Undergraduate/ Baccalaureate F.A.Q.

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Do we have assigned advisors?

How do I meet with an advisor?

How do I declare or change my major to Creative Writing?

Can I minor in Creative Writing?

How do I figure out what courses I have to take to complete the major?

My Degree Progress Report doesn't reflect some of the courses I have taken! What can I do?

When can I register for classes?

I'm transferring from a two year community college or other university. What courses will transfer?

 

Do we have assigned advisors?

  • No, B.A. English: Creative Writing majors do not have assigned advisors. Any Creative Writing advisor can assist you in planning your B.A. degree program in English: Creative Writing.

How do I meet with an advisor?

  • Our faculty advisors have office hours listed for each semester on our department website. Their office hours are walk in, with no appointments necessary, with exception to the Department Chair. 

How do I declare or change my major to Creative Writing?

Can I minor in Creative Writing?

How do I figure out what courses I need to take to complete the major?

  • Using your unofficial transcript and our BA Advising Form, you should be able to figure out which courses you have left to take for the Creative Writing Major. If you have further questions, or want to double check that you have/will be registered for the correct courses, you can meet with any of our Faculty Advisors for their help. Please bring an advising worksheet that you have filled in as much as possible, and your unofficial transcripts when meeting with an advisor. 
  • If you need help with your G.E. requirement, you can visit our Advising Resource Center (ARC), for all student whose majors are housed in the College of Liberal & Creative Arts, Monday through Friday 9-5 p.m. in HUM 112. 

My Degree Progress Report doesn't reflect some of the courses I have taken! What can I do?

  • Don't worry! This is normal for Creative Writing majors. Because classes that will fulfill our degree requirements are added to the university regularly, a number of these classes are missing in the software that creates the Degree Progress Report. You will still be able to use them towards our Creative Writing degree by listing them on your application for graduation. The degree progress report will not show this progress.

When can I enroll in classes? 

  • You will find your enrollment appointment date in your Student Center, accessed through SF State Gateway

I'm transferring from a two year community college or other university. What courses will transfer?

  • Please speak with an articulation advisor at your current college. If you are transferring from an in-state public 2 or 4 year colleges or universities, there is an online tool, called Assist, (but this should only be supplementary to speaking with an Articulation Advisor) www.assist.org/web-assist/welcome.html. If you will transfer from an in-state private or out-of-state 2 or 4 year institution, please contact Undergraduate Admissions ugradmit@sfsu.edu. General information; www.sfsu.edu/future/apply/transfer.html