Academic Advising

Welcome to Academic Advising

Academic Advising is Your Partner in Academic Success There’s more to academic advising than choosing your courses and creating your educational plan.  Keeping in touch with your academic advisor can help you stay on track in order to achieve your goals.

Academic Advisors can help you with:

  • Creating a plan to meet your academic goals
  • Skill-coaching in time management, self-advocacy, goal clarification, study-skills and the development of personal plans for academic success
  • Determining your transfer options
  • Providing information about campus resources and services
  • Balancing school with work and family commitments

Your academic advisor helps you understand your degree plan and makes recommendations on course selection each semester.  At CSN, students are required to meet with their academic advisor at the completion of 15, 30, and 45 semester credit hours.

When you enroll at the College of Southern Nevada, you’ll have an academic advisor who’s firmly in your corner.

Getting Started with Academic Advising

At CSN, Advising departments are designated based on your major. Health Sciences majors should visit for more information about advising. Not sure which majors fall under Health Sciences?  Visit to see a list of our health programs.

Students pursuing all other majors should read and follow the information below for the General Academic Advising Department services.

Please visit our New Student Advising web page at

The New Student Advising web page provides a one-stop, enrollment shop for all new first-time college students at CSN including guidance on placement testing, how to submit ACT/SAT scores, new student orientation, accessing academic advising, and how to enroll.

Follow the instructions below to meet with General Academic Advising staff.

First Year Experience (FYE) Registration Events

New, first-time in college students are strongly encouraged to attend a Registration Event to enroll at CSN for the first time. These events are designed especially to help new to CSN first-time college students complete all enrollment steps on the same day.

At FYE Registration Events, you will be able to:

  • Meet with a representative from the Financial Aid Department
  • Get help with removing enrollment (first steps) holds from your account
  • Connect with the FYE team and other support services
  • For non-Health Program majors, meet with an Academic Advisor at all events
  • For Health Programs majors, meet with a Health Programs Advisor on designated dates
  • For students using Veterans Benefits, meet with VETS advisors on designated dates
  • Enroll in classes and leave with a schedule in hand!

Visit the FYE Registration Events page at to sign up for an event.

Open Advising
Attend Open Advising beginning Monday, July 1st through Friday, August 30. 

During Open Advising, students can meet with an advisor on a first-come, first-serve basis beginning Monday, July 1st. Open advising will be available Monday through Friday, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm. Appointments are not required during Open Advising. Open Advising sessions provide the following services:
•    Course Recommendations
•    Advising Hold Removals
•    General Questions
•    Campus Referrals

Open Advising is not recommended for degree audits, sub-waivers, or long-term planning.

Please be advised that Open Advising may require a wait time of an hour or greater. Line(s) may close early during times of extremely high volume.

During Open Advising, students can meet with advisors on campus or by phone.
•    To meet with an advisor on campus, students can join the queue online at or at their preferred campus and select the ‘In-person Academic Advising’ queue. You will receive a text message alerting you when it is your turn to see an advisor.
•    To meet with an advisor by phone, students can join the line at and choose the “Academic Advising by Phone” queue. When you reach the front of the queue for "Academic Advising by Phone," you will receive a phone call from an academic advisor.

Open Advising sessions provide the following services:
•    Course Recommendations
•    Advising Hold Removals
•    General Questions
•    Campus Referrals

Open Advising is not recommended for degree audits, sub-waivers, or long-term planning.

*If you have an IEP or 504 Plan and wish to speak with someone before scheduling your appointment, please contact us by phone at (702) 651-3165.

Still have questions? Email us at Messages sent Monday through Friday will usually receive a response on the same day or within 24 hours. Messages sent over the weekend will receive a response by the close of business on the following Tuesday. 

Advising will continue to respond to emails at, whereby students can send minor questions such as "How do I change my major?" or "Where can I find my degree sheet?"

*Please contact us by phone at 702-651-3165 if you have an IEP or 504 Plan and need assistance in meeting with an academic advisor.

In the Academic Advising Handbook and Academic Advising Syllabus, you will find valuable information regarding advising timelines and expectations, CSN resources, areas of study and majors, registration, and much more.

Advising Handbook
Dual Enrolled Student Handbook
Gateway Course Guide
English Guided Self Placement Course Recommendations Explained

Regular Hours: Monday-Friday from 8:00 am-5:00 pm

Academic Advising will be closed on federal and state holidays.

CHARLESTON CAMPUS - 6375 W. Charleston Blvd.
Bldg. D - Lobby, Las Vegas, Nevada 89146
(702) 651-5670

HENDERSON CAMPUS - 700 College Dr.
Bldg. B - Room 120, Henderson, Nevada 89002
(702) 651-3165

NORTH LAS VEGAS CAMPUS - 3200 East Cheyenne Ave.
Main Building S, Room 201 (upstairs), North Las Vegas, Nevada 89030
(702) 651-4049

Contact Us through Email at

The mission of Academic Advising is to foster the optimal student experience by providing exceptional guidance and assistance with academic planning through partnerships with our students, faculty, and staff.