BSBA Academic Advising
Resources to help you stay on track!
School of Management Undergraduate Advising
- First Week of the Semester Drop-in Advising. All newly admitted and continuing BSBA students may stop by for one-on-one drop-in advising, daily, during the first week of the fall and spring semesters. Academic Advisers are stationed at designated tables in the Malloy Hall Madonna Lounge (first-floor lobby) to offer assistance with finding a replacement course, registering for classes, or other general advising needs. Students who have inquiries about a course wait list and admitted first-semester transfer students may also obtain assistance.
Fall Term: Freshmen must attend group advising sessions in October of their first year to have their advising holds removed. Freshmen with questions about their coursework may see a faculty adviser.
Spring Term: In the spring term, freshmen must complete an online Canvas advising tutorial and pass the online quiz to have their hold removed. In addition, freshmen with questions about their coursework may see a faculty adviser at the Freshman & Sophomore Advise-A-Thon. Freshmen are assigned a permanent faculty adviser in their major at the end of their first year at USF.
Fall Term: Sophomores have a mandatory group advising by major in the fall term. Sophomores are welcome to see a faculty adviser for questions regarding their coursework.
Spring Term: In the spring term, sophomores must complete an online Canvas advising tutorial and pass the online quiz to have their hold removed. In addition, freshmen with questions about their coursework may see a faculty adviser at the Freshman & Sophomore Advise-A-Thon. Freshmen are assigned a permanent faculty adviser in their major at the end of their first year at USF.
Juniors and Seniors initiate appointments with their assigned faculty adviser whenever they need assistance. Faculty advisers are indicated on the student's Degree Evaluation, found within their myUSF portal. Students whose faculty adviser is on Sabbatical may contact the Office of Undergraduate Studies in Malloy Hall 113, or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, for advising assistance.
Transfer Students meet with their CASA transfer Academic Success Coach their first semester at USF. After their first semester, transfer students meet with their assigned SOM faculty major adviser. Transfer students may also stop by the Malloy Hall Madonna Lounge during the first week of the fall and spring semester for drop-in, one-on-one advising.
Freshman & Sophomore Advise-A-Thon
The Freshman & Sophomore Advise-A-Thon is held on April 1 and 2, 2019, in the Malloy Hall 1st Floor lobby. Advisers will be available to meet with students (who have completed the Canvas advising tutorial) on a first-come, first served basis to answer any remaining advising questions that they may have.
In addition to the above advising opportunities, each semester the School of Management (SOM) hosts a Faculty Advise-A-Thon, an advising event held each November and April for all continuing students a few weeks before registration begins. The spring Faculty Advise-A-Thon is held Wednesday April 3, 2019 - Thursday, April 4, 2019 in the Malloy Hall first floor lobby.
Faculty advisers from all majors are available for one-on-one drop-in advising in the Malloy Hall lobby of the School of Management. This is a great opportunity for all students (freshmen through seniors) to inquire about upper division course work, course and elective sequencing, degree progress review, and other questions that may pertain to your major. Common inquiries often pertain to what type of jobs can be sought with this degree type, questions about double majoring, what type of minor complements this major, or other questions that may relate to career goals and appropriate academic course work
Have Personal Issues Affecting Your Academics or Need Additional Study Skill Assistance?
Additional Student Support services are available to students who have personal or other concerns that are negatively impacting their academic performance. Students may schedule an appointment with their CASA Academic Success Coach for help with personal issues, conflict resolution, placement exams, Peak Performance Sessions, a Petition to Enroll at Another University (PEAIs), a leave of absence, and OPT-CPT letters, among other services. Please contact CASA at (415) 422-5050 or CASA@usfca.edu.