Academic Advising Services

Undeclared EOP Students (First Year Students only)

Both EOP and non EOP Undeclared Majors are advised through the EOP & Undeclared Advising Services sub-unit of Student Support and Equity Programs (SSEP). SSEP serves as the academic home for all undeclared students with primary responsibility and authority for the academic advising of its undeclared majors.

Assigned EOP Academic Advisors work with EOP undeclared students to assist them with their transition to college and exploration of majors and careers so that they successfully select and declare a major by the end of their second semester. Students also receive assistance with course planning, registration, campus resource referrals, and major/career exploration activities.

The undeclared status offers the undecided EOP student an opportunity to explore all of the university's programs while enrolling in foundational courses to prepare for the rigors of an academic major.

First Year Experience

EOP's First Year Experience is a year long program designed to assist the entering undeclared EOP student with transitioning from high school to college. This program includes a wide variety of activities and services including major/career exploration and assessments, college success and financial literacy seminars/workshops, connections with our Peer Advising Interns, and individual advising sessions with one of our academic advisors.

Major/Career Exploration

In collaboration with the university's Career Center, EOP & Undeclared Advising Services offers workshops designed to assist the entering undeclared student with exploring majors and careers to effectively declare a major by the end of the second semester of attendance at Cal Poly Pomona.

Peer Advising Center

Knowledgable and caring upper division EOP students volunteer their time to provide all of our EOP students with additional support in our Peer Advising Center. These Peer Advising Interns are available for quick questions, to assist with understanding and completing advising activity worksheets, and to offer peer mentoring and guidance as you navigate through your college experience. The Peer Advising Center is located in building 94, room 120. (909) 869-3375.

Who is my EOP Advisor?

Check out the SSEP/EOP advising bulletin board on the first floor of building 94, or speak to a member of our staff in  94-121, or call (909) 869-3360 to find out who your EOP advisor is.

How often do I see my EOP advisor?

The Undeclared Student Program for EOP students requires its undeclared majors to meet with their advisor a minimum of two (2) times per academic term during the first year of attendance. These advising sessions should be spread out throughout the term to effectively monitor students' progress toward their academic and personal goals for each semester.  Some students may be asked to visit their advisors more frequently depending on their specific needs and interests.

When must I declare a major?

University policy states that undeclared majors must declare an academic major by the end of the second semester in attendance at the university.  Students may petition to declare a major sooner than this, but will still be expected to meet with an Academic Advisor a minimum of two (2) times per semester and continue to participate in the peer mentoring program as part of the first year experience.

Declared EOP Students

EOP offers academic advising for students who have declared a regular academic major, but requires that declared majors first seek curriculum advising from their respective major department especially with issues concerning degree requirements, course scheduling, and other career track or option related topics. EOP Academic Advisors offer assistance with issues related to understanding university policy, academic regulations, financial aid, and discussing personal and transitional issues effecting academic performance.

Peer Advising Center

Knowledgable and caring upper division EOP students volunteer their time to provide all of our EOP students with additional support in our Peer Advising Center. These Peer Advising Interns are available for quick questions, to assist with understanding and completing advising activity worksheets, and to offer peer mentoring and guidance as you navigate through your college experience. The Peer Advising Center is located in building 94, room 120.

Who is my EOP Advisor?

Check out the SSEP/EOP advising bulletin board on the first floor of building 94, or speak to a member of our staff in  94-121, or call (909) 869-3360 to find out who your EOP advisor is.

How often do I see my EOP Advisor?

The program requires its declared majors to participate in a Group Advising Session with their EOP Advisor a minimum of one (1) time per academic term during the first year of attendance and one (1) time per year after that.  Some students may be asked to visit their EOP advisors more frequently depending on academic performance and specific needs of the students.

These group advising sessions are designed to assist the declared EOP student with making effective choices about program courses and load, finding appropriate academic support services, and developing effective problem-solving skills related to personal and transitional issues which may effect positive academic performance.

These group advising sessions take place prior to the registration period for each term.  Students are encouraged to visit our website early each term for the dates/times of these sessions and to schedule their group advising sessions prior to the 4th week each term. EOP GROUP ADVISING SCHEDULE

Who is my Faculty or Major Advisor?

Faculty or major advisors are university faculty or professional staff advisors assigned advising responsibility in a particular academic department. These individuals are available to assist students with planning academic programs, course scheduling, and career track planning. Each college and department varies in how it offers academic advising to its students. Declared EOP students are expected to contact their major or academic department early in the first semester of attendance to identify a faculty/major advisor and are encouraged to meet regularly with their faculty/major advisor.