The Metro Academies Advising Program provides year-round academic advising services to Metro students through Metro Academies staffed professional academic counselors, trained peer counselors, as well as in collaboration with other academic counselors on campus.
Metro has partnered with the Undergraduate Advising Center (UAC) to provide academic advising for each Metro cohort. First year Metro students are required to attend at least two academic advising appointments with their assigned UAC Advisor within their freshman year. These two advising appointments are required assignments within the first Metro Academy Core Foundation Course* and the student will know when they will need to complete the requirement.
Visit advising.sfsu.edu to find office hours and drop in times.
Wondering who your advisor is? Log into: https://sfsu.campus.eab.com/
*Students are instructed to identify themselves as Metro students to help Advisors they are working with to best support them.
EOP-Metro Students: Metro students who are also a part of the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) are expected to meet with their EOP Advisor in addition to their Metro Advisor.
ADVISING REQUIREMENT 1: 30-minute Check-in Advising Appointment.
UAC Advisors are expected to review the student’s current class schedule, assess student’s current progress, and whether any additional support or referrals are needed such as tutoring, student success skills workshops, etc. The advisor may cover any additional topics that are relevant for the individual student which may include, but is not limited to: general education, university requirements, using and reading the university bulletin, exploring major/minor, major courses, adjustment to college, etc.
ADVISING REQUIREMENT 2: Degree Planning Meeting
UAC Advisors are expected to support student in selecting and planning courses for the student’s subsequent 2-3 semesters (which covers student until the end of the second year in college) and recording these planned courses in the Degree Planner.
Students are placed in a Metro Academy based on a major or career interest. Below is the list of academies:
- Business I
- Business II
- Ethnic Studies
- Liberal & Creative Arts I
- Liberal & Creative Arts II
- Health I
- Health II
- Health III
- STEM 1
- STEM 2
- STEM 3
- STEM 4
Visit the Academies page to learn more.
Metro Academy courses are taken a in a course sequence. Students take 1-2 courses every semester with their Metro Academy cohort for the first two years of college. All Metro courses count toward General Education Requirements toward graduation.
If you need information about the Metro course sections, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Metro Course Opt-out Policy: If it is in the best interest of the student, weighing all costs and benefits of remaining in the Metro Academies course sequencing versus not doing so, the Metro Academies courses taken may be altered based on individual student circumstances as determined by an Advisor working directly with a student in collaboration with the Metro Academies Advising Coordinator. We prefer students to follow the set course sequence if at all possible to receive the maximum and intended benefit from being a part of Metro, however, we will consider individual student situations on a case by case basis.
A Metro student is enrolled in the first Metro Academy Core Foundation course in either the Fall or Spring semester of the student’s first year. A Metro student is considered a “Fall Start” student if he or she takes the first Metro Academy Core Foundation course in the fall of freshman year. A Metro student is considered a “Spring Start” student if he or she takes the first Metro Academy Core Foundation course in the spring of freshman year.
If you need support in identifying the Metro Academy to which a student belongs or whether the student is a “Fall Start” or “Spring Start” student, you can email email@example.com
A Note About Cohort A and B
Metro students are organized into a Metro Academy and also a cohort within an Academy, either A or B.
Cohort A students take their first Metro Core Foundation course in the fall of freshman year.
Cohort B students take their first Metro Core Foundation course in the spring of freshman year.
The first Metro Academy Core Foundation course varies by Metro Academy. The first Metro Academy Core Foundation courses for each academy are the following:
|Metro Academy of Liberal & Creative Arts I & II||COMM 120|
(1) If a student is in the Metro Academy student and you can see on their class schedule that they were/are enrolled in ETHS 120 or COM 120 in the Fall of their freshman year, they would be considered Fall Start cohort student
(2) If a student is in the Metro Academy student and you can see on their class schedule that they were/are enrolled in ETHS 120 or COM 120 in the Spring semester, they would be considered Spring Start cohort student.