Academic Advising

Academic advisors partner with students to develop and achieve their creative, academic, personal, and professional goals. Connect with us for guidance in tracking your progress, accessing resources, and selecting courses for registration.

Confidentiality Statement

Academic advising appointments are held in private but are not confidential. If you wish to schedule a confidential meeting with a counselor, CCA offers free Counseling Services for current students. See Counseling Services.

Graduate Advising

Given the specificity of their work, graduate students are advised by their graduate program manager. Questions related to academic records should be referred to the Student Records Office at 415.703.9579.

Undergraduate Advising

CCA Undergraduate Advising advocates for student success. We partner with students to develop and achieve their creative, academic, personal, and professional goals as participants in diverse local and global communities. In collaboration with our advising, students should be able to:

  • navigate various systems and sources to maximize their learning experience and find value in all aspects of their educational choices.
  • identify challenges and develop strategies for success with intentionality, integrity, and equanimity.
  • engage in meaningful relationships with peers, faculty, and staff in order to cultivate dynamic creative practices.

Advising Values

  • You Are Supported. Promoting awareness of policies and resources that impact student needs and goals within the context of the community, college, and program.
  • We Advise. You Decide. Encouraging self-reflection, self-authorship, and empowerment to develop networks of relationships that strengthen student success.
  • We Are With You. Supporting student growth through meaningful interactions that cultivate respect and collaboration and prioritize self-care.

Advising Structure

Undergraduate advising at CCA is divided into two stages: