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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 https://www.csn.edu/health-sciences for more information about advising. Not sure which majors fall under Health Sciences?  Visit https://www.csn.edu/healtharea 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.

Meet with an Advisor

Schedule an appointment. Most appointments are 30 minutes and are scheduled on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 8:30 am -3:30 pm. Follow the steps below to schedule an appointment.

  1. Visit www.csn.edu and click "Login."
  2. Log-in with your GoCSN username and password.
  3. Click MyCoyotePLAN Icon (or search for MyCoyotePLAN ).
  4. If required, log in again.
  5. Click on the Academic Advising box.
  6. Find an academic advisor who works with your major or area of study.
  7. Click “Schedule.”
  8. Choose the primary reason you wish to meet with an Academic Advisor.
  9. Click "Continue."
  10. Select a day and time that works best for you.
  11. Click "Continue."
  12. Enter any additional information related to your appointment.
  13. Click "Confirm" to secure your appointment.
Attend Express Advising. During Express Advising, students can meet with an advisor for a 15-minute drop-in session on a first come, first served basis on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm. Express Advising is best for quick questions and to obtain basic information; however, it is not recommended for academic planning.
To access Express Advising, Students can use the Coyote Q on campus or online at https://www.csn.edu/coyoteq. Students are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The line may require a wait time of an hour or greater and may close periodically when demand is high.
Advising Questions & Answers

Advising will continue to respond to emails at Advising@csn.edu, 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.

Advising Documents

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
Gateway Course Guide
English Guided Self Placement Course Recommendations Explained

Locations and Contact Us

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

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  Advising@csn.edu.

Advising Mission Statement

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.