Undergraduate Advising

Drop-in Advising

Have a quick question that can be answered in 15 minutes or less? Stop by drop-in advising. 

Drop-in Advising Hours
Day Time
Monday through Friday
  • 10:30 a.m. – noon (Last intake at 11:45 a.m.)
  •  1 – 2:30 p.m. (Last intake at 2:15 p.m.)

Students are seen on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Schedule an appointment

To schedule an appointment with an advisor (in-person or through Zoom), please use *EAB Navigate 

Please note: Only students with the Compiled with C19 Policy (CVC CVDP) category can make an In-Person Advising- All Topics (On-Campus) service using Navigator. Students who have not complied with the vaccination policy can only make a virtual appointment with an advisor.

All advisors are available Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to Noon and 1 p.m to 5 p.m.

Unsure whom to contact? Use the general LFCOB Student Success Center email: cobssc@sfsu.edu

FAQ on remote instruction. 

In need of tutoring?

Visit the Tutoring and Academic Support Center (TASC) at SF State.  Both drop-in and appointment-based tutoring is available. 

Additional student success resources

Visit the Advising Hub website to learn about different student success resources available to you at SF State.  


The Lam Family College of Business Student Success Center is dedicated to providing academic support and helps students achieve success in their academic and life goals. Our slogan is “We take care of business.”

Students are encouraged to meet with academic advisers regularly at least 1-2 times per semester. Our academic advisers can help students to develop an educational plan.

For Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program students must complete all the business core courses and seven concentration courses plus general education and university requirements:

Business Administration Major

Change of Major

For more information on changing your major please see our How to Change your Major/Concentration flyer.

Degree and Program Requirements

The followings are some advising tools to use:

Students can apply for graduation in the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters. The University has only one commencement in May. The academic departments may hold their own celebration activities coordinated by student organizations. For more information, please contact the academic departments.

The Metro Academy of Business is a two-year learning community offering eligible undergraduate students personalized in-class academic support, advising and tutoring. Students participating in this program receive one-on-one support from a dedicated academic advisor. If you are enrolled in the Metro Academy of Business and need advising support, please contact Metro Academy Advisor Danny Chau at dchau@sfsu.edu.

For more information, visit the Metro Academy of Business.


The Lam Family College of Business offers more than 25 scholarship opportunities to their students. Visit our Scholarships page to view a list of the scholarship opportunities available to Lam Family College of Business students.

We encourage you to pursue as many as possible. To search for and apply to scholarships you may be eligible for, visit the San Francisco State University Scholarship website.

Beta Gamma Sigma

Students who earn at least 3.5 GPA or above beginning their junior year will be invited to join the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society

Beta Alpha Psi, Beta Chi Chapter

Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) is an honor organization for financial information students and professionals. There are over 300 chapters on college and university campuses with over 300,000 members initiated since Beta Alpha Psi's formation in 1919.

In the Lam Family College of Business one of the elements we focus is global perspective and always encourage our students to study abroad for one semester or year. We have more than 20 partner universities around the world. If you are interested, please visit SF State Study Abroad office website for more information. The application is normally due in September and February.

The Lam Family College of Business Student Success Center offers a graduation workshop that covers the following topics:

  • The Grad Workshop will cover topics such as:

    - The application process
    - How to check your Degree Progress Report
    - What to expect after you apply for graduation
    - Graduation Resources

    Students who have 90+ units will automatically be sent an invitation to RSVP for the Graduation Workshops. If you have completed close to 90+ units and did not receive an invitation or are interested in attending please email cobsuccess@sfsu.edu.

Here are some of the most frequent questions students ask advisers.

Where can I read the latest news and updates from the University and regarding COVID-19?

For news and updates please visit SF State News and COVID-19 Information for Students and Families

I’m a first-year (freshman), where do I receive academic advising?

Beginning Fall 2020, all first-year freshman are assigned an Academic Advisor in the Undergraduate Advising Center. To find your advisor, please visit: advising.sfsu.edu or contact

How do I meet with an advisor (For continuing and new transfer students)?

  1. Schedule an appointment: Please use EAB Navigate to schedule an appointment.  See the information on the top of this page about scheduling an appointment.
  2. Virtual Drop-In Advising: If you need flexibility and have a quick question, we provide drop-in advising. Please see the information on the top of this page about drop-in advising availability

Where can I get an educational plan for my degree?

