Academic Advising

MESA students are required to meet with their respective MESA academic advisor a minimum of once (1) per semester (towards the end of each semester).  MESA students complete either a:

  • College of Engineering Semester-by-Semester Course Planner or a
  • College of Sciences Academic Roadmap,
  • and a MESAdvantage Student Report Card prior to the academic advising appointment. 

Both forms are then reviewed during the academic advising appointment.

MESA students are also welcome to visit an Academic Advisor throughout the year for academic advising.  To book an appointment, select your Academic Advisor through SDSU EAB Navigate.

For engineering students (Semester-by-Semester Course Planner)

For sciences students (Academic Roadmap)

MESAdvantage Student Report Card

MESA Academic Advisors

Engineering majors - Meet with Natasha Celise or Eric Pamintuan.

Physical sciences majors - All non-engineering majors meet with Thelma Chavez.


  • Graduating seniors in their last semester are not required to do an advising appointment.
  • In place of an MESA academic advising appointment:
    • Engineering majors juniors and seniors (who were accepted into the MESA program 2 semesters ago or prior) can submit a MESAdvantage Student Report Card to [email protected] or drop off to either MESA office and then see their Engineering Major Advisor (viewable under your Success Team in SDSU EAB Navigate).  A MESA academic advising appointment is optional.
    • All physical science majors (regardless of class level, unless in their last semester), must meet with Thelma.

College Academic Advisors

To find and book an appointment with a Peer Mentor or Academic Advisor, search for General or Major Advising through SDSU EAB Navigate.

College of Engineering - has Academic Advisors assigned to every department (Aerospace, Computer/Electrical, Civil/Construction/Environmental, Mechanical) and the Center for Student Success in Engineeering (CSSE) Peer Advisors (current College of Engineering students) are also able to provide dedicated advising services to all engineering students, especially those in lower division. The Peer Advisors answer student inquiries regarding academic advising and course planning, student success and resources, engagement, and progress toward graduation.

College of Sciences - Sciences Student Success Center (SSC) Peer Mentors (current College of Sciences students) can assist sciences students in planning out academic schedules, answering general questions about a major, provide personal insight/experience about courses, help locate campus resources to help with transition to virtual courses, address any difficulties in classes by serving as your champion and liaison - between you and faculty, depart chairs or advisers, or other campus entities, help you explore minors, or manage difficult decisions about changing majors, and share opportunities with you that they become aware of.