Academic Planning

Creating an academic plan allows you to get the most out of your time here at HSU. Things to consider include sequencing of your courses to make sure you’ve met prerequisites, taking advantage of double counts where possible, allowing time for academic or career related internships or study abroad opportunities, adding a minor to compliment your field of study and other factors designed to enhance your college experience.

One resource for helping you achieve your academic goals is your academic advisor. We encourage you to meet regularly with your advisor to discuss how your strengths, interests and abilities fit with your major, the careers or graduate school options your degree may lead to, experiential or service learning opportunities available to you, classes within your degree program that may be of particular interest to you, as well as your progress towards your degree.

Here are some tools you can use in preparation for those meetings.

Majors and Programs:

Meeting with your Academic Advisor:

Meeting with your Academic Advisor has the benefits of:

  • Getting advice on how to update your current class schedule and build an academic success plan.
  • Developing strategies to build study habits and improve your GPA.
  • Learning about campus resources for tutoring, time management, study tips, etc.
  • Discussing options for exploring other majors, if you are undecided about your major or are not sure it is a good fit.
  • Having your hold removed before it is time to register for next semester's classes.
  • Learning about university and academic policies and procedures.
  • Defining and developing your academic, professional, and personal goals.
  • Learning about engaging in career-related learning experiences, like volunteering and internships.

Ready, Set, Register:

Double-Counting Courses:

Take advantage of double counts! See your options for meeting both GE and Diversity and Common ground every semester, broken down by lower and upper division GE areas.

California Community College Course Transfer:

Find out how your California Community College Courses will transfer to HSU to meet GE or major requirements.

Assist.org Course Transfer Tutorial