Faculty Advising Resources

Faculty-led advising, with additional support from the Dean's office at the College of Arts and Sciences, assists students by providing information about potential majors and minors, academic policies, course selection, class registration procedures and graduation requirements. Advisors also facilitate decision making about educational goals and career needs.

USD's academic advising program helps foster a supportive, interactive environment that regards all students as individuals.

In academic advising, each student works individually with an advisor both on long term academic planning and procedures for completing their degrees. Complemented by USD's Department of Career Services, students majoring in the College have dedicated academic and career support to ensure they are prepared for success after graduation.

In addition to helping students make decisions about educational and career goals, advisors assist by providing information about:

  • Academic policies
  • Course selection
  • Class reservation and registration procedures
  • Graduation requirements
  • Career services

College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Advising Expectations

First-year students receive advisement from their LLC faculty advisor; i.e., the faculty teaching their fall LLC class.  This is their assigned advisor until a major is declared, at which time students are assigned to a major advisor in the department for which they have declared their major.

More information is available on the Student Academic Resources page.

Tutoring resources listed on the My Academics page of the MySanDiego portal.

Calendly scheduling set-up: Generate a unique link that will allow students to set up advising appointments based on your calendar availability or office hours.

Below are resources to help you advise your students.

How To:

  • Add/Drop Classes
  • Advise for the Core
  • Advise for Compass and Other Career Readiness Programs
  • Enter Grades
  • Enter Registration Overrides
  • Lift Advisor Holds
  • Navigate Degree Works
  • Interpret FERPA
  • Submit Grade Change/Incomplete
  • Advise Students about Leaves
  • Advise Students to Petition to Graduate
  • Advise Students on Withdrawals


All of the forms required by the Dean’s Office are available through the Office of the Registrar or through the One Stop Services tab in the MySanDiego portal.

Video Tutorial: Registrar's Forms  

  • Add/Drop
  • Independent Study
  • Substitution of Degree Requirements
  • Summer/Intersession Overload
  • Transfer of Credits
  • Waiver of Residency


  • Academic Integrity
  • Course Repetition
  • Final Exams
  • Grade Grievances
  • Missed Classes for Athletes
  • Pass/Fail Option
  • Placement Exams


Center for Student Success (CSS)

University Center 114

The CSS offers Student Success Coaching where professional staff and peer advisors are available to meet with any undergraduate student experiencing challenges at USD that impact academic performance and persistence.

The CSS also processes undergraduate leave of absence requests as well as undergraduate withdrawals.

Hours of operation: Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Phone: (619) 260-5995
Email: css@sandiego.edu 

CSS Website

Center for Wellness and Health Promotion

Hahn University Center 161

The Center for Wellness and Health Promotion serves the USD community through educational opportunities, outreach events, individual and group services, campus-wide programs, and research initiatives to enhance student wellness.

Phone: (619) 260-4618
Email: chwp@sandiego.edu 

Center for Health and Wellness Promotion Website 

Counseling Center

Saints Tekakwitha and Serra Hall 300

Consistent with the University of San Diego’s philosophy of developing the whole person, the Counseling Center’s core purpose is to enhance the emotional, relational, and psychological well-being of students. They strive to facilitate students’ personal growth and enhance their academic success through accessible, culturally congruent clinical and outreach services. They work in collaboration with other Wellness and university departments and community partners.

The easiest way to secure services is by referring students to the center during walk-in hours, but initial appointments can also be arranged by phone.

Phone: (619) 260-4655

Counseling Center Website

Disability and Learning Difference Resource Center (DLDRC)

Saints Tekakwitha and Serra Hall 300

The DLDRC is committed to helping students with disabilities obtain meaningful academic accommodations and support and to help improve access to the many excellent programs and activities offered by the university.

Their services include evaluating disability documentation, arranging academic accommodations and providing disability management/counseling to students with disabilities. 

Phone: (619) 260-4655
Email: disabilityservices@sandiego.edu 

Disability and Learning Difference Resource Center Website

One Stop Student Center

University Center 126 

The One Stop welcomes all students who need assistance with their registration, student account or financial aid. Its mission is to consolidate the business transactions of the Financial Aid, Registrar and Student Accounts offices into one location.

Hours of operation: Monday- Friday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Phone: (619) 260-2700 
Email: onestop@sandiego.edu 

One Stop Website