CAD Advising---Spring 2016
Spring 2016 advising begins the first week of classes. Classes begin on Wednesday, January 27, 2016.
Advising appointments with Dr. Linda Platas will begin in October.
The last week of Fall 2015 advising is December 7-10. There is no advising during winter break.
For an advising worksheet, click the Worksheets link below for your Bulletin year in the major and concentration. Fill it out and bring it to advising. New CAD majors are encouraged to meet with a CAD faculty advisor to plan your program of study. Continuing CAD majors should meet with an advisor each semester to check on progress in the major and toward graduation.
Important Links Below:
Child Development Permit Matrix
- EC Concentration
Scheduling An Appointment
For on-campus advising, sign up in the appointment book in the department office, SCI 394 or give us a call at 415.405.3564.
Please do not sign up for multiple appointments
Cancelling An Appointment
Because of the great need for advising, the CAD department is reinforcing its policies on advising. Please notify the office 24 hours in advance when cancelling your appointment.
Contact Information: email@example.com or 415.405.3564
Don't be a no-show. We will put a note in your file if you do not come to a scheduled appointment. Why? Because that is time another student could have seen an advisor.
Length of Advising Appointment
Each appointment is 20 minutes long. Be sure to arrive 5 minutes early and pick up your advising folder in the main office, SCI 394. If you are late, your appointment will be shortened to the time that remains of your 20 minutes, or you may have to reschedule another appointment.
Which Advisor Should I See
The CAD department does not assign students to a specific advisor. You may sign up for an advisor whose schedule matches your availability or an advisor who specializes in your concentration.
How Often Should I See An Advisor
We recommend once a semester to ensure steady progress through the major.
When Is The Best Time To See An Advisor
Any time you need guidance regarding courses in the major, your progress in the major, your grades, your career plans, or graduate school. The easiest time to get an appointment is during the middle of the semester. The busiest times (and therefore the most difficult to get an appointment) are at the beginning and end of the semester after the new schedule of classes has come out.
What Should I Bring To My Appointment
- Current Degree Audit Reporting System (DARS) or DRS – You can print it out ahead of time or it can be accessed during your advising appointment.
- Unofficial transcripts of credit you have received from another institution, if not on your DARS. Examples are college courses, AP credits, military credit.
- Advanced Standing Evaluation (ASE) if you have one. The ASE is generated when a student has attended a non-DARS compatible institution. You can get a copy of your ASE at the Registrar's office; it is not available on line.
- List of questions
- Paper and pen for note taking, or print out an advising worksheet (for both core and concentration for your Bulletin year)
Can I Substitute Courses in the Major
Only with permission from the department. Use the Course Substitution Petition form to request a course substitution. (Click for the Course Substitution form.) Be sure to fill out the form completely and attach requested documents or your petition will not be reviewed and/or signed by the department chair.
Click on the link for your CAD concentration and Bulletin year for appropriate Advising Worksheets. Print out and bring to advising appointment.
2015 - 2016
2014 - 2015
2013 – 2014
2012 – 2013
2011 – 2012
Click on each link for each Child Development Permit Matrix - for EC concentration.
Click on the link for more information: http://gcoe.sfsu.edu/dcp
Click here for the powerpoint presentation: /cad/cad/files/Transfer%20Orientation%201-%20Sp2014.ppt