The Advising Resource Center (ARC) in MSR 180 is the centralized location for undergraduate, undeclared and general education advising needs.
Our vision is to be the center of excellence in advising and academic success for all undergraduates at Stanislaus State.
In support of the University's mission, the Advising Resource Center provides high quality academic advising to the campus community that is accurate, consistent and timely. We contribute to student success by guiding them to develop meaningful educational plans compatible with their career and life goals.
We are a student-centered organization passionate about student success. We provide multidimensional advising that considers each student’s individual characteristics, encourages them to assume responsibility for their education, helps them integrate academic, career and life goals, refers them to appropriate resources to solve academic and non-academic problems, and provides them accurate information about degree requirements and polices and procedures.
We encourage students to be fully engaged, responsible citizens with the knowledge, skills, and desire to improve self and community; advocate learning that encompasses lifelong exploration and discovery; counsel intellectual integrity, personal responsibility, and self-awareness; contribute to a student-centered community committed to a welcoming, caring, non-judgmental, diverse learning-focused environment; and support the mission by demonstrating excellence in the knowledge, skills and values we bring to advising.
How We Can Help You
Advisors are available for currently attending or returning Stanislaus State undergraduates. We can help you with:
- General Education 
- Graduation Requirements
- Academic Disqualification & Reinstatement 
- Remediation Disqualification 
- Major Exploration (help for undeclared/undecided students)
- Undeclared/Pre-nursing Advising
- Class registration
- University policies and procedures
- General Education Petitions 
Walk In Advising
Brief (10-15 minute) advising sessions with an academic advisor.
Academic Year: Monday – Thursday 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Summer: Monday – Thursday 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
See our FAQ's  for more information about typical walk in questions. Also, the Lower Division .pdf and Upper Division .pdf General Education (GE) Requirement planning guides are helpful in tracking your GE progress.
If you have attended Stanislaus in the past, and you have attended other institutions since you were last here, bring copies of those transcripts if you have them (even unofficial ones).
- If you have never attended Stanislaus but have been formally admitted for an upcoming semester, you will need to attend New Student Orientation (NSO) before you may speak with one of our advisors. After attending NSO, you are welcome to meet with an advisor in ARC.
- If you have never attended Stanislaus and have not been formally admitted to the university, please contact our Outreach  department.