Academic Success Center

Advisors Contact Information

The Academic Success Center (ASC) in MSR 210 is the centralized location for undergraduate, undeclared and general education advising needs.

Our vision is to be the center of excellence in advising and academic success for all undergraduates at Stanislaus State.

In support of the University's mission, the Academic Success Center provides high quality academic advising to the campus community that is accurate, consistent and timely. We contribute to student success by guiding them to develop meaningful educational plans compatible with their career and life goals.

We are a student-centered organization passionate about student success. We provide multidimensional advising that considers each student’s individual characteristics, encourages them to assume responsibility for their education, helps them integrate academic, career and life goals, refers them to appropriate resources to solve academic and non-academic problems, and provides them accurate information about degree requirements and polices and procedures.

We encourage students to be fully engaged, responsible citizens with the knowledge, skills, and desire to improve self and community; advocate learning that encompasses lifelong exploration and discovery; counsel intellectual integrity, personal responsibility, and self-awareness; contribute to a student-centered community committed to a welcoming, caring, non-judgmental, diverse learning-focused environment; and support the mission by demonstrating excellence in the knowledge, skills and values we bring to advising.

How We Can Help You

Advisors are available for currently attending or returning Stanislaus State undergraduates. We can help you with:

Walk In Advising

Brief (10-15 minute) advising sessions with an academic advisor. Time blocks are divided by College, listed below.  We resume the Spring schedule, Monday – Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., on Tuesday, January 22. Please call (209) 667-3700 to ind out the advising schedule for Winter term.

How do I know my College?

College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences (CAHSS)
Tuesday 12:30-3:00 p.m., Wednesday 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

College of Business (CBA)
Monday 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Thursday 12:30-3:00

College of Education, Kinesiology & Social Work (COEKSW)
Monday 12:30-3:00 p.m., Thursday 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

College of Science (COS)
Tuesday 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Wednesday 12:30-3:00 p.m.

Undeclared (does not belong to a College)
Monday 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Thursday 12:30-3:00 p.m.

Advisors By College

CAHSS - Rashonne Founts
CAHSS - Silvia Soria
CBA - Libby Pata
CBA - Tracy Myers
COEKSW - Rashonne Founts
COEKSW - Eilbret Younan
COS - Libby Pata
COS - currently vacant
Pre-nursing - Gaby Morder
Pre-nursing - Tammy Giannini
Undeclared - Silvia Soria
Undeclared - Tammy Giannini


See our FAQ's for more information about typical walk-in questions. Also, the General Education (GE).pdf  planning guide is helpful in tracking your GE progress.

Major Advising

If you are in need of advising specific to your MAJOR, please contact your major department.

Returning Students

If you have attended Stanislaus in the past, and you have attended other institutions since you were last here, bring copies of those transcripts if you have them (even unofficial ones).


  • If you have never attended Stanislaus State but have been formally admitted for an upcoming semester, you will need to attend New Student Orientation (NSO) before you may speak with one of our advisors. After attending NSO, you are welcome to meet with an advisor in ASC.
  • If you have never attended Stanislaus State and have not been formally admitted to the university, please contact our Outreach department.