Please use EAB Navigate to schedule an appointment with an advisor for this.  We strongly recommend students meet with an advisor at least once every semester before their class registration period begins. 

Are there online tools that I may use to review my academic progress?

The Degree Progress Report is a tool that students and advisors use to track your graduation requirements.  You can access your Degree Progress Report through your Student Center. 

Degree Progress Report Guide

How do I enroll in a course for the 3rd time?

Students will need to complete the Waiver of College Regulations Petition to add a course already repeated.  A permission number for the course and signatures from the Instructor, Department Chair, and Dean will be needed.  Please consult with an advisor for more detailed instructions on the petition process.  You can find the link to the petition below. 

Waiver of College Regulations Petition Form

How can I change my major to Business Administration or change concentrations within Business Administration?

Students can change their major through their Student Center.  Please follow the Change of Major link for the step-by-step instructions.

To change majors to Economics, Hospitality and Tourism Management or Labor and Employment Studies, please contact the Departments directly.

Economics: email econ@sfsu.edu

Hospitality and Tourism Management: email cj7@sfsu.edu

Labor and Employment Studies: email jlogan@sfsu.edu

How do I withdraw from my classes?

Please consult with an advisor before withdrawing and review the Course and Semester Withdrawal instructions.

How do I declare CR/NC grading option for a course?

You can declare the CR/NC grading option in your Student Center before the University deadline.  You are allowed to declare the CR/NC grading option for a maximum of 6 units in the business core.  Students may not declare CR/NC for BUS 300GW, BUS 682, BUS 690 or any of the major concentration requirements.

Where can I get the Lam Family College of Business Dean's signature?

Visit with an advisor in the LFCoBSSC to obtain the Dean's signature.

What happens when my transfer coursework is from an out-of-state university/non-ASSIST school?

Students who transfer from out-of-state universities or non-ASSIST schools will need to get their courses evaluated by a Lam Family College of Business Course Coordinator.  Please meet with an advisor to go over the course evauation process and to obtain the list of Course Coordinators.

How can I get contact information of faculty members?

Please navigate to the Faculty Profiles for contact information.  

What if I have an academic issue or concern about a faculty member?

You can contact the appropriate Department Chair.

How do I apply to SF State into one of the Lam Family College of Business majors?  

Please check with Undergraduate Admissions at (415) 338-6486 for admissions inquiries.   

Did you receive my AP, CLEP, or any type of test scores?  

Students can review their Transfer Credit Report for test scores or email Undergraduate Admissions at ugadmit@sfsu.edu to get confirmation if they have been received and processed. 

Transfer Credit Report Guide

How can I check if my transcripts have been processed and received?

Students can review their Transer Credit Report through their Student Center for transfer course work or email Undergraduate Admissions at ugadmit@sfsu.edu to get a confirmation if they have been received or processed. 

Transfer Credit Report Guide

How and when do I appy for graduation?

Please consult with an advisor before applying to ensure you are ready to graduate and to go over the application process. The graduation application is available through your Student Center to students who have earned at least 90 units.  Please refer to the Registrar's Office website to review the graduation application steps and deadline. 

What happens after I apply for graduation?

After the application deadline, the Registrar's Office will conduct application evaluations.  Please keep in mind that thousands of applications are processed manually every semester.  Please refer to the Registrar's Office website for more Graduation Application FAQs or contact the Registrar directly for your questions at records@sfsu.edu

When will I receive my diploma?

Diplomas are ordered after an application goes through final processing.  This final processing happens after official semester grades are released.  Please refer to the Registrar's Office website for more Diploma FAQs or contact the Registrar directly for your questions at records@sfsu.edu.  

Lam Family College of Business
Student Success Center

Drop-in Appointments via Zoom Only

Make In-person Appointments or Through Zoom, There are no same-day walk-in appointments at this time.

For instructions on how to schedule an appointment, click to visit our scheduling information page.

Business Building, Room 112
Monday through Thursday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Closed: Noon - 1 p.m.

E-mail: cobssc@sfsu.edu

Phone: (415) 405-3531