» New First Year Student Academic Advising

All incoming first year students have an advising hold on their account and must complete academic advising prior to registering for courses. Your registration hold will be lifted only after you complete advising.

Registration for classes begins in mid-July.

As all in-person summer workshops for first year students are full as of June 19, first year students who have not yet completed their advising requirement must:

  • Complete the Online New Student Tutorial followed by an optional 30 minute phone appointment with your academic advisor by calling (714) 744-7959

+ - Mandatory Advising for Fall 2018 First Year Students

In-Person Advising (Available early June through early July):

Note: All 2018 group advising sessions for first year students are full. Students who have not yet completed their advising requirement must therefore complete the online new student tutorial.

After completing the tutorial, students are able to contact our office for an optional 30-minute phone appointment.

All first year students are encouraged to come to campus and meet with an advisor in our group advising sessions that will be available beginning in early June (specific dates are below). In these group sessions, the following topics will be discussed:

  • General Education program
  • First year courses for the major
  • Math Placement testing
  • Foreign Language requirement
  • Registration policies and procedures

Space in each workshop is limited to provide the best advising experience.

Please note: Incoming fall semester first year students will not be scheduled for individual advising appointments. They must either complete online advising or attend a group session in June or July. 

Note: Space for each session is limited. If a session is filled to capacity, the RSVP will close before the RSVP deadline.

2018 Group Advising Sessions - Dates and Times:

Session Date Session Time RSVP Deadline (Noon)
Thursday, June 7 12 - 5 p.m. Monday, June 4
Friday, June 8 12 - 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 5
Wednesday, June 13 12 - 5 p.m. Thursday, June 7
Thursday, June 14 12 - 5 p.m. Monday, June 11
Friday, June 15 12 - 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 12
Wednesday, June 20 12 - 5 p.m. Thursday, June 14
Thursday, June 21 12 - 5 p.m. Monday, June 18
Friday, June 22 12 - 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 19
Wednesday, June 27 12 - 5 p.m. Thursday, June 21
Thursday, June 28 12 - 5 p.m. Monday, June 25
Friday, June 29 12 - 5 p.m.

Tuesday, June 26

Monday, July 2** 12 - 5 p.m.

Wednesday, June 27

Due to space limitations, students are allowed to bring up to two guests maximum.

**Workshop on Monday, July 2nd: Due to space limitations, students are allowed to bring only 1 guest. 

Online Advising

The Online New Student Tutorial will cover all of the same information as a one-on-one appointment with a professional advisor.  Optional follow-up phone appointments with an advisor are available for students who have additional questions after completing the tutorial and final AAC Survey.

Please allow up to 24 hours for the processing of your tutorial completion and removal of the advising hold. The tutorial is available on our New Students page (at the bottom of the page). 

Questions about the major with a Program Advisor

After meeting with an AAC advisor, students are able to reach out to their Program Advisor in their major department if there are additional questions regarding the major. 

Please note that faculty availability is limited during the summer. 

+ - First-Year Foundation Course (FFC 100)

Register for a First-Year Foundation Course (FFC 100)

All new freshmen are required to complete a First-Year Foundation Course (FFC 100) in their first year of enrollment.

To learn more about the various FFC 100 course topics, visit the FFC website.

Note: Students who attended a college or university after completion of high school - please ask your advisor about FFC 100 waivers based on transferred credits (must be completed after completion of high school.)

Learn more about your FFC 100 options!

Not sure what to take for FFC 100? Read all about your FFC 100 here!

What is the General Education Program?

Learn about your GE's here!

Do you have questions for your program advisor?

Go to our Advising Portal to find the contact information for your major advisor and contact him/her directly.
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New Student Orientation

Be sure to sign up for your New Student Orientation!
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First Year Experience

Learn more about the services provided to new freshmen through the First Year Experience program.
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Math Placement Exam

All students who have not been waived out of Math 098/099 will be required to take the online Math Placement Exam.