Advising

During the first two years at SSU, most students take lower-division major requirements and lower-division GE courses. Faculty advisors can answer questions about the major, provide information about specific courses, and provide information about graduate study in psychology. Students choose an advisor based on their interest areas, and may change advisors at any time. Students are encouraged to come in for advising before they register for classes, but note that faculty are more likely to be readily available earlier in the semester. Students should meet with an advisor no later than the second semester of their sophomore year, or if a transfer student, during their first semester at SSU. 

Students also can meet with the School of Social Sciences Academic Advisor, Vanessa Bascherini, MS, (bascherv@sonoma.edu) for:

  • Lower division GE advising
  • Review of the ARR
  • Quick advising questions and referrals

OFFICE: Salazar Hall 1070
OFFICE HOURS:
Wednesdays 1:00-4:30pm, Thursdays 9:00-11:30am

Peer advisors also are available and can help you with:

  • Directions to finding and reading your Academic Requirement Report
  • Showing how to view your graduation requirements
  • Information regarding GE classes
  • Clarification of University requirements and policies
  • Review of your transfer credits
  • Help with selecting/changing your major and minor


Group Advising

WEEK ONE WEEK TWO
Monday, April 10
1:00-2:00pm
Stevenson Hall 2075
Dr. Bengson / Dr. Brassington
Vanessa Bascherini
Monday, April 17
11:00am-1:00pm
Stevenson Hall 2050
Dr. McCabe / Dr. Gomes
Tuesday, April 11
12:00-1:00pm
Stevenson Hall 3077
Dr. Velasquez / Dr. Paolucci
Tuesday, April 18
11:00am-1:00pm
Stevenson Hall 3044
Dr. Velasquez / Dr. Paolucci
Vanessa Bascherini
Wednesday, April 12
5:00-6:00pm
Stevenson Hall 3044
Dr. Garvin
Wednesday, April 19
2:00-4:00pm
Stevenson Hall 3077
Dr. Olson / Dr. Garvin
Vanessa Bascherini
Thursday, April 13
12:00-1:00pm
Stevenson Hall 3077
Dr. Garvin
Friday, April 21
11:00am-1:00pm
Stevenson Hall 3077
Dr. Bengson / Dr. Smith


Advising Videos

More videos can be found on the School of Social Sciences webpage.

Psychology Department Videos