Student Success Central

Step 2: Meeting with Your Advisor

There are a few different types of advisors at Cal Poly Pomona. 

Professional Staff Advisors

Professional staff advisors are full-time college-based staff.  This means that they are typically located in a central area of your college and have broad knowledge of the majors, but they are experts in campus policies, procedures, resources, and class selection. You can find contact information for the professional staff advisors in Student Success Central’s Advising directory.

Faculty Advisors

Faculty advisors are experts on their curriculum. They can help you with class selection, but they are also your gateway into your major. They can help you with research and internship opportunities, as well as career options and graduate school. You can find faculty contact information on your department's website

Support Advisors

International students can also find information and resources at the International Center. EOP students have access to an EOP academic advisor. If you're a Bronco Athletics student-athlete, you have an advisor that manages your academic support program and monitors your academic progress in relation to NCAA, CCAA and university requirements. 

Bronco Advising Center

Bronco Advising Center (BAC) counselors can answer your questions about your class registration, academic record, financial aid package and account balance. You can also come to the BAC to ask about general advising and the CPP Pledge & California Promise programs. You can find their contact information on the BAC website

Transfer & Graduation Advisors

The Registrar's Office Transfer & Graduation Advisors (TGAs) can answer questions about transfer coursework, graduation and your Degree Progress Report. You can find their contact information on the Registrar's Office website

Schedule an advising appointment --  some advisors prefer for you to schedule an appointment in advance through email, and some have drop-in hours. Contact your academic department to find your faculty advisor's office hours, or use CPP Connect to get in touch with a staff advisor. 

Know what to bring with you -- don't show up to an advising appointment unprepared. If you’re attending an advising session in order to decide what to take next term, you should already have an idea of what courses you might register for. You should also bring a copy of your flowchart and curriculum sheet, and know what requirements you've already completed. If you have a lot of questions, you might want to write them down so you don’t forget them. Finally, you always need to know your Bronco ID number in case your advisor needs to look up your academic record.

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