fees and payment deadlines are posted on the Student Business Services website. Your payment deadline may vary depending on when you enrolled in classes. Payments can be made from your student homepage.
  4. Will my Financial Aid cover my tuition? Check your financial aid award and compare this to your fees charged. If you are expected to receive enough aid to cover your fees, you will have an informational hold on your account preventing you from being dropped for non-payment. Receiving financial aid is contingent on maintaining eligibility including minimum units and Satisfactory Academic Progress .
  5. When will my Financial Aid be disbursed? Financial Aid disbursement typically occurs around 10 days before the start of classes.  Learn more here .
  6. How do I get my Financial Aid refund after disbursement? You can sign up for Direct Deposit in your Student Homepage. Otherwise, financial aid refunds will be sent by mail.
  7. How do I know if CSUF received my transcripts or AP scores? Transcripts and test scores can take several weeks to process. Once that information is updated, it will populate on your Titan Degree Audit (TDA).
  8. Why do I have a Written Comm Placement and Math/QR Hold? These are  informational holds and will not prevent you from registering for classes. All students will need to complete their GE Area A.1 (Oral Communication), A.2 (Written communication) and B.4 (Math) courses by spring of their first year.
  9. Who do I contact if I have questions about living on-campus?  You can email housing at . You can also visit the  CSUF Housing Contact Us page .
  10. Is there someone I can speak to about enrolling in classes or if I have other questions?  Submit an SSC Team Request form and someone from our office will respond to you.


